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Vice President for University Research, Graduate Studies and Sponsored Programs
Summary
Title:Vice President for University Research, Graduate Studies and Sponsored Programs
ID:1218
Department:Office of the Chief Academic Officer (CAO)
Location:Van Ness
Description

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/1A

Salary Range: $142,069.96 - $174,715.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC, 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Vice President for University Research, Graduate Studies and Sponsored Programs serves as a member in the Office of the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and is responsible for leading, facilitating, planning, coordinating, and assessing research and graduate program initiatives at the University of the District of Columbia. The incumbent will work closely with other executive officers, deans, and director of major research units.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and oversight for graduate studies program development, assessment and accreditation.
  • Assists the CAO and deans in the development and administration of all graduate program policies to include: admissions, academic good standing, student matriculation limits, graduation clearance, graduate faculty status, research responsibilities and standards, thesis and dissertation preparation, etc.
  • Provides oversight for the development and implementation of University research goals, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provides leadership for the development of University emerging research opportunities for the future.
  • Defines and executes a strategic vision for graduate studies and research programs.
  • Aligns major research and graduate program initiatives with the overall academic mission of the University.
  • Develops formal relationships and meets annually with federal and district agency officials who fund sponsored programs. Advocates for and cultivates relationships with major public and private funding agencies to increase research dollars allocated to the university.
  • Plans and executes the University Research Compliance function; understands the importance of compliance and regulatory matters.
  • Prepares reports and documents related to research and graduate programs for the Chief Academic Officer for reporting to the President, the Board of Trustees and internal and external communities.
  • Develops and implements strategic and annual plans, budgets, and assessment reports for assigned programs;
  • Provides oversight and guidance for the University Research Committee, the Graduate Council and other assigned committees and/or work groups.
  • Supervises assigned staff to include the Director of Sponsored Programs.
Minimum Job Requirements
 
  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Five (5) or more years of post-doctoral experience conducting funded research projects.
  • Five (5) or more years managing sponsored program functions/research funding.
  • Five (5) or more years of teaching graduate level courses.
  • Extensive knowledge about research funding/sponsored program processes at Federal and District of Columbia agencies.
  • Extensive management/supervisory leadership experience and substantive knowledge of higher education issues.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/.

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