January 10, 2012


SUBJECT:    Call for Nominations - Associate Vice Chancellor - Innovation and Industry Alliances (Part-Time Administrative)

I am pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industry Alliances (AVC-I&IA). The Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industry Alliances will serve as a senior advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR). The posting may be found at the following link:

The Associate VC will advise the VCR on broadening campus participation in innovation and will develop and promote a strategic plan to market UCSD's research expertise to companies, research institutions, and investor and economic development groups. The Assoc VC, in collaboration with Academic Affairs, Health Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Rady School of Management, will foster productive, strategic research relationships and alliances with the private sector and will develop strategies for programs in research entrepreneurship.

In order to qualify for the position of AVC-I&IA, a candidate must currently or previously hold a tenured appointment in one of UC San Diego's academic departments. The AVC-I&IA will be appointed for a five-year term, renewable following appropriate review. This appointment is part-time; the percent of effort is open to negotiation.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a statement of interest via electronic mail to Vice Chancellor Brown ( If you would like to nominate someone, please send your nomination to the email address above. You need not contact the individual to ascertain whether he or she is willing to be considered as a candidate. All nominees will be contacted, in confidence, to discuss their willingness to have their names put forward for consideration. Nominations and applications received by January 31, 2012 will receive full consideration.

Sandra A. Brown
Vice Chancellor for Research