Director of Defense and Security Collaborations

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Posting Number S02437P Working Title Director of Defense and Security Collaborations Department Central HR HR Search Group About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

Office of Research –

College of Engineering –

Formed only six years ago, enrollment in the UGA College of Engineering has grown from approximately 450 students to over 2,200 today, the faculty size has nearly doubled, and research expenditures have tripled.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Posting Date 01/23/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 07/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by March 14, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Director. Subdivision/Unit AD Pay Grade FLSA Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

At least five years of directly relevant experience securing DoD grants or contracts at a major U.S. research university or private contractor. An advanced degree in a relevant engineering or science-related field and experience engaging teams of collaborative researchers in DoD-relevant programs. Currently possess or have the ability to obtain security clearance.

Position Summary

An experienced individual to deepen existing relationships, as well as build new collaborations, with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other mission-driven agencies. The University enjoys important but isolated relationships with these sponsors and is intent on increasing grant and contract funding to UGA from the U.S. Department of Defense and other similar federal agencies. Reporting jointly to the Vice President for Research and the Dean of the College of Engineering, the Director of Defense and Security Collaborations will accomplish these goals by working closely and collaboratively with colleagues in Sponsored Projects Administration, the Office for Proposal Enhancement, Innovation Gateway (UGA’s tech commercialization arm), Government Affairs, and administrators and faculty in colleges and departments across the university. Of particular importance will be leveraging the recent growth of the College of Engineering into new opportunities for grant-sponsored and contract-sponsored translational research. The College of Engineering has received funding from several DoD agencies, including DARPA, the US Air Force, the US Navy, and the US Army, and the Director of Defense and Security Collaborations will be expected to build on these successes and others across the University to expand the DoD funding portfolio even further.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Standard office environment.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Serve as the knowledgeable UGA point of contact for DoD with respect to UGA expertise and reciprocally for UGA faculty interested in DoD opportunities.

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Regularly attend DoD meetings (e.g., proposer day events), visit DoD facilities, network with DoD program officials, attend relevant webinars and monitor online opportunities, sharing information gleaned via these channels with appropriate UGA parties.

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Identify UGA research faculty, programs and assets that align with evolving DoD priorities and encourage and assist relevant faculty and administrators in connecting with appropriate DoD officials and taking advantage of DoD funding opportunities.

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Work with the Office of Research to maintain an up-to-date, user friendly database of DoD priorities and funding opportunities.

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As appropriate, work with others at UGA to write or help write proposals for DoD grants and contracts.

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Similar responsibilities listed above for other mission-driven agencies.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents #1




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Posted: 2/9/2019
Application Due: 5/8/2019
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