Associate Vice President for Research - Iowa State University

Iowa State University in Iowa

Deadline September 24, 2014
Date Posted August 28, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Iowa State University, Associate Vice President for Research


The Office of the Vice President for Research at Iowa State University seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Vice President for Research.

The Associate Vice President for Research will lead campus-wide efforts to assure the responsible conduct of research in accordance with the highest standards of professional practice in compliance with federal regulations and university policy. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Research (VPR), the position will serve as ISU's Research Integrity Officer and will lead a campus-wide program of training for investigators in the responsible conduct of research. The position will assist the VPR in the oversight of the Office for Responsible Research, the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources, and the Attending Veterinarian, and work with these units and federal agencies to help ease the federal regulatory burden.

The successful candidate will possess proven leadership and management skills; the ability to build effective working relationships and communicate well with diverse faculty and staff in every college and discipline across campus; the ability to research issues on policy and law and take appropriate action on policy matters and noncompliance problems; the ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and to manage multiple priorities; and the ability to anticipate the needs of internal and external stakeholders and deliver solutions.  


Required qualifications a Ph.D. and six years of experience related to this position.


Preferred qualifications include

  • Ph.D. in the area of science and/or engineering

  • Juris Doctorate or other legal training or experience

  • Substantive experience in independent research

  • Experience as a research integrity officer at an institution with federally sponsored projects

  • Experience overseeing research regulatory compliance in a university setting

  • Experience which demonstrates an understanding of federal regulations governing research involving human subjects, animals, biohazards, export control and conflicts of interest

  • Experience which demonstrates leadership and management skills

  • Experience developing and delivering training programs in the responsible conduct of research  


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.


To ensure consideration, please submit your application by September 24, 2014.


To apply for this position, please go to the Iowa State University website, click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Wolfgang Kliemann, or call 515-294-6344. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

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