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Eligibility for Employment:
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Earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree.
Outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, and service, commensurate with appointment as a full professor in an academic department at Appalachian.
Successful and significant record of academic research or creative activity including service as principal investigator on externally funded programs.
Extensive knowledge of federal and state funding processes, policies and regulations, as well as experience working with public and/or private funding agencies.
Demonstrated success in a leadership role.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate and expand university-wide faculty and student based research and creative activities by obtaining necessary resources, developing administrative infrastructure, fostering intra-institutional and external collaborations, and building sustainable funding opportunities.
Work collaboratively with the deans to secure grants and contracts, integrate efforts by University and college level advancement to communicate and raise private funds for research, and demonstrate a commitment to increase the diversity of the faculty and staff.
Oversee the work of campus-wide research entities, including Sponsored Programs; Research Protections; Research Data Analysis; Grants, Resources and Services; and the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics.
Chair the University Research Council, which exists to stimulate, encourage, and support research across all segments of the University community and which reviews all proposals submitted to the University Research Council Competitive Grants Program and the Board of Trustees research travel grants.
Facilitate a strong relationship with the Office of Special Funds Accounting and a variety of other offices on campus to increase the research portfolio of the campus.
Represent the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs on various university committees and at various events on and off campus.
Serve as the institutional Chief Research Officer (Institutional Conflict of Interest Coordinator, Research Integrity Officer, Institutional Official for Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee).
Ability to lead and manage all aspects of the university's research operations, including development and implementation of the vision, strategy and plans to grow the research enterprise in a way consistent with the University's strategic plan.
Excellent organizational skills; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others.
Understanding and appreciation of the unique characteristics for research and creative activities at a mid-sized comprehensive university.
Experience working with inter-institutional sponsored projects.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 00-5 00 pm - some nights and weekends
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow h...olistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.