Director of Research Development
Working Title: Director of Research Development
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Dean's Office, School of Eng and Applied Science
Posting Date: 10-03-2018
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) is seeking applicants for a Director of Research Development. The position serves a critical role in development and programmatic support for the school's research programs. The director provides strategic guidance to faculty regarding funding opportunities, proposal preparation and program design. Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing guidance to faculty on funding opportunities that span the breadth of SEAS research areas. Incumbent is responsible for supporting engagement with and understanding of research sponsors related to the breadth of SEAS research. The director identifies and supports partnerships with both internal and external organizations (regionally, nationally, and internationally) in seeking funding opportunities. They facilitate proposal preparation for large, complex partnerships and opportunities. Incumbent plans and executes research related site visits and leadership visits to the Engineering School, in addition to traveling as needed to build and strengthen research relationships. The director engages with UVA's network research development professionals, and serves as The Engineering School and University representative at appropriate research development related events.
A PhD and at least 10 years of relevant experience is required. Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning related to STEM research is essential. Excellent understanding of government funding agencies/resources appropriate to the span of research conducted at UVA Engineering is required. Applicants must have strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills. Must be able to travel. The ability to effectively articulate the School's research mission and programs; communicate expertise and experience related to research funding for internal engagement is required. Applicants must be able to initiate, cultivate, and strengthen relationships related to research, with potential funders and research collaborators. A valid driver's licenses is required. Microsoft Office experience is required. A PhD in an engineering or science discipline will be given preference. Preference will be given to candidates with specific experience related to government funding, (e.g. program manager/program officer). Demonstrated engagement with a portfolio of funding agencies including those in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Energy, intelligence agencies, Department of Defense and/or the National Science Foundation experience is preferred.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search job posting number #0624220. Complete a Staff Application online; attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ashley Cochran, Academic Recruiter at [email protected]
With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning related to STEM research.
Excellent understanding of government funding agencies/resources appropriate to the span of research conducted at UVA Engineering.
Strong written and oral communications skills.
Strong interpersonal and coordination skills.
Understanding of research funding opportunities.
Strategic short and long term research planning, and opportunities.
Ability to effectively articulate the School's research mission and programs.
Ability to effectively communicate expertise and experience related to research funding for internal engagement.
Superb oral and written communications skills.
Ability to initiate, cultivate, and strengthen relationship related to research, including with potential funders and potential research collaborators.
Ability to travel as needed to build research opportunities.
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