The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA or Foundation) invites applications and nominations for the position of President of the Foundation. The President reports to the Board of Directors and will carry out responsibilities of chief executive officer, working closely with the Board Chair, the Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Program Directors.
Founded in 1912, RCSA is the oldest foundation in the United States devoted wholly to science. It focuses on providing catalytic and opportunistic funding for highly innovative scientific research and the development of academic scientists, which will have a lasting impact on science and society. Its historic emphasis is on the physical sciences, chemistry, physics and astronomy, and closely related fields including materials science, biochemistry and biophysics. RCSA is located in Tucson, Arizona.
The President will join RCSA at an exciting time. Having completed a comprehensive strategic planning exercise, RCSA is focused on the growth of its Scialog Program and continued enhancement of the reach, effectiveness and national prestige of its newly redesigned Cottrell Scholars Program. The President will lead the staff in carrying out the organization’s mission. She or he will oversee the implementation of the Foundation’s science programs and peer review process, enhance relationships with external communities and potential partners, and work with the CFO and Board to steward the organization’s resources. RCSA seeks an accomplished leader with a deep history of pursuing scientific excellence to guide and advocate for the Foundation’s strategic direction and priorities.
The appointee is expected to take office in 2017.
John Muckle is leading this search with Joseph Keller.