Open executive Job in Academic & University Director of Research and Scholarship

The University of Texas at Tyler seeks an energetic and innovative individual to lead the newly formed Office of Research and Scholarship,
directly reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Office of Research and Scholarship will support the
advancement of an ecosystem of research, scholarship and creative activities, and aims at advancing student-centered scholarship by
leveraging resources through teaching, research, service and community engagement to foster student learning, academic discovery and
regional impact.


  • Advance the ecosystem of research, scholarship and creative activities through faculty
    development, internal grant programs, and external partnerships. Work closely with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to
    nurture a faculty learning community on research and scholarship with focus on both undergraduate and graduate research. Direct and support
    the University’s Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity. Work with academic deans to guide efforts to obtain external funding from
    federal, state, local government and the private sector to support research, scholarship, creative works, curriculum development, and
    outreach activities of the faculty.
  • Build relationships with internal and external constituencies to expand Sponsored Programs and
    serve the University community and the region. Oversee pre- and post-award services as well as fiscal management and compliance and research
    integrity for Sponsored Programs. Identify potential sources of external funding, advise and train faculty regarding best practices for
    proposal development. Review proposals for compliance with sponsor guidelines and administer the University’s Authorization for External
    Funding process. Assist faculty with application submissions to external sponsors and serve as primary contact with sponsoring
  • Develop and administer University policies and procedures related to Sponsored Programs. Review and negotiate contracts
    and agreements related to Sponsored Programs. Maintain University records related to Sponsored Programs. Provide reports as required to
    internal and external constituencies.


  • PhD degree, a minimum of five years of experience
    in a higher education setting, a strong record of research and scholarship, and knowledge of regulations governing federally Sponsored
    Programs and Research Integrity.

About the University:

With a national reputation in high-demand fields such as Business and Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler is an emerging force in Texas
higher education. The University’s 10,000 students attend classes on a tree-laden campus nestled around twin lakes while gaining the
knowledge and expertise needed to build successful careers in six academic colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology,
Education & Psychology, Engineering, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Pharmacy. With new leadership and an innovative strategic plan,
The University of Texas at Tyler is poised to continue on its path as one of the fastest-growing universities in Texas. The city around the
University is also expanding, with strong economic and population growth. Tyler’s museums, fine arts venues, and prevalence of dining options
serve both the Tyler metropolitan area (population 220,000) and the entire East Texas region (population 800,000+). Tyler is located an hour
and a half from the Dallas and Shreveport metropolitan areas, and three hours from Houston. For more information, please visit


Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Nominations are welcome. For best consideration, please submit
your application by August 11, 2017. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates may apply at Qualified candidates will need
to combine a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references into a single file and upload the file as a
resume. For assistance in this process, please call Human Resources at (903) 566-7234.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal
history record information. Women and Minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply.

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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