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We are pleased to announce that finalists for the position of Vice President for Research will be visiting College Station during late October and November for onsite interviews as described below.

Photo of Dr. Karen Markides

Dr. Karin Markides, Chairman of the Swedish Scientific Council for Sustainable Development and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for Research Infrastructures ESS/Max IV

On campus October 24 (11:00 am) through October 26 (12:00 noon)

Video of the Presentation & Open Forum


Photo of Dr. Mark A. Barteau

Dr. Mark A. Barteau, Director, University of Michigan Energy Institute, DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, Dow Distinguished Fellow in Sustainability

On campus November 6 (all day) through November 7 (all day)

Video of the Presentation & Open Forum


Photo of Dr. Robert W. Leland

Dr. Robert W. Leland, Vice President, Science & Technology, Chief Technology Officer (ret.), Sandia National Laboratories

On campus November 8 (all day) through November 9 (all day)

Video of the Presentation & Open Forum


Photo of Dr. J. Martin Scholtz

Dr. J. Martin Scholtz, Executive Associate Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University

On campus November 15 (all day) through November 16 (all day)
Video of the Presentation & Open Forum



Each candidate will have appointments with numerous stakeholder groups and the schedules will be posted to this page as soon as feasible. Links to each candidate's curriculum vitae can already be found on this page.

The Vice President for Research Search Advisory Committee recognizes this is a very busy time for our campus community. For this reason, the search committee sincerely appreciates the engagement of all stakeholders in supporting the selection process and meeting these outstanding candidates. We regret the short notice regarding the first candidate, which was unavoidable. The open forum presentations will be recorded and available on the search website following the event.


The Vice President for Research (VPR) serves as the chief research officer for Texas A&M, and reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President. The VPR serves as a member of the President’s cabinet. As the chief research officer for the university, the VPR will provide strategic vision and operational leadership for all aspects of the research enterprise, support and encourage excellence in faculty scholarship, and maintain a collaborative and transparent environment and community that supports the university’s research goals.

In close collaboration with the Provost and Executive Vice President, the VPR provides overall leadership in developing a research plan that integrates with the Texas A&M Strategic Plan with the objective of increasing funding opportunities, developing collaborative partnerships across disciplines, and supporting research in all of its forms. View the complete position description.