Associate or Assistant Vice President for Research Administration

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 07, 2017
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Associate or Assistant Vice President for Research Administration

Temple University invites applications for the position of Associate or Assistant Vice President for Research Administration.  Reporting to the Vice President for Research, this position is a senior level position in the Office of Research Administration responsible for overseeing Temple’s portfolio of funded research. The Associate or Assistant Vice President will oversee, evaluate and integrate the pre-and post award aspects of grant getting by directly managing the offices of Grants Management, Research Accounting Services, and the administrative staff of Temple’s Electronic Research Administration. This position is also responsible for monitoring federal and state regulatory developments and changes to University policies to ensure that the university is meeting the requirements of funding agencies and partners.

Temple University's history begins in 1884, when a young working man asked Russell Conwell if he could tutor him at night. A well-known Philadelphia minister, Conwell quickly said yes. It wasn't long before he was teaching several dozen students—working people who could only attend class at night but had a strong desire to make something of themselves. The fledgling college continued to grow, adding programs and students throughout the following decades. Today, Temple's 16 schools and colleges, nine campuses, hundreds of degree programs and more than 38,297 students combine to create one of the nation's most comprehensive and diverse public research and learning environments. In 2016, Temple rose from the “high research activity,” or R2, category to “highest research activity,” or R1, placing it among the top four percent of all four-year institutions in the nation.

The ideal candidate will meet minimum qualifications, which include having the ability to manage a diverse staff both in person and on other campuses; having the ability to manage multiple deadlines and projects; demonstrated collaborative and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders; demonstrated ability to comprehend complex scientific issues, and translate specialized and/or technical jargon suitable for the general public. The successful candidate will have ten or more years in the research administration field showing career progression and leadership in working in a university community and an advanced degree in a related field.

A complete application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae; and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers, and email addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Temple University in the search.  

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners, Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272






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Temple University’s equal opportunity/affirmative action program complies with federal regulations such as: The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veterans; Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended (VEVRAA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.


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Informal and formal complaint procedures are available through Temple University’s Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance to members of the University community for the resolution of complaints of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation.


For assistance with complaint resolution, contact Sandra A. Foehl, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator & ADA Coordinator, Sullivan Hall, Second Floor Mezzanine, 215-204- 6772 or

For more information about programs supporting inclusion and diversity, contact Tiffenia Archie, Ph.D.,

Interim Associate Vice President and Director of Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership, 2026 North Broad Street, 215-204-7303 or