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Research Security Manager - Vice President for Research

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Research Security Manager - Vice President for Research


Vice President for Research



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Monday through Friday; 8:00AM – 5:00PM

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External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President, this role will oversee several important compliance functions as well as serving researchers in their safe and secure research computing, data sharing and storage activities. The Research Security Manager works with faculty, staff, and students across the campus to support security systems and safeguards to protect research data and intellectual property. This position will be responsible for supporting University departments and researchers ensuring regulatory compliance on projects with contractual obligations to provide a secure computing environment as well as help ensure safeguards to foreign influence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the University’s program for controlled classified information (CUI) and compliance with cybersecurity/IT requirements of NIST SP 800-171 (In coordination with OIT).
  • Maintain University’s DD 2345 registration through JCP.
  • Implement and maintain compliance requirements for NSPM-33, and State of Texas Requirements for research security – serving as the University’s Research Security Officer.
  • Identify and monitor high-risk international research collaborations and engagements.
  • Develop policies and procedures and deliver training materials to implement research security, insider threat, and related compliance requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with information security requirements specified in research contracts/agreements.
  • Development and monitoring of Research Security Plans (RSPs) for projects involving sensitive technologies.
  • Perform Screenings and risk assessments for various foreign engagements involving – faculty travel for research presentations and collaborations, visiting scholars, controlled technologies, lab security for sensitive or controlled technologies, foreign funding or foreign collaborations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with five (5) years of relevant experience or equivalent work experience in lieu of education or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with faculty and staff in units that vary greatly in size and organizational structure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate area and three years of relevant experience with five (5) years of direct experience of dealing with foreign influence in a university setting.
  • Significant experience managing research security or compliance programs within an R1 academic institution.
  • Experience in program development and management, and research-related administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Vast knowledge of compliance principles and regulatory requirements that impact the research endeavors of higher education.
  • Solid organizational skills, attention to detail and dependability are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.


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