Vice President of Research

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University (GW) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Research. Nominees must be tenured members of the GW faculty. The position reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a member of the Provost's leadership team.

The individual selected for this position will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to GW's deep commitment to the research of its faculty and students. The Vice President will work collaboratively with the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, other campus leaders, members of the Faculty Senate, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents to advance the institution's research mission. The Vice President will offer new ideas and insights to key leaders, provide input and feedback on initiatives, and champion programs that promote research across the University.

It is expected that the Vice President for Research will have experience with securing external support from private research portfolio, and experience with securing external support from private research oriented foundations and government funding agencies such as the National Institute of Health, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation, as well as a broad vision for research at the university that includes support for unfunded research. Responsibilities also will include oversight of sponsored projects administration and research integrity, the management of central research cores and facilities, and collaboration with health and safety officials with respect to the use and maintenance of facilities.

The individual selected will provide direction to all faculty, staff, students and organizational units in the development of the strategic research plans and by supporting best practices, and monitoring progress through appropriate performance indicators. A critical component of GW's strategic plan and this position will be the promotion of cross-school research engagements related to major interdisciplinary undertakings.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified applicants will be a tenured faculty member at GW and have a minimum of five (5) years leadership level experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Office Vice President of Research (OVPR) Family Research Administration Sub-Family All Functions Stream Executive Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? Yes (University Wide) Posting Number: S007217 Job Open Date: 05/11/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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  1. * Are you currently employed at the George Washington University?
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Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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    2. Cover Letter
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      Posted: 5/12/2018
      Application Due: 6/2/2018
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