The Office of the Vice President for Research has overall responsibility for promoting and facilitating the research enterprise at Colorado State University (CSU). The Office of the Vice President for Research will enable the University, its faculty, staff, and students to emerge as a world-class research institution complementing our learning, service, and outreach missions. The Office of the Vice President for Research will lead the 21st Century Land- Grant mission of CSU by fostering and supporting the research enterprise, promoting scholarship and artistry, instilling a culture of integrity, inclusion and diversity, and capitalizing on opportunities to address global challenges.
CSU is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of all American Universities in research expenditures. The university was established in 1870 as the land-grant institution for the State of Colorado. The University is committed to equity and inclusive excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in education, research, and engagement for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and the world. Student enrollment is approximately 34,000, and the University employs more than 7,200 staff including academic faculty, administrative professionals, and classified staff. As a premier land-grant university, CSU is addressing and solving the great global challenges of our time.
CSU is in the city of Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 170,000. Situated 65 miles north of Denver at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a gateway to world-class skiing, hiking, fishing, climbing, and biking. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and low humidity, Fort Collins residents enjoy pleasant weather year-round. Indoor and outdoor activities are enjoyable in every season. Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado with top award rankings from Forbes for Best Place for Business/Careers, Gallup Well Being Index for Healthiest Mid-Size City in America, CBS Money watch List of Top 10 Best Places to Retire, Outside Magazine Best Towns in America, among other select recognitions: http://www.fcgov.com/fcfacts.