Program Faculty, Director of University College Strategic Initiatives #20180014FAC

San Marcos, Texas
Jul 03, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Program Faculty, Director of University College Strategic Initiatives

Job Posting Number: 20180014FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

University College

Position Description: The Director of Strategic Initiatives (DSI) is a full-time administrative position within University College (UC). The individual must possess a terminal degree and a history of funded and published research. The primary goal of the position is to foster and support a culture of research, including externally funded research and sponsored programs and to represent UC to external funding constituencies. The DSI will report directly to the UC Dean regarding issues of proposal development and will link UC to other researchers and projects on topics focusing on student success in college. The successful candidate will represent the Dean across campus in the area of research and sponsored programs and be responsible for crafting, assessing, and updating UC goals for research, sponsored programs, and extramural funding.

The DSI will be responsible for oversight of UC grant-funded programs and all pre- and post­ award processing, monitoring, and compliance in the unit. The DSI will supervise grant-funded personnel and support UC faculty and staff in navigating pre- and post-award processes. The successful candidate will work with Office of Sponsored Programs staff on a continuous basis and serve as the college representative/liaison to university councils and committees focused on the research endeavor. Experience with Department of Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and private agencies is desirable.

Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:

1) College Research and Sponsored Program Development and Support
a. Create, maintain, and update a UC research strategic plan that will guide the College internally and externally
b. Mentor new faculty and staff in the development of research that will lead to presentations, publications, and funding (when appropriate)
c. Support existing faculty and staff in refining or developing research initiatives that will lead to publication and external funding
d. Provide faculty and staff with assistance in locating funding sources and successfully writing and submitting grant proposals
2) Represent UC with External Constituents
a. Develop and update knowledge of UC research and sponsored program initiatives and help create collaborations in areas of interest outside the College, where appropriate
b. Serve on appropriate College, Division, and University research committees and activities to represent UC and create/promote productive working relationships
c. Collaborate with other Associate/ Assistant deans for research and the Associate Vice President for Research and his/her units
d. Collect, maintain, and distribute data on research and sponsored program outcomes of UC and faculty/staff internal and external productivity
e. Coordinate the UC research and sponsored programs webpage for internal and external audiences
3) Support and Direct the UC Research and Sponsored Program Enterprise and Relationships with Centers and Institutes
a. Work with faculty and staff within and outside of UC to build noteworthy research projects that will lead to external funding
b. When appropriate, identify a major UC enterprise that would profit from the creation of a formal center or institute, and serve as director for the development and on-going work of the center/institute
4) Develop, direct, and assess professional development activities aligned with strategic priorities of the college
a. Activity 2 Coordinator for Title V CAFE Project
5) Other related duties as assigned by the College Dean

Required Qualifications

1) Terminal degree in an academic discipline represented at Texas State.

2) Previous experience in higher education (1-2 years).

3) Successful funding procurement and external grant activity.

4) Experience with pre- and post-award processes in grant programs.

5) A demonstrated commitment to diversity.

6) Experience supervising staff and/or students.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Experience with community outreach in support of collaborative project development.

2) Service-related activities in academic departments and/or professional organizations.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To ensure full consideration, the following application materials must be received by August 31, 2017.

1. Letter of application describing how experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for the position (not to exceed two pages).
2. Current curriculum vitae.
3. One letter of reference from an individual able to describe and comment on the applicant’s qualifications.
4. The names and contact information for two additional individuals able to describe and comment on the applicant’s qualifications.

Finalists will be asked to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2017

Review Date: 08/31/2017

Open Until Filled? Yes

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