The Office of Vice President for Research and Creative Activity (RCA) of North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applications and nominations as they launch a national search for an Associate Vice President for Research and Faculty Development.
The Associate Vice President will be a strategic resource for promoting research development across campus, provide mentorship and resources for faculty to be successful in external funding, and support interdisciplinary research initiatives.
This is an exciting and dynamic time at NDSU, which was recently designated with the Carnegie R1 Classification, doctoral university - very high research activity. With new leadership in President David Cook and Vice President for Research and Creative Activity Colleen Fitzgerald, the research enterprise is poised to build on recent successes, including significant awards from the National Science Foundation in various areas, like a $14 million award from NSF's new Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Directorate, and R-01 and Center for Biomedical Research awards from the National Institutes of Health. NDSU had its second most successful year to date in dollars awarded for the 2022 fiscal year.
The position will play a vital role in supporting NDSU faculty in all the disciplines across campus (STEM, arts, humanities, social sciences, education, and more) and will implement resources and professional development opportunities to enhance skills for leading successful proposals, including large interdisciplinary initiatives. NDSU has an extraordinarily generous package of benefits and retirement through the state of North Dakota.
- Lead the office in providing proposal assistance to faculty to enhance the competitiveness of applications. Oversee programs involving research development, internal funding, and limited submissions. Establish and implement processes and procedures for research development programs. Create and maintain systems and resources for disseminating information about funding opportunities, application processes, and other grants-related information. Perform internal outreach to identify faculty and institutional interests and needs. Build and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty to promote excellence and growth in research and scholarly activity. Promote NDSU’s research capabilities and accomplishments to strengthen its visibility with external funding sources. Enhance and facilitate development of convergent/transdisciplinary proposals. Provide mentoring in developing convergent research. Identify opportunities for collaboration. Attend relevant professional meetings. Keep abreast of developments in federal opportunities, regulations, policies, and procedures. Provide training and mentoring on funding agency opportunities and developing strategies for writing to different agencies. Mentor early career faculty on research career development. Supervise support staff, including a Research Development Coordinator. Ability to perform other duties as necessary.
Commensurate with experience
- Doctoral degree or terminal degree Minimum of six (6) years of higher education experience with at least three (3) years in administration. Strong record of scholarly and/or creative activities, including external funding. Demonstrated experience with developing research proposals and managing awards. Familiarity with federal regulations and policies for grant funding. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Ability to multi-task diverse projects. Demonstration of excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Tenured Associate Professor or above Experience as a current or former federal or private foundation program officer (grants program director).
Any questions about the search can be directed to the search committee at [email protected]. While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, full consideration will be given to candidates who submit application materials by October 24, 2022. Applications accepted online at https://www.ndsu.edu/employment/ (job posting: Assoc VP- Res & Faculty Dev #2944896.) Please include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for four (4) references (references will not be contacted without prior discussion with the candidate), and a cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications with your application materials.
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to a current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. NDSU is committed to diversity and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the state.
NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made Livability.com’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.
No Smoking Notice
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Veteran’s Preference Notice
This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
Reasonable Accommodation Information
North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or [email protected].