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Associate Director of Research Development for Science and Engineering

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Santa Barbara

Job Description

The Research Development division in the Office of Research at
the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) seeks an
Academic Coordinator to serve as Associate Director of Research
Development for Science and Engineering.
The Associate Director advises faculty and researchers in
science and engineering on funding opportunities and strategic
planning for extramural research proposals. The main focus of
efforts are 1) single investigator proposals from early career
faculty, 2) major large scale, multidisciplinary and/or
multi-investigator research projects, and 3) training,
institutional program development, and outreach proposals focused
in engineering and the sciences. The Associate Director serves as a
strategic funding advisor and proposal reviewer for early career
faculty in science and engineering in developing competitive
proposals to grow their research programs. The Associate Director
works with faculty to facilitate the preparation of successful
major grant applications, including the coordination of large
multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary research proposals. This
position develops workshops to support proposal development, and
understands how campus priorities and information needs fit into
the larger national education, research, and funding contexts in
order to provide advice to faculty and researchers.
This position is an integral part of the Research Development
team, and reports to the Director of Research Development. It
requires an academic with a broad, interdisciplinary base of
understanding of research and scholarship, the ability to
communicate collegially and knowledgeably with faculty in an array
of disciplines, and experience in grant and/or proposal writing.
The Associate Director maintains contact with UC system-wide
funding programs, federal funding agencies, and private foundation
funders and, based on these, informs faculty about new funding
opportunities. The Associate Director maintains close ties with the
chairs of all science and engineering departments and the directors
of science and engineering Organized Research Units and Research
Centers.
Responsibilities of the Associate Director include:

assisting faculty in generating effective extramural
proposals;
providing detailed grant proposal development assistance
through all stages of proposal conceptual development and
refinement;
identifying key funding opportunities that align with targeted
areas of science and engineering research at UCSB;
coordinating funding source searches for faculty as
needed;
designing, conducting and participating in grant development
workshops and other interventions with science and engineering
faculty;
collaborating with personnel in the Office of Research, the
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the
College of Letters and Science, and the College of Engineering to
develop and execute plans to meet campus research and funding
needs in science and engineering.

This is a full-time Academic Coordinator 2 position, with the
initial appointment for one year, subject to renewal based on
performance. The annual salary range is $84,044 - $111,536,
depending on qualifications and experience.
Minimum Requirements
Graduate degree in science or engineering, or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Desired Qualifications
Ph.D. in science or engineering. Experience with proposal
writing.
To apply, please submit your application to UC Recruit:

A cover letter that outlines your education and experience and
how they complement the mission of the Research Development office
and prepare you for the Associate Director position


A complete CV
Names of three references and their contact information. We do
not require letters of reference at the time of application.

For primary consideration, applications should be received by
January 16, 2017. This position has an anticipated start date of
March 1, 2017. The initial appointment is for one year, subject to
renewal based on performance.
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the university
community through research, teaching and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. Category: Education , Keywords: Academic Coordinator
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