Search Update: Vice Chancellor for Research

May 24, 2021

Dear Campus Community,

We are grateful to those of you who have provided feedback to and nominations for the VCR search. The search committee and external search consultants have discussed and synthesized the feedback received through listening sessions and the online survey, and they have finalized the detailed position description. This document is available for your review at this link.

We ask you to share this broadly among your networks. The position is open until filled. For best consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by June 14, 2021. 

As mentioned in our update message earlier this month, we value the nominations from the Berkeley community and it is important to us to build a strong and diverse pool of well-qualified candidates. Please continue to reach out to our search consultants at Isaacson, Miller <> with names of any potential internal or external candidates.

You can read the job announcement and other search information on the VCR search webpage. Any additional feedback may be submitted through the survey, which will remain open through the duration of the search process.  


A. Paul Alivisatos
Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
Co-Chair, VCR Search Committee

Douglas Clark
Dean, College of Chemistry
Co-Chair, VCR Search Committee 

General questions about the VCR search may be sent to

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