Director of Research, Elliott School of International Affairs

The George Washington University in District of Columbia

Date Posted February 4, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Research: Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, Planning and External Relations, the Director of Research is responsible for supporting the growth and implementation of sponsored research at the Elliott School. The Director will pro-actively identify new sponsored research funding opportunities for Elliott School faculty and work with them to pursue these opportunities by developing new research proposals. The Director will be responsible for the oversight of the research proposal process within the school, consisting of development, review and submission of proposals to the Office of the Vice President for Research, as well as contact with sponsors and prospective sponsors, when appropriate. The Director will support the alignment of Elliott School sponsored research activity with the GAW strategic plan and the strategic priorities of the Elliott School. Administrative supervision is exercised over one full-time staff position. The initial appointment will be effective through December 2014. Upon satisfactory completion of established goals and available funding this position can be extended. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree, or higher, in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Desired Qualifications: 1) 6 years of experience in international affairs research. 2) A proven track record of success in identifying and securing research funding from foundations and government agencies. 3) Broad expertise in international affairs and applicable research opportunities. 4) Understanding of relevant social science methodologies, their value in understanding important international issues, and application in the successful development of research grant proposals. 5) Ability to set priorities, manage competing demands, and to provide a timely response to urgent issues. 6) Excellent written, oral, and public communications skills and the ability to effectively work with faculty from various disciplines, funding organizations, and University administrators. To apply, please visit . GW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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