The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs (AVCRSP) is a member of the university's professional staff reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs (VCRSP).  This is an executive management position that will provide leadership, vision and advocacy necessary to develop and strengthen the university's research and creative programs.

Qualifications/Skills

The candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree with significant experience in research administration experience related to the job responsibilities.  He or she will have a working knowledge of policies and procedures involved in working with major federal funding agencies, foundations and corporations.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a background in the submission, management and close out processes, for grants and contracts.

Job Responsibilities

The Assistant VC manages the sponsored programs administration operations of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  Duties include managing the entire cradle to grave process including proposal development, submission and closeout of grants and contracts related to research and creative activities. The position will work closely with the Office of Administration and Finance to ensure financial compliance.  The position will be responsible for the business operations of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs including facility management, personnel management, and budget management for the Office.

Application Process

The Search Advisory Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five or more references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University (electronic submissions preferred). Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Search Committee prefers that all nominations and applications be submitted to the search firm prior to March 21, 2018.

Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
Erin Raines, Principal
Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-804-1996 ext. 109
pwilliams@parkersearch.com || eraines@parkersearch.com

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons.  The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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