Assistant Provost for Research

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

RINL Office of the Vice Provost for Research


About the Department

The University of Chicago Office of the Vice Provost for Research works with faculty and deans to support and enhance research and to support and oversee institutional research infrastructure including University Research Administration (URA), Research Development Support, the Office of Research Safety, Research Computing Center, Globus and the University of Chicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering (CASE).

Job Information
 

Job Summary:

The University of Chicago Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR) is seeking a highly effective and proven leader in an academic setting. The Assistant Provost for Research will be responsible for multidimensional, innovative and broad-based research and service missions of the Office for the Vice Provost for Research. The Assistant Provost for Research will work with the VPR leadership to support the development and implementation of strategic priorities and initiatives to advance institutional research and the research infrastructure. The Assistant Provost for Research will oversee a portfolio of strategic research initiatives and operational responsibilities to provide evidence-based decision-making and predictive modeling to develop successful outcomes, sustainable financial and business strategies, program policy, and program evaluation to enhance the research mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, implement and evaluate short- and long-term goals and research strategies.
  • Oversee the research strategy priorities portfolio of cross-divisional and campus-wide research initiatives.
  • Provide strategic support for the University, divisions, programs, and activities.
  • Develop formative assessments to provide evidence for program improvement.
  • Provide visionary and effective leadership to inform data and mission driven decision-making.
  • Promote an office-wide culture of research support by identifying new internal and external partners to advance strategic VPR priorities.
  • Work with the VPR leadership to identify and implement innovative opportunities to support the research enterprise.
  • Serve on committees for relevant central research initiatives and grant-funded centers and report their activity to VPR.
  • Oversee Research Development Support in targeting large federal funding opportunities and providing comprehensive proposal development support.
  • Develop institutional analytics and benchmarking on research progress and funding.
  • Oversee the development of metrics on broader research impacts.
  • Oversee CASE approval process.
  • Represent the Vice Provost for Research interests at University campus and community events.
  • Develop a sustainable financial/business model to address enterprise research growth.
  • Oversee finance and budget professionals and other staff as necessary in the VPR office.
  • Oversee the reconciliations for joint appointments.
  • Oversee broader impact including innovative processes for diversity supplement support.
  • Review estimated expenditures.
  • Oversee expenditure projections and periodic budget variance reports. Prepares forecasts as well as analyses.
  • Serve as a resource for team members, solve complex problems. Explains complex and sensitive information.
  • Perform other academic-related duties, as assigned by the VPR.

Competencies:

  • Work effectively within a matrix organization as well as develop productive relationships across the University, external partners, including staff, faculty, instructors, students, program participants, outside service providers, corporate clients and the general public.
  • Work successfully in a higher education setting and collaborate with diverse stakeholders across the institution.
  • Possess a strategic focus and the ability to balance operational excellence with organizational strategy.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at various levels of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build cooperative, effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders both on and off campus.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Handle sensitive information, exercise discretion and judgment, and maintain privacy and confidentiality.
  • General understanding of university/research compliance and regulatory environment.
  • Oversee multiple projects and meet deadlines for deliverables.
  • Supervisory experience and ability to coordinate the work of others.
  • Professional and/or executive program management (in-person, hybrid and/or online) experience.


Additional Requirements ​​
 

Education, Experience or Certifications:

Education:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent.

Experience:

  • Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.
  • Previous experience in research institutions.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Demonstrate effective facilitation, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and conflict management skills.
  • Understand best practices and in-depth financial knowledge to assist in the preparation of annual budgets.
  • Work with minimal guidance to provide analytical support for complex budget projects.
  • Examine past budgets to understand the economic and financial developments that affect spending.

Required Documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • References Contact Information (3)

When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.



Benefit Eligibility
 

Yes

COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required
 

Yes

Pay Frequency
 

Monthly

Pay Range
 

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

37.5

Union
 

Non-Union

Job is Exempt
 

Yes

Drug Test Required
 

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No

Health Screen Required

No

Posting Date
 

2021-12-16-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
 

2022-06-16-07:00

Posting Statement: ​​
 

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

RINL Office of the Vice Provost for Research


About the Department

The University of Chicago Office of the Vice Provost for Research works with faculty and deans to support and enhance research and to support and oversee institutional research infrastructure including University Research Administration (URA), Research Development Support, the Office of Research Safety, Research Computing Center, Globus and the University of Chicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering (CASE).

Job Information
 

Job Summary:

The University of Chicago Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR) is seeking a highly effective and proven leader in an academic setting. The Assistant Provost for Research will be responsible for multidimensional, innovative and broad-based research and service missions of the Office for the Vice Provost for Research. The Assistant Provost for Research will work with the VPR leadership to support the development and implementation of strategic priorities and initiatives to advance institutional research and the research infrastructure. The Assistant Provost for Research will oversee a portfolio of strategic research initiatives and operational responsibilities to provide evidence-based decision-making and predictive modeling to develop successful outcomes, sustainable financial and business strategies, program policy, and program evaluation to enhance the research mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, implement and evaluate short- and long-term goals and research strategies.
  • Oversee the research strategy priorities portfolio of cross-divisional and campus-wide research initiatives.
  • Provide strategic support for the University, divisions, programs, and activities.
  • Develop formative assessments to provide evidence for program improvement.
  • Provide visionary and effective leadership to inform data and mission driven decision-making.
  • Promote an office-wide culture of research support by identifying new internal and external partners to advance strategic VPR priorities.
  • Work with the VPR leadership to identify and implement innovative opportunities to support the research enterprise.
  • Serve on committees for relevant central research initiatives and grant-funded centers and report their activity to VPR.
  • Oversee Research Development Support in targeting large federal funding opportunities and providing comprehensive proposal development support.
  • Develop institutional analytics and benchmarking on research progress and funding.
  • Oversee the development of metrics on broader research impacts.
  • Oversee CASE approval process.
  • Represent the Vice Provost for Research interests at University campus and community events.
  • Develop a sustainable financial/business model to address enterprise research growth.
  • Oversee finance and budget professionals and other staff as necessary in the VPR office.
  • Oversee the reconciliations for joint appointments.
  • Oversee broader impact including innovative processes for diversity supplement support.
  • Review estimated expenditures.
  • Oversee expenditure projections and periodic budget variance reports. Prepares forecasts as well as analyses.
  • Serve as a resource for team members, solve complex problems. Explains complex and sensitive information.
  • Perform other academic-related duties, as assigned by the VPR.

Competencies:

  • Work effectively within a matrix organization as well as develop productive relationships across the University, external partners, including staff, faculty, instructors, students, program participants, outside service providers, corporate clients and the general public.
  • Work successfully in a higher education setting and collaborate with diverse stakeholders across the institution.
  • Possess a strategic focus and the ability to balance operational excellence with organizational strategy.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at various levels of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build cooperative, effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders both on and off campus.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Handle sensitive information, exercise discretion and judgment, and maintain privacy and confidentiality.
  • General understanding of university/research compliance and regulatory environment.
  • Oversee multiple projects and meet deadlines for deliverables.
  • Supervisory experience and ability to coordinate the work of others.
  • Professional and/or executive program management (in-person, hybrid and/or online) experience.


Additional Requirements ​​
 

Education, Experience or Certifications:

Education:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent.

Experience:

  • Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.
  • Previous experience in research institutions.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Demonstrate effective facilitation, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and conflict management skills.
  • Understand best practices and in-depth financial knowledge to assist in the preparation of annual budgets.
  • Work with minimal guidance to provide analytical support for complex budget projects.
  • Examine past budgets to understand the economic and financial developments that affect spending.

Required Documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • References Contact Information (3)

When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.



Benefit Eligibility
 

Yes

COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required
 

Yes

Pay Frequency
 

Monthly

Pay Range
 

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

37.5

Union
 

Non-Union

Job is Exempt
 

Yes

Drug Test Required
 

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No

Health Screen Required

No

Posting Date
 

2021-12-16-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
 

2022-06-16-07:00

Posting Statement: ​​
 

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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