2010.02.02> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Finalist for Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity to Interview Feb. 4-5
Omaha - The second of four finalists for the position of University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity (AVCRCA) will be on campus for interviews Thursday and Friday, Feb. 4-5. The person selected for the AVCRA position will have leadership and administrative responsibility for promoting and growing research and creative activity, helping to attract external funds, and serving as liaison for these activities with all UNO colleges/divisions and other research-partner institutions.
The second candidate is Scott Snyder, program director, Division of Environmental Biology National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va., and professor, Department of Biology at UNO. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend an open forum with Snyder on Friday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.
The two remaining candidates and campus visit dates:
- Nicholas Stergiou, professor, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at UNO, and professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences University of Nebraska Medical Center. He will visit campus on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9; and
- Lloyd Richardson, director, Office of Research and External Funding, College of Education, acting director of Research, College of Nursing and Curator's Teaching Professor in Education and Mathematic, University of Missouri-St. Louis. He will visit campus on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 11-12.
Scott Tarry, director, Aviation Institute and distinguished professor at UNO, and director, NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR, was the first candidate to interview in late January.
Specific AVCRCA responsibilities include oversight of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, facilitation of connections with extramural sponsors, oversight of an internal seed-grant program, representation on University system and statewide research bodies, oversight and development of campus compliance and research and creative activity related policies, and stewardship of University intellectual property. Faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to participate in the multiple forums provided and provide feedback.
Additional information on each candidate as well as the complete interview schedules will be available at http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/. This schedule includes forums with groups such as the Faculty Senate and chairs and directors. The search committee needs and desires feedback from all campus constituencies. Harmon Maher, interim associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity is chair of the search committee. He can be contacted at email@example.com or 554.2250.
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