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VP of Research

Company: ExecuNet
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

The overall role of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is to lead, promote, and stimulate research programs at COMPANY (the College). Finding research opportunities, ensuring that faculty and staff have access to the resources needed to successfully compete for grants, fulfilling compliance requirements, developing inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations, supporting College priorities and portraying its research to broad and diverse audiences are all within the purview of the VPR. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing research space and the finances of the Office of Research Programs (ORP). The VPR reports directly to the College President, is a member of Executive Cabinet, and establishes and coordinates administrative functions with College leadership to maximize efficiency. COMPANY is particularly interested in candidates committed to diversity and inclusiveness.The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that encourages superior research and scholarship as well as deep engagement and collaboration among members of the College community, with the goal of maintaining and growing COMPANY's status as a preeminent research institution. The individual should demonstrate the following proficiencies and qualities:

  • Decision-making informed by data and analytics;
  • Strong interpersonal and effective team management skills;
  • The energy, diligence, and resilience needed to adroitly manage change;
  • The ability to be a thoughtful, creative, innovative, and confident leader;
  • A record of achievement in strengthening and infusing diversity; and
  • The competency to engage internal and external partners to support COMPANY's mission to advance knowledge and skills and to promote the leadership necessary for the stewardship of both natural and designed environments.Primary ResponsibilitiesDirect, supervise, and assess primary units within ORP:
    • Analytical and Technical Services
    • Research-based Centers, Committees, Consortia, Councils, and Institutes
    • Research Finance
    • Sponsored ProgramsLead the stimulation, reporting, and promotion of faculty and graduate research activityServe as primary liaison with SUNY Research FoundationManage research-related finances of the College:
      • Develop College financial plans for the President's review and approvalManage allocation of research facilities to maximize faculty productivity:
        • Develop and implement policies and procedures for allocation of research facilities in coordination with other members of the College leadership
        • Serve as co-chair of the College's Facilities Space CommitteeOversee competitive grant proposal processes including pre-proposals and proposals to federal, state, private, and international funding agencies and foundationsEngage with, and work closely with the Academic Governance Committee on Research (COR) to develop research policies and support research activities, including administering the McIntire-Stennis Research Program and other programmatic grants.Represent the College and collaborate with organizations across New York State (e.g., Department of Environmental Conservation, New York Natural Heritage Program), and other research organizations and partner institutions to maximize impact:
          • Future research opportunities often stem from client recognition or solicitation of the College's areas of expertise, typically through specific requests. The VPR works closely with the President's Office, the COMPANY College Foundation, the Office of Communications and Marketing, and the College's Government and External Relations functions, to secure funding from federal, state, regional, local, and private sources.Promote faculty and student entrepreneurial activity and oversee technology transfer:
            • Develop and provide oversight of policies and procedures related to patents and commercialization of products patented by College researchersOversee research-related compliance:
              • Compliance with state and federal research regulations, SUNY and Research Foundation policies
              • Compliance training administration
              • Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB)
              • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
              • Biosafety
              • Export controls
              • Research misconduct and responsible conduct of research
              • Research data ownership and management
              • Financial conflict of interest management
              • Conflict of commitment managementWork with Academic Governance Committee on Research (COR), Academic Department Chairs, and the Office of Graduate Programs to recruit outstanding graduate students and maintain COMPANY's R2 Carnegie ranking, and to develop policies related to funding initiatives and support of graduate students. Requirements:REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
                • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in field
                • Rank of Associate Professor or equivalent or higher
                • Demonstrated ability by record of accomplishment to attract and manage extramural fundingPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
                  • Demonstrated administrative abilities as shown by increasing levels of responsibility
                  • Experience in collaborations across multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary fields relevant to COMPANY's research
                  • Significant experience securing and completing large competitive grants (e.g., NSF)
                  • Knowledge of the SUNY Research Foundation

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