Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and InnovationPosition Number::
000361Full-time or Part-time::
Office of ResearchPosting Number::
EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category::
Exec, Admin, ManagerialHiring Range::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMinimum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMaximum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceOverall Position Competency::
Flat RateDescription of primary duties and responsibilities::
Fayetteville State University (FSU) is seeking to hire an Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. FSU is a public, comprehensive Historically Black University, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. FSU is the second oldest public university in North Carolina and is the regional university of choice for students from rural, military, and other diverse backgrounds. Description of Work Continued::
What began in 1867 as a one-building school established by black community leaders to educate black children in Fayetteville, has grown into a campus of 156 acres serving over 6,700 students. Fayetteville State University offers robust and innovative degree programs rooted in the liberal arts tradition. The university advances knowledge through the integration of teaching, learning, research, and public service. FSU strives to meet the educational, career, and personal aspirations of its students and serves the region through key community partnerships and by developing graduates who can have a positive impact through their profession.
FSU has many nationally ranked academic programs, including the school of nursing and online MBA. In addition to exceptional pre-professional programs, FSU has a proud tradition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. FSU also touts phenomenal Army and Air Force ROTC programs that annually develop students into nationally ranked cadets, prepared to lead successfully in the US military. For more information about the university, please visit: https://www.uncfsu.edu/.
Since 1972, Fayetteville State University has been one of 17 institutions within the broader University of North Carolina System. This multi-campus university system is dedicated to serving the state of North Carolina and its people through world-class teaching, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. More than 239,000 students are enrolled in the UNC System’s 16 universities across the state and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics.
The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Research and Innovation will guide Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) implementation of a comprehensive research agenda that is consistent with its mission of “promoting the educational, social, cultural and economic transformation of southeastern North Carolina and beyond.” The position will be responsible for increasing externally funded and internally funded research productivity at FSU, increasing external funding for research and special programs, strengthening institutional support for research, and identifying appropriate areas of emphasis for research at FSU. Due to the growing presence of military installations and resources in North Carolina, the research agenda will necessarily emphasize research and programs that meet the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense. Reporting directly to the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the AVC for Research & Innovation will have supervisory responsibility for the Office of Sponsored Research and will work collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, deans, and staff throughout the university.
This position supervises the Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Pre-Awards Administrator, and the Budget Officer. This team provides support for grant development and submission, grant monitoring and reporting, faculty/constituent training, and partnership building.
Specific responsibilities include:
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::
- Establish an effective, responsive, and productive infrastructure for research at FSU;
- Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for research that will guide FSU’s research and grant writing activities;
- Act as a resource for university stakeholders to empower faculty, staff, and students in carrying out their scholarly, experimental, pedagogical, creative, and organizational projects;
- Comply with federal, state, and university regulations and other appropriate guiding principles through a professionally supported relationship with our stakeholders;
- Provide oversight in areas that are not limited to, Biological Safety, Export Control, Conflict of Interest, Radiation Safety, Research Misconduct, Toxic Substances, research involving Vertebrae Animals or Human Subjects, Materials Transfer Agreements, research involving Controlled Substances, Memorandums of Understanding, Teaming Agreements, and Non-Disclosure Agreements;
- Provide oversight for the successful administration of sponsored programs-to include grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements;
- Build on-campus and external coalitions to leverage support for research and related innovations in the division’s priority areas;
- Strengthen FSU’s research capability by building interdisciplinary teams to generate funded research to address contemporary needs;
- Build diverse and successful research teams that contribute to knowledge creation while also helping to increase underrepresented students’ participation in research and the number of students who are on track for research careers;
- To provide data-driven information to the state, regional, national, and global community on environmental, health, educational, aesthetic, and economic challenges to well-being;
- Provide effective supervision to the development and submission of grants and contracts;
- Represent the university to external agencies and constituencies, including the military and Department of Defense civilian employees, to match needs with FSU’s research effort and capabilities;
- Collaborate with University Advancement as a key stakeholder/partner;
- Assess the university’s research productivity on specific measures, such as amount of external funding for research productivity; number and quality of publications, presentations, and creative works; and other appropriate measures;
- Increase extramural funding to support research, instructional improvement, and public engagement and service;
- Develop the infrastructure and resources needed to promote increased productivity in externally and internally-funded research, scholarship, and creative activity across all disciplines;
- Identify opportunities for grants, contracts, and other external funding sources and assisting faculty and staff individually or in groups to write successful grants and negotiate contracts;
- Initiate programs and services that will enable more faculty to produce research and secure external grant funding;
- Facilitate technology transfer, and working with faculty and UNC General System to increase technology transfer;
- Ensure academic integrity in research and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations/policies pertaining to research and technology transfer;
- Facilitate the engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in research;
- Advise the provost and other university officials on strategies for supporting research activities;
- Complete other related tasks associated with research; and
- Act as the Chief Research Officer (CRO) for the University, and the research Point of Contact for the UNC System.
Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution. Preferred Qualifications::
7-10 years experience with technology support for research and innovation submissions internal and external to campuses, strategic planning, assessment, budget management, and supervision and evaluation of personnel
A Certified Research Administrator designation is preferred. Dedication to preserving and advancing FSU’s HBCU legacy, mission, and culture is essential. Special Instructions to Applicants::
How to Apply Open Until Filled::
Interested applicants should visit https://jobs.uncfsu.edu/postings/20575 to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For priority consideration, a candidate’s materials should be received by October 24, 2021. Note, all candidate materials will be confidential. References will not be contacted without a candidate’s knowledge.
The UNC System HR Office is assisting FSU with this search. Confidential inquiries may be directed to Lynn Duffy, Senior Associate Vice President for Leadership Development and Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].
YesAdditional Information for Applicants:
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.EEO Statement::
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). Veteran's Statement:
Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
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