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University of Idaho
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Posted: 03/5/2018
Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development

University of Idaho

Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $124,258 per year or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The University of Idaho invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR ) in the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED ). The AVPR will serve as a catalyst for the development and expansion of research activities, grow and strengthen capacity and productivity in interdisciplinary research, engage external stakeholders to expand research funding opportunities, assume a key role in enhancing the research infrastructure, and establish an atmosphere of partnership across the University to heighten research success. The University of Idaho is the premier research institute in the state, and is also Idaho's land grant institution, and has very high research activity.

Reporting to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED ), the AVPR will oversee and direct the campus efforts to develop and strengthen capacity and productivity in interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative activity across all disciplines in support of the University's efforts to become an R1 institution. The AVPR will provide strategic leadership for the University's statewide research enterprise as well as oversight and direction, including management authority and budget responsibilities for groups reporting directly to this position, including research and faculty development, economic development and intellectual property/technology transfer functions.

Working collaboratively with other University leaders and units, the AVPR ensures that all research activities are conducted with the highest degree of integrity with consideration of the environment and the health and safety of the public, faculty, staff, and students; and in compliance with applicable university policies and procedures in accordance with state and national standards and regulations.

The AVPR will represent research administration on a variety of groups and committees. Internally, extensive interactions are expected, primarily with faculty, college and department senior administrators, Research Council, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR ), and College of Graduate Studies (COGS ) in order to promote transdisciplinary scholarship and engaged outreach around the research enterprise. Externally, extensive interactions with federal and private funding agencies, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES ), Idaho National Laboratory (INL ), and industry are also expected. The AVPR will play a critical leadership role both within ORED , the university community, and nationally; particularly through partnering with other universities.

The AVPR serves as an advisor and empowered deputy for the VPRED to internal and external research stakeholders and acts in the stead of VPRED in her/his absence as directed.

This is an administrative appointment, but faculty status (with or without tenure) may be negotiable depending on the current qualifications and career experiences of the successful candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Doctorate in a relevant discipline.

• Personal track record in research and demonstrated capacity for research leadership at a senior level.

• Demonstrated progressive experience in leadership positions in academic or other research-related organizations; including the development and implementation of strategic plans, management of budgets, personnel, and research and/or academic programs.

• Experience with and understanding of federal and state policies and practices for funded research.

• Demonstrated skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

• Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within an organization, and with the various external partners of an organization.

• A dynamic and entrepreneurial and dynamic individual with a commitment to advancing the University research enterprise.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in a research-intensive, relevant discipline.

• Experience in public higher education administration.

• Experience in supervising professional staff.

• Experience in creating a team environment.

• Knowledge and understanding for facilitating multifaceted research and scholarly discovery across the broad spectrum of scholarship found at a large diverse public research university.

• Familiarity with University of Idaho Research environments, challenges and future planning considerations.

•Demonstrated success in facilitating interdisciplinary research, developing partnerships, and addressing the administrative support needs of the research community.

•Experience working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and sponsors including the public, industry, and elected officials on long-term projects and initiatives.

• Ability to lead and collaborate with faculty, graduate students and administrators to advance a culture of research.

• A proven record of successful leadership with a bold vision for research, innovation and economic development at a university setting.

• Experience in effective technology transfer, innovation and translational research to stimulate the regional economy.

• Established record of working with faculty, staff and state agencies in securing and managing grants and contracts.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001719P

Posting Date: 03/02/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Preferential Review of applicants to begin on March 30th.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.