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[Met-jobs] Vice President for Research of the Cyprus Institute

From "Panos Hadjinicolaou" <>
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:09:49 +0200

Vice President for Research (Ref. No.: CYI_VPR_14_02)

Vice President for Research of the Cyprus Institute

Closing date: 24 January 2015

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees ( Research at the Cyprus Institute is conducted through its three interdisciplinary research centers: the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), and the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC). Its Educational activities are pursued through its Graduate School, which currently offers only doctoral Degrees. (

Position Description

Reporting to the CyI President, the Vice President for Research (VPR) will be responsible for implementing and furthering the Institute's overall research agenda. The selected candidate will be awarded a tenured Professorship at CyI.

The selected candidate will be located in Cyprus, and will be offered an internationally attractive salary and benefits package, commensurate to his/her high degree of responsibility and qualification.

The successful candidate is expected to be a scholar of international standing with strong leadership qualities and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in research management. He/she must have a scientific record of the highest international level, research expertise and leadership competencies in one of the scientific directions pursued by the Institute that can be effectively pursued with his/her involvement, a strong vision of the role of research and of the importance of science and technology capacity building in Europe and in the Eastern Mediterranean. Previous responsibility for institution building and/or managing complex projects from development to implementation would be a strong advantage. Proficiency in spoken and written English is indispensable.

She/he will be expected to:

(i) Expand alliances with peer Institutions business and government entities that will lead to increased research opportunities for the Institute; (ii) coordinate the Institute’s research activities by internally promoting selected research opportunities and identifying national and international trends in which the Institute should participate; (iii) recommend research-related policies and practices to the Institute’s leadership; (iv) initiate technology transfer and economic development activities; and (v) undertake tasks and initiatives in relation to her/his faculty appointment


Duties and Responsibilities

In detail, the overall objectives, duties and responsibilities of the Vice President for Research are the following:

·         To promote the development of CyI as a novel research and educational institution.

·         To develop CyI’s research strategy within the strategic and policy guidelines set down by the Institute’s Board

·         To lead and enable research initiatives and activities.

·         To recruit and to recommend staffing strategies for the Institute’s research division including the performance management, development and motivation of the Institute’s              research staff members

·         To coordinate the Research Strategy of the Institute’s Centers in collaboration with the Center Directors;

·         To coordinate the development of the research budget of the Institute.

·         To establish and maintain links with and between CyI’s research sponsors.

·         To support the Institute’s Office of Sponsored Research in coordinating, identifying and pursuing research funding sources.

Applicants should submit: (i) a CV including a list of publications, a compilation of research grants obtained, and relevant managerial experience, and (ii) a short, up to two pages vision statement and iii) a list of five potential referees (incl. their contact details). To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by the 24th January 2015 via e-mail to HR[at] showing the following reference in the subject heading: CYI_VPR_14_02. For further information please contact Dr. Michalis S. Yiangou ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

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