Department:Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:Commensurate with Experience Compensation Band:OS-OA12-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins July 1, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants (Internal only) Please submit a cover letter, CV and 3 professional references.
Department Summary The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon’s economic and civic vitality. The office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration. The office supports interdisciplinary research centers, essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of new knowledge and innovative solutions to society’s grand challenges.
Position Summary The Assistant Vice President for Research Facilities oversees the OVPRI research core facility system and provides strategic advice to services centers outside of that system. In addition, this position oversees Research Core Business Services and/or the Director of Facilities and Space. This position reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) or Sr. Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation. This is anticipated to be a 1.0 FTE position; however the VPRI and the incumbent may negotiate a lower FTE as makes sense for both parties.
Minimum Requirements •Six years of progressively responsible work in the area of research core facilities, shared services, or research administration. •Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field, such as a STEM discipline, public administration, or business administration. •Three years of supervisory experience.
Professional Competencies •Excellent oral and written communication skills. •Ability to problem build consensus among diverse groups of faculty and staff. •Ability to mentor and develop director-level leadership. •Focus on continuous improvement and excellence. •Ability to work with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.
Preferred Qualifications •Ph.D. or other terminal degree from an accredited institution. •Experience as a PI or co-PI on sponsored research •Experience as a director of a research core facility.
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