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Vice President for Research and Economic Development Search

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This stunning 60-second aerial highlights some of the Moscow campus of the University of Idaho in the early morning hours on a summer day.

Cradled in the Palouse hills of Northern Idaho, Moscow is surrounded by pristine scenery — rolling farmland to the west and the spectacular Idaho wilderness to the east. This friendly and vibrant community is alive with spirit, festivals, museums, fairs, education and recreational opportunities.

Vice President for Research and Economic Development

The University of Idaho is conducting a national search for the next Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letters of interest, full resume/CV and contact information of at least five references) or expressions of interest to the search firm assisting the university. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to March 23, 2020.

Please direct any confidential inquiries, nominations or questions to the search firm assisting the university: or

For a complete position description, please visit the Parker Executive Search webpage.

Search Committee

Michael Parrella, Search Chair and Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Brenda Helbling, Chief of Staff and Search Coordinator
Diane Kelly-Riley, Associate Dean, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Dennis Becker, Dean, College of Natural Resources
Ginger Carney, Dean, College of Science
David Hill , U of I Regent and State Board of Education Member
Toni Broyles, Special Assistant to the President
Jerry McMurtry, Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Carolyn Fuller, D.C. firm, Van Scoyoc & Associates
David Pfeiffer, Undergraduate Research department
John Wiencek, Executive Vice President and Provost
Chandra Zenner Ford, Executive Special Assistant to the President
Farjahan Shawon, Graduate Student

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Moscow, ID


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MS 3151
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