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Director, Research & Sponsored Projects

Company: Rocky Mountain Universi
Location: Provo
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Director, Research & Sponsored Projects Regular Full Time Provo, UT, US 30+ days ago Requisition ID: 1346 Salary Range: $110,000.00 To 120,000.00 Annually COMPANY INFORMATIONRocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is a rapidly growing, regionally accredited, graduate healthcare institution located in beautiful Provo, Utah. RMUoHP values being Learning-Centered, Authentic, Collaborative, Evidence-Based, Service-Oriented, Inclusive, and Trustworthy. These core values contribute to our unique and family-oriented university culture.The Mission of RMUoHP is to educate current and future healthcare professionals for outcomes-oriented, evidence-based practice. The University demonstrates mission fulfillment through the quality of its education and success of its students in academic programs that develop leaders skilled in clinical inquiry and prepared to effect healthcare change.POSITION PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe Director of the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (DORSP) works closely with the Vice President of Academic Administration and Provost in providing research leadership and development opportunities within the University. The DORSP nurtures quality research, scholarship, sponsored projects and creative activity by university faculty, staff, and students in support of the University's mission, and promotes and enhances the University's contribution to clinical inquiry.General duties include mentoring faculty and students in developing their research or scholarly agendas, providing guidance in high-caliber and ethical research processes, providing pre- and post-award support across the university, and serving as a liaison between faculty, students, the RMUoHP academic administration, the RMUoHP Foundation, and internal or external funding agencies to develop and enhance the University's research strategic vision.The DORSP will grow and maintain a well-staffed and active research laboratory to include current technology and equipment for conducting research in exercise science, kinesiology and other allied health or rehabilitation practices.Additionally, the DORSP, or designee, will provide mentorship and serve on dissertation committees for students in the relevant areas of scholarship, and serve as a consultant for all PhD students as appropriate. The DORSP also serves as a faculty member in the PhD program.The DORSP will also participate in assessment and continuous improvement activities related to research activities within the university. -The DORSP develops and implements strategic plans for the scope, direction, administration and resources for the research space and the future research directions of the ORSP.1. General Responsibilities

  • Supports the University's mission, promotes and enhances the University's contribution to clinical inquiry and the reputation of the University through the University's research agenda.
  • Assists university faculty and students with research.
  • Assists, -consults, and facilitates the strategic direction for scholarship and research within and across various academic -degree programs including continuous improvement strategies regarding scholarship infrastructure and services.
  • Serves as the university's pre- and post-award liaison and makes recommendations to RMUoHP administration regarding faculty or student research practices and award operations.
  • Assists in creation and implementation of an ORSP scholarly research program, including:
  • Develops an active, on-the-ground research presence and culture of research.
  • Conducts research utilizing the opportunities & resources at the university's pro-bono clinics.
  • Promotes and facilitates research activities including inter-professional, collaborative research in areas related to the strengths of the university programs.
  • Leads and assists in the development and supervision of research projects for Research Assistants and other students. -
  • Serves as thesis/dissertation committee chairperson or member as deemed appropriate and in collaboration with academic programs.
  • Identifies and pursues grant opportunities in partnership with faculty, students and other internal or external stakeholders. -
  • Coordinates and oversees Academic Research Committee (ARC) processes. The ARC provides regular input related to the following tasks: -
  • Planning of the Annual RMUoHP symposium including faculty and student research presentations and 'expert' speaker series.
  • Faculty training webinars related to research and scholarship.
  • Independent review of RMUoHP internal faculty and student grants.
  • Oversees faculty research development and assessment review processes. -
  • Develops faculty development activities related to the research process (e.g., resource guides, training, webinars, brown bag lunches, etc.) -
  • Authors and works with others to develop publications under the auspices of RMUoHP.
  • Works collaboratively with others to seek out and foster collaborative research opportunities between faculty and students.
  • Establishes consistent and widespread research connections and networks with local universities and other organizations.
  • Becomes a member of the local and regional research organizations, boards, committees and groups. Attends and contributes to those organizations to increase awareness of RMUoHP and seek collaborative research opportunities for faculty and students.
  • Introduces and connects faculty with the local and regional research network.
  • Develops mutually beneficial linkage, including among residential and post-professional programs, medical industries, and other programs in an effort to develop collaborative research partnerships.
  • Available as a consultant to the research component of all degree programs.
  • Reviews and consults on proposals for extramural funding and the acceptance of sponsored projects for research, training, and services, as well as monitors compliance with various agency -guidelines.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and PIs to match interests with available funding opportunities, review Requests for Funding Applications, and communicate with grant management specialists across agencies to ensure that applications meet requirements.
  • Explores and submits sponsored projects for own research and assists faculty in pursuing their own extramural funding.
  • Monitors availability and suitability of available funding from external agencies. Assists faculty in grant writing and submissions.
  • Evaluates, consults, and educates on research tools/equipment and emerging technologies, including relevant research software to support research among university constituents.
  • Coordinates with Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that research activities related to ORSP adhere to IRB rules and guidelines.
  • Leads from the front in creating and developing group research projects.
  • Coordinates and works with other relevant university employees.
  • Engages, connects, develops rapport and liaises with faculty on a consistent basis to remove the fear and challenges involved in research engagement.
  • Organizes and offers training and workshop events that promote the elevation of research-related skills and the evolution of new research ideas and collaborations in collaboration with the Faculty Development Committee. -
  • Serves as the -Chair -of the Academic Research Committee (ARC).3. Community -
    • In coordination with the Director of the RMUoHP Foundation, networks and connects with local/regional donors and foundations to secure donations for student and faculty research endeavors.
    • Works with the EVPAA/Provost in identifying and establishing liaisons with corporations and foundations that will provide support for applied research at the University.
    • Provides external agencies, corporations, and foundations with information on the research, training, and service capabilities of the University.4. Administrative
      • Oversees operations in ORSP including:
      • Budget
      • Employees and Research Assistants
      • Equipment/Inventory
      • Short- and -Long-Term Planning
      • Prepares and develops status reports for faculty and student publications. -
      • Assists with electronic research administration processes and policies.
      • Manages information systems including relevant pages on the rm.edu website. -5. Other Requirements
        • Teaches, as appropriate, in area(s) of expertise.
        • Actively participates in University governance as assigned.
        • Attends official University events as applicable.
        • Assume an active personal research agenda in area(s) of expertise.
        • Contributes to the overall success of the Office of Research Administration by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.POSITION QUALIFICATIONSLocationOn-site, at the RMUoHP campus in Provo, Utah.Education/Certification:An earned doctorate, preferably in a health-related discipline.Certification in Research Administration preferred.Required Knowledge:The DORSP should demonstrate a strong research agenda and knowledge of grant options related to the disciplines of the University.Experience Required:A research record meriting appointment as a full professor in an academic department, and research mentoring experience in an academic setting.Minimum of 2-5 years of research administration or related experience.Skills/Abilities:The DORSP must have a strong commitment to academic excellence and an ability to work with diverse constituencies. Should demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and a collaborative approach to governance.BENEFITSRMUoHP offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:
          • Health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
          • Medical and dental insurance reimbursement program
          • HSA matching program
          • FSA accounts
          • 401(k) matching program
          • 14 Paid Holidays
          • Vacation accruals for administrative positions, and paid time off for faculty positions
          • Two floating holidays including a cultural and diversity appreciation day
          • Tuition reimbursement and employee tuition discount programs
          • Allocations for professional development
          • Wellness and Mental Health resources
          • And more!MORE DETAILSJob Type: Full TimePay Range: Commensurate with experience in the range of $110,000-120,000 annually.The University is located in Utah with easy access to hiking trails, world-renowned ski resorts, national parks, zip lines, and more!Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Furthermore, RMUoHP understands the importance of being inclusive as it is one of the University's Core Values. By honoring our differences and similarities, we strengthen institutional and community connections. For these reasons, the University is especially interested in and strongly encourages qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our academic community to apply.

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