Research Practice

Our Research Practice is focused on attracting innovation and discovery leaders to support the growth of research, science, engineering, and academic medicine enterprises.  Our Higher Education executive search clients include the foremost research universities, institutes, academic medical centers and research parks. In conjunction with our 53 partner offices around the world our practice is engaged from the levels of basic science research through technology transfer and leadership of research parks or institutes.

Recent work includes:

  • Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Research
  • Vice President for Research, Health Sciences
  • Vice President Research Administration
  • Executive Director of Defense Related Research Units/Director ARL Lab
  • Dean of Engineering
  • President Research Institute
  • Executive Director Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate Dean for Research
  • Executive Dean for Research
  • Chief Compliance and Integrity Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer Research Park
  • Chief Research Information Officer
  • Vice President Research Informatics
  • Vice President Technology Transfer
  • Endowed Research Chairs to start up Cancer Program
  • Endowed Chair, Biomedical Engineering
  • Endowed Chair, Gas Utilization
  • Endowed Research Chairs to build Diabetes Program
  • Distinguished Professor Catalysis for Clean Energy

We are active members of ResearchAmerica!, AURP, AUTM, NORDP, and American Medical Informatics Association.

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Harris Search Associates is a leading global executive search firm. Our higher education and academic medicine practices are focused on identifying and attracting leaders Presidents, Provosts, Deans, Department Chairs, Researchers, and Senior Administrators to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. We are the higher education headhunters of choice for universities around the globe.