Vice Provost for Research

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Aug 11, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vice Provost for Research


Responsibilities:  The Vice Provost for Research (VPR) reports to the Provost, and embodies the growing role and importance of research at Claflin University.  The Vice Provost for Research will provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction of Claflin’s research enterprise; promote the vitality of research and scholarship at the University; develop research growth and funding opportunities for academic units; and coordinate research partnerships with other universities, as well as state, federal, and international entities.  The Vice Provost will be responsible for providing leadership for the development of a comprehensive research agenda at Claflin; chairing the (proposed) University Research Council; working collaboratively with deans, chairs, and faculty to secure grants and contracts from public as well as private sources; provide administrative and compliance leadership of the University’s externally-funded grants portfolio; and promote, expand, and coordinate interdisciplinary research efforts among units and faculty.  The VPR will provide leadership of the undergraduate research program; have a central role in research relationships and advocacy with industry partners; and work closely with the private sector on economic partnerships, especially in the areas surrounding the University.  The VPR will cultivate public and private research funding sources; develop, administer, and monitor research policies and procedures; be an active member of the Institutional Review Board; develop and coordinate research performance metrics for Claflin University and its stakeholders; and ensure campus units are in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and requirements.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate should possess a terminal degree in an area of expertise (Ph.D. preferred), and  have a proven record of research and teaching commensurate with an appointment as a tenured associate or full professor in one of  Claflin University’s academic departments.  The candidate must have the ability to implement strategies to increase the number, quality, and competitiveness of grant submissions and awards; significant experience in large grant acquisitions from external, government, or private funding entities; and experience in sponsored programs and/or research administration.  The candidate should have experience or recognizable potential working with external constituencies such as business, industry, and governmental agencies; mentoring student researchers, and working collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, students, the community, and funding agencies.  The successful candidate must have a strong analytical and budgeting background; organizational leadership experience; and success in an academic setting. The candidate should have strong interpersonal, communication, writing, and facilitation/collaboration skills.

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately.

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: Candidates must submit a letter of application, detailed resume’, official transcripts, and the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references and other chosen credentials to:

Office of Human Resources

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human

Resources Office.  Office Number:  803-535-5635  


Equal Opportunity Employer



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