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Vice Provost for Research and Innovation at University of Arkansas

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Type: Full Time
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas





Job Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Research and Innovation (VPRI) who will serve as the chief research officer on all matters related to the Institution s research mission. The university seeks a dynamic and progressive leader who will provide leadership, give strategic vision and foster innovation and excellence to advance the research enterprise.
Reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation plays a leadership role in developing and implementing strategies to enhance the University of Arkansas research and discovery mission. The VPRI s priority is to build the University s research engine across the full range of disciplines through providing strategic leadership, developing and improving research infrastructure and research capacity, and energizing innovation across the campus. The VPRI will build and maintain relationships with faculty, deans, vice chancellors, and stakeholders in federal, industrial, and non-profit organizations, and will be the chief spokesperson promoting the visibility of the university s research efforts. The VPRI will oversee research administration including pre-award, research development, and post-award management (jointly with the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration), research compliance, the planning and optimization of research space and shared instrumentation; interdisciplinary research centers including the High Performance Computing Center; undergraduate research; the University of Arkansas Press, and research communications. The VPRI will work collaboratively with the Vice Chancellor of Economic Development to oversee industry engagement, technology commercialization and the University of Arkansas Research and Technology Park; as well as work with the Vice Chancellor for Government Relations in setting and communicating research priorities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.

* A terminal degree from an accredited institution

* A distinguished record of research, scholarship, and/or creative activities that would support the
rank of tenured professor * Experience in leading and/or administering externally funded research programs in higher education, government, or industry

* A background as a department chair, dean or associate dean for research, chief or associate chief research officer, or director of a research center or institute, or significant research leadership experience with a national laboratory, or other private/public sector organization

* An effective leader both within the university and in external relationships focused on research

DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE ANY LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S)*
No

IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Evidence of an entrepreneurial spirit exemplified through experience with identifying new research related opportunities and a readiness to invest in opportunities at the forefront of research, scholarship, and creative activities that will help realize the strategic goals of the University of Arkansas

* Experience developing and implementing a successful plan to grow both the volume and impact-potential of research, scholarship, and/or creative activities of an organizational unit or an organization

* Experience advocating for and publicizing the importance of academic research, scholarship, and creative activities to a wide array of stakeholders

* Experience managing academic or research centers, research space, and research equipment

* Established ability to mentor scholars at all levels and from diverse disciplines

* Experience with community outreach or collaboration with nonprofit, extension services, and marginalized or underrepresented communities

* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

* A national and international reputation for success

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAS)

* Knowledge of processes and compliance procedures related to the development, submission, negotiation, and management of external grants and contracts

* Knowledge of a diverse range of funding sources that support research, scholarships and creative activities

* Knowledge of laws and regulations governing research activities and an understanding of best practices in ensuring responsible conduct of research

* Knowledge of the land-grant mission

* Strong administrative and management skills

* Effective written and oral communication skills

* Excellent organizational skills

* Ability to develop and implement a strategic plan to enhance the research and discovery mission of a university

* Ability to motivate a team

* Ability to actively listen to the needs of constituents

* Ability to work collaboratively and successfully with diverse groups across broad fields of investigation

* Ability to gain trust and inspire others toward reaching the goals of an organization s strategic plan

* Ability to appreciate the role of research in graduate and undergraduate education and economic development

* Ability to develop and implement a strategic plan to enhance the research and discovery mission of a university

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

* Lifting

* Pulling

* Reaching

Frequently:

* Driving

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Repetitive motion

* Sitting

* Standing

* Talking

* Walking

Constantly:

* Hearing

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs with nights and weekends being necessary)

OVERTIME ELIGIBLE
No

IS THIS POSITION WEATHER/EVENT ESSENTIAL* IF YES, THE EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL REPORT TO WORK AT THE SCHEDULED TIME WHEN THE UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT CONDITIONS.
No

WORK LOCATION/BUILDING
Fayetteville Campus - Administration Building

BENEFITS ELIGIBLE

APPOINTMENT PERCENT
100

SALARY

DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A MOTOR VEHICLE REPORTS CHECK*
No

DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A BACKGROUND CHECK*
Yes

IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY

* Criminal background check

* Sex offender registry check

* Financial history background check

* Drug screening

DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A SUBSTANCE ABUSE TEST*
Yes

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.