Assistant Vice President of Research Technology

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Baylor University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Vice President of Research Technology.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President CIO/CISO, the AVPRT leads a team charged with supporting the enabling research technology for faculty researchers. This centralized effort includes managing secure data services, the research technology software catalog, high performance computing and other specialized research technology requests. The AVPRT will educate the campus on research technology capabilities, processes and strategic initiatives, providing pathways for faculty researchers to meet their technology needs and educating faculty on standard software and services that can provide rapid solutions for their research needs. The AVPRT will also advise leadership of resource capacity and potential needs for research computing. This will be done while building and maintaining strong working relationships with university stakeholders broadly, alongside a sharp focus on faculty researchers.

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

Waco sits along the Brazos River and is conveniently located in between Dallas, Austin, and Houston. With a metro population of more than 245,000, Wacoans come from diverse backgrounds and represent myriad cultures, religions, and identities. The vibrant city is filled with distinct districts, each home to shops, restaurants, and attractions with unique characteristics.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • A Master’s degree (computer science preferred) and five years of experience
  • The capacity to enable research technology at an R1 university
  • Knowledge of implementing data security plans and meeting grant requirements
  • Knowledge of current and emerging research technologies
  • A passion for exceeding customer expectations and an ability to anticipate technology needs
  • An active Christian or Jewish faith
  • Additional desired competencies in:
    • Collaborative leadership
    • Project management (faculty project experience preferred)
    • Problem solving and analytical acumen
    • Priority setting and time management
    • Customer service

Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above.

Nominations and Applications

The application deadline for best consideration is March 24, 2023. The search will remain open until the appointment is made.

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A resume
  • A letter of interest
  • The contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

Application materials (Word or PDFs) should be sent to:

Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged. Please direct them to:


Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Plympton,  / (484) 554-4542

Dr. Jerome “Jerry” Gilbert, Executive Search /  (662) 769-1021

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.