Director - Research Services (Search Extended)

Middle Tennessee State University in Tennessee

Deadline May 19, 2014
Date Posted April 18, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Pos. # 440010   Req. # 2478

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JOB DESCRIPTION The Director Office of Research Services (ORS) will lead an effort to grow the university's external funding portfolio. The incumbent will provide leadership in the development and pursuit of grants and contracts as well as oversight of sponsored programs in alignment with MTSU's mission and strategic plan. The Director will take an active, strategic approach to increase institutional efforts to obtain external funding through federal and state grants, contracts, and other sources. The Director is responsible for the administration and management of the Office of Research Services ensuring compliance with all federal administrative requirements and costing principles, state regulations, grantor restrictions, and university fiscal policies. The Director supervises a staff of Awards Management personnel who oversee all aspects of proposal administration and two Pre Award Grant specialists who work with principal investigators to ensure submission of high quality grants. The Director reports to and assists the Vice Provost of Research and principal investigators with issues related to externally-sponsored research activities and affiliated contractual requirements and will perform other related special projects as assigned.  


QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree and five years of progressively responsible experience in research administration with two years of the total five years experience required in a supervisory capacity.

Note: A bachelor's degree and eight years of progressively responsible experience in research administration that include two years in a supervisory capacity may be considered in lieu of the Master's degree.  


SALARY RANGE:  Commensurate with experience


FILING PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit the following required materials:  (1) a cover letter indicating interest in the position; (2) a complete resume (3) an application submitted at: 


POSTING DATE: April 18, 2014


CLOSING DATE: May 19, 2014

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