Executive Director, Ken Kennedy Institute


  • Professional
  • Houston, TX
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: March 28, 2020

Rice University
Ken Kennedy Institute

The Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University was established in 1986 and is dedicated to the advancement of research in the fields of computing, data science and information technology. From its roots in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, computational and applied mathematics, and statistics, the Institute has grown to encompass 180 faculty spanning engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, architecture and music. The Institute fosters the development of fundamental and applied research and assists multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary efforts challenging traditional disciplinary limits.

In collaboration with the director of the Institute and its advisory board, the executive director develops plans to achieve the Institute’s mission and strategic priorities and is responsible for directing the implementation of these plans. The executive director develops, initiates, and monitors all business development activities, to include (but not limited to): planning to align resources with the Institute’s mission and strategy; providing administrative management and leadership for the Institute’s research and educational programs; overseeing the Institute’s administrative workload and programmatic activities; nurturing internal and external contacts and relationships for continued and expanded support of the Institute’s programs; building sustainable relationships with the institute’s advisory board, University leaders, community, domestic and international experts associated with a wide variety of disciplines relating to technologies on data and computing; attracting new members; serving as a key liaison with internal and external constituents including industry, foundations and government; identifying, qualifying and developing potential funding sources and opportunities that will bring additional research funding to the Institute and the broader Rice community; and writing proposals to leverage these opportunities.

Details about the Institute may be found at https://k2i.rice.edu/

For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/22568

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