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This Assistant Vice President position will be part of the USF World leadership responsible for recrafting the strategic global partnerships for USF as the institution accelerates towards AAU invitation. Historically USF's global university partnerships have been most successful in the area of academic/educational articulation and associated student/faculty mobility. At this point, USF World is seeking a scholar with a significant research folio and a demonstrated capacity for data driven decision-making to refocus institutional efforts on establishing outcome based research partnerships worldwide.
This position will consult with senior leadership in USF World, Academic Affairs, USF Health and USF Research & Innovation to create a focused and strategic global research partnership plan, thereby driving the future growth of the USF partnerships overseas. This will require working with the Provost, the Vice Provost for University Reputation and Impact, and with the Senior Vice President and Sr. Associate Vice President in Research & Innovation as well as college Deans to ensure globally engaged faculty researchers at USF are documented, supported, and channeled towards strategically elevated partnerships. As such, the duties will be important to USF World but also across the university infrastructure.
Utilizing critical database resources, this position will create a granular footprint of USF's global research profiles. Once the data driven audit is complete, this position will engage the appropriate faculty and research systems at USF, and liaise with the identified key university contacts around the world to create plans for research generation, grant/contract writing options, and other forms of translational research including entrepreneurial and innovative community engagement and researcher exchange. This position reports to the Vice President for USF World, but will work alongside the Assistant Vice President for Global Academic Programs.
NOTE: These responsibilities are subject to modification depending on the needs of the Provost's Office and the larger university.
Identify critical stakeholders across constituencies to assist in strategic decision-making, including direct communication with the Office of Community Engagement, global industry partners, Deans and ADR's and then establish the planning process and outcomes with their input and commitment to engage.
Identify those faculty with evidence of consistent, productive, and documented research engagement around the world as potential research scholars and research "ambassadors."
Work with the Office of Decision Support and USF World to establish critical and viable USF global research data sets. This will include utilizing SciVal and other platforms as needed to situate USF's research profile in the context of leading research universities worldwide
Audit current partnerships to establish existing research outcomes and engage with Senior International Research Officers at identified universities worldwide and be prepared when necessary to travel and construct/confirm institutional understandings.
Ensure all partnership materials are constructed with the approval of General Counsel and the Institutional Provost and hold regular consultation sessions with Academic Affairs Research and Innovation, USF Health.
Represent USF World on institutional committees as appropriate and engage in broader USF World leadership activities and present periodic and annual reports to USF World and key stakeholder organizations
Design, develop, grow and lead the strategic research partnership unit. Provide direction and delegate responsibilities to assigned staff.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have terminal degree and be currently employed or employable as a tenured faculty. Applicants must have held a leadership position, such as a unit Chair/Director or Associate Chair/Associate Director, Assistant/Associate Dean, or Research Center Director, or equivalent position. Applicants must be able to function successfully in a demanding, fast-paced work environment. Although this is not a research position, applicants must have a longitudinal record of high research productivity. This appointment may be considered for the rank of Full Professor based on credentials.
Evidence of career research that includes working with international partners (e.g., co-PI or PI work on grants with global partner(s), evidence of co-authored international publications, etc).
Experience with collaborative work across colleges and units (collaborative research groups, Center coordination, leadership in communities of practice, etc)
A history of interdisciplinarity and documented leadership credentials including strategic planning
Evidence of consistent utilization of data driven models in research/scholarship and a capacity to translate research to action. This expectation may preference faculty in STEM fields.
Demonstrated communication and leadership skills and a capacity to liaise across campus, local and global communities.
Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a Level #1 criminal background check.
Job Opening Number: 19202
Posting End Date: 01/16/19
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The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.
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