TITLE Associate Vice President for Research
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1002
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Vice President for Research and Economic Development
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR President
The Associate Vice President for Research is part of the leadership team for Research and Economic Development and oversees the Office of Sponsored Research and research compliance. Areas of responsibility include promoting and coordinating University research efforts.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A terminal degree is required.
Experience: A record of success working in higher education is required; academic administrative or leadership experience is required.
Skills: Demonstrated leadership ability is required, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to issues affecting a wide range of constituencies are required. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of multicultural and diversity issues is required. Experience in budget, financial, and personnel management is preferred.
Other: Requires a demonstrated commitment to high quality graduate education. An understanding of federal and state legislation and compliance issues that affect research and grant management, personnel decisions, and the delivery of quality educational services to students is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides leadership for sponsored research and research compliance by overseeing, promoting, and coordinating all University research efforts.
2. Manages the budgets and financial affairs of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs.
3. Promotes and stimulates academic research by managing various faculty initiative programs, including faculty research grants.
4. Oversees and coordinates responsibilities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Bio-safety Committee, the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants, and the University Intellectual Property Committee and serves as liaison for patent applications and intellectual property issues.
5. Represents the University by serving as the Institutional Official (IO) for research and compliance issues to various federal agencies, including research misconduct (Office of Research Integrity, Public Health Service), animal care and use (United States Department of Agriculture and the Public Health Service), bio-safety compliance (National Institutes of Health), radiation safety (Nuclear Regulatory Commission), research using human subjects (OHRP), and export control.
6. Represents the Vice President of Research and Development by serving on various committees such as the Sponsored Program Advisory Committee and providing input for decisions on resource prioritization decisions.
7. Promotes a positive image and maintains effective relationships for the Research and Economic Development by representing the Vice President at various meetings, communicating with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students in matters related to research and leading or serving on selected University committees and task forces.
8. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
9. Ensures that miscellaneous assignments related to research are completed in the best interest of the University by accepting and accomplishing tasks which are delegated by the Vice President.
The Associate Vice President for Research is supervised by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and supervises management, professional and administrative support staff.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES