Associate Vice President for Research Development
Working Title: Associate Vice President for Research Development
Position Type: University Executive Staff
Department: Office of the VP for Research
Posting Date: 12-08-2017
The University of Virginia's Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) seeks a visionary leader to help grow the size and impact of University research by creating opportunities for and supporting discovery and innovation by University researchers through research development.
The Associate Vice President for Research Development (AVPRD) works closely with the VPR and develops and leads the activities, operation, and staff of the Research Development Team, including the creation of a Proposal Development Unit. In this executive role, he/she aggressively and consistently pursues research opportunities for University researchers from federal and state agencies, industry, and foundations. Other key responsibilities include:
--Working closely with University-wide efforts to implement strategies for faculty research training and leadership development. He/she supports new training programs that help faculty who are early in their research career to develop and/or improve their skills in writing winning proposals. He/she also analyzes faculty grant performances and considers mechanisms to assist mid-career faculty to maintain or revive research funding levels;
--Striving to generate new streams of research support from federal, state, foundation and industrial sources. He/she works with researchers and staff to improve proposals and packages to seek/secure funding;
--Nurturing multi-disciplinary projects corresponding to the University's strategic research initiatives, including support for large-scale projects through strategy development, technical writing and budget creation;
--Working with University researchers and the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group to translate discoveries to the marketplace, creating intellectual, economic and societal impacts;
--Administering strategic seed funding initiatives to facilitate interdisciplinary research at the University with high potential for future external support. He/she also analyzes performance of seed funding efforts;
--Managing the Pan-University Institutes that report to the VPR, and working with the Provost office to provide coordination for establishing, continuing and evaluating all Centers and Institutes;
--In partnership with the Schools, developing creative and financially feasible strategies to maximize the efficacy of shared research facilities and equipment across the university, and potentially across institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
--Partnering with the Research Roundtable (Associate Deans for Research from all Schools at the University, Executive Director for the Applied Research Institute, and Assistant Vice President for Research Administration) to identify issues, solve problems, and establish new programs in research operations;
--Representing the VPR and the Office of the VPR at meetings and functions as needed, especially in facilitating research collaborations across Virginia's research institutions.
Qualified candidates may also be considered for a faculty appointment in an appropriate department and school at the University of Virginia commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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