University of Idaho
EPSCoR Project Director
Division/College: University Research (Div)
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: Commensurate with market & relevant experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Idaho EPSCoR represents a federal-state partnership to enhance the science and engineering research, education, and technology capabilities of states that traditionally have received smaller amounts of federal R&D funds. Through EPSCoR, participating states are building a high-quality, academic research base that is serving as a backbone of scientific and technological (S&T) enterprise consistent with S&T strategic plans priorities.
Idaho EPSCoR is led by the EPSCoR Committee with diverse professional backgrounds from both the public and private sectors and from all regions of the state. The EPSCoR Committee reports to the State Board of Education. The Idaho EPSCoR office and the State of Idaho EPSCoR Project Director are located at the University of Idaho, within the Office of Research and Economic Development, which serves as the NSF EPSCoR fiscal agent. Partner Idaho universities are Boise State University and Idaho State University.
The project director plays a vitally important role on behalf of the EPSCoR Committee to plan and implement EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement programs in Idaho. The project director reports to the Idaho EPSCoR Committee, and will maintain close contact with the chair. This position requires leadership in engaging multiple research-intensive institutions and a diverse array of undergraduate institutions. Regular travel (statewide, regional, and national) is required. This position is 50% directorship and 50% academic appointment in a college at the University of Idaho. Summer contract can be negotiated on an annual basis if it is determined by either the academic unit or EPSCoR that works needs exist. A stipend will be provided in addition to the appropriate market salary for the directorship of EPSCoR.
NSF EPSCoR goals are to: a) provide strategic programs and opportunities for EPSCoR participants that stimulate sustainable improvements in their R&D capacity and competitiveness; and b) to advance science and engineering capabilities in EPSCoR jurisdictions for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity.
NSF EPSCoR objectives are: a) to catalyze key research themes and related activities within and among EPSCoR jurisdictions that empower knowledge generation, dissemination and application; b) to activate effective jurisdictional and regional collaborations among academic, government and private sector stakeholders that advance scientific research, promote innovation and provide multiple societal benefits; c) to broaden participation in science and engineering by institutions, organizations and people within and among EPSCoR jurisdictions; d) to use EPSCoR for development, implementation and evaluation of future programmatic experiments that motivate positive change and progression.
• Applicant must possess a doctorate (or terminal degree in the discipline) and be eligible to meet the criteria for rank of associate or full research professorship at the University of Idaho in an appropriate academic unit. Tenure negotiation will be based on appropriate college and department criteria.
• A successful research track record (grants and professional publications) in science or engineering,
• Experience in broad-scale research management and academic administration, with demonstrated proficiency with grants and contracts administration, budgetary oversight, federal submissions policies, and human resource management,
• A successful record of dealing effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders and various segments of academic institutions, government, industry, and the public
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Extensive knowledge of federal granting agencies, particularly NSF , and a strong track record in support of the EPSCoR mission.
• Demonstrated commitment to creativity, research excellence, and collaboration
• Experience managing and leading an EPSCoR (or similar-scale, multi-million dollar) program is advantageous.
• A working knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines to ensure regulatory compliance
• Eligible to meet the criteria for rank of full research professorship at the University of Idaho.
• Possession of a doctoral degree
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Posting Number: F000629P
Posting Date: 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Preferential review of applicants will begin on Dec. 4, 2017.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1116196
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.