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KNOXVILLE—UT Knoxville’s search for a vice chancellor for research continues this week with a visit from the fourth candidate and a public forum.

Timothy Killeen, Lyall Research Professor at the University of Colorado and assistant director for geosciences at the National Science Foundation, will speak from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7, in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.

Killeen has worked at the University of Colorado since 2010 and at the NSF since 2008. Prior to that, he spent ten years at the National Center for Atmospheric Research as a senior scientist and director. From 1979 to 2000, he held various positions at the University of Michigan, including associate vice president for research. He also spent time as a visiting senior scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and was an affiliate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

He has a bachelor’s degree in physics, a doctorate in atomic and molecular physics and a Doctor of Science (DSC), all from University College London.

Three other candidates for this position have already visited campus and held public forums. They include Michael Pazzani, vice president for research and graduate professional education at Rutgers University; David Norton, associate dean for research and graduate programs for the College of Engineering at the University of Florida; and Robert Scott, associate vice president for research at the University of Georgia. One more candidate is expected to visit.

For information on the candidates and to provide feedback, visit http://chancellor.utk.edu/interviews/research/.