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Department : Research and Innovation
Appointment Type and Duration : Regular, Ongoing
Salary : Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band : OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE : 1.0
Application Review Begins
May 28, 2018; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references.
The University of Oregon (UO) holds the distinction of a very high research activity ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and.
In 2014, the University launched an ambitious fundraising campaign focused on supporting faculty excellence in teaching and research, creating access for outstanding students, and enriching the student experience.
In 2017, the UO received a very generous $500M gift to launch the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, which will further increase the scope and magnitude of research and innovation activities across campus.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) serves as an advocate and catalyst within the University for expanding the range and impact of UO's research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.
The OVPRI also oversees sponsored programs, research compliance, technology transfer, and research development and administrative responsibility for numerous high-
profile research centers and institutes and core research facilities, which provide opportunities for faculty across the university to collaborate on research efforts that are inherently interdisciplinary, and of significant societal importance.
The primary role of the Director of Strategic Research Initiatives (DirSRI) in the OVPRI is to develop and implement programming to support and grow the externally-
funded research activity of faculty at all levels (pre-tenure, tenured, non-tenure track research faculty and research non-
tenure track faculty). There is a particular focus on supporting proposal development activities that help new faculty successfully launch their research careers, help diversify funding streams, and help faculty procure large grants, instrumentation grants, and training grants.
To support these research activities, the DirSRI will lead and oversee the unit’s existing research development programs and training.
The DirSRI will also build new programs to help established faculty increase and diversify their external funding and help new faculty launch a successful sponsored research career.
The position involves proactive outreach to faculty to build strong interdisciplinary research teams and support proposal development, and supervision of professional staff.