Associate Vice President for Research and Funded Projects

Carson, Los Angeles County / Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Jan 24, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs

Associate Vice President for Research and Funded Projects
Division of Academic Affairs
CSU Dominguez Hills

The Associate Vice President for Research and Funded Projects reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and provides vision and leadership for the strategic growth research and creative activities consistent with the university’s strategic plan. The AVP is charged with creating a climate for success in obtaining external funding, helping faculty staff transform emerging research ideas into funded projects, and developing and delivering effective support services for such projects. Specific expectations of the position include fostering intra-institutional and extramural partnerships in support of research, overseeing the pre-award process for external funding, and collaborating with University Foundation personnel in the coordination and administration of externally funded projects. In addition, the AVP for Research and Funded Projects administers the university’s internal support program for research and scholarly activities and ensures compliance with federal, state, and institutional research policies. In carrying out these responsibilities, the AVP works in consultation with college deans, other academic administrators, and appropriate faculty committees, as well as individual faculty and staff. Units reporting to the AVP include the McNair Program, Institutional Review Board, and the Office of Research and Funded Projects. The AVP for Research and Funded Projects is a member of the Provost’s Academic Affairs Council and the President’s Administrative Council.

The Office of Research and Funded Projects (ORFP) coordinates pre-award activities for all sponsored project proposals; researches and disseminates information on funding opportunities; assists the campus community in identifying funding sources; maintains relations with federal and state funding agencies; coordinates research and grant activities that involve two or more campus units; provides liaison to unit advancement and development officers and participates in the organization and sponsorship of campus events focusing on student, faculty, and staff research. The ORFP assures currency of campus compliance policies on protection of human subjects, animal welfare, intellectual property, conflict of interest, and possible misconduct in research. In addition, the office provides staff support for the Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects and for the university’s internal grant award programs. In collaboration with Graduate Studies, ORFP assists students in identifying and applying for fellowships and grants.

Minimum Qualifications

• An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.
• Qualifications appropriate for a tenured appointment in an academic department of the university.
• Demonstrated understanding of the research enterprise in a comprehensive public university.
• Successful history of externally funded research and experience in grants administration.
• Demonstrated experience in program coordination and budget development and administration.
• Familiarity with federal and state-level funding, policies, and regulations.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural, diverse, complex university environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• A thorough knowledge of federal regulations governing human participants in research and experience working with institutional review boards.
• Demonstrated ability to be self-directed but work effectively as a collaborative team player.
• Ability to analyze complex problems and devise innovative solutions
• Strong record of involvement with research administration.
• Demonstrated experience working with public and private funding agencies.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current C.V., and the names and contact information for three references. Applications may be submitted online at:

The position will be open until filled. For assurance of full consideration, applications and supporting material should be submitted by Saturday, February 1, 2014. The start date is negotiable, but preferably no later than July 1, 2014.

California State University Dominguez Hills offers a comprehensive and attractive benefits program to its employees. Further information on benefits offered can be found at

California State University, Dominguez Hills is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

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Upon appointment, the applicant must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Conditions of Employment
Upon appointment, the applicant must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Successful candidate must be able to pass a Live Scan (fingerprinting) background check as a requirement of employment.

This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

About CSU, Dominguez Hills
CSU Dominguez Hills, an urban university in the twenty-three campus California State University system, is located in Carson, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial, and transportation complex in Southern California. The area includes the massive Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach—Southern California’s gateway to international commerce. Cultural, performance, and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about fifteen minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The StubHub Sports Center, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA, is located on the CSUDH campus.

With an enrollment exceeding 14,000 students, CSUDH is a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution and is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation: 45% Hispanic, 23% African American, 17% White, and 12% Asian/Pacific Islanders.

CSUDH is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, the university offers professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Eleven programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, and theatre arts. The university is known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts. CSUDH is also a national leader in distance education, with ten academic degree programs and seven certificate programs offered online. Please visit our campus website for more information: