Job # FY18 2018-484
Job Type Administrative
Department Research and Economic Development
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Status Full-Time
Class Code A9003
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date January 11, 2018
Closing Date Open Until Filled

Department:   Research and Economic Development

Introduction: As the champion for excellence of scholarship and research across the University, the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPR&ED) will have a prominent leadership role. She/he will promote the collaborative research priorities and themes on the future of the University, assist faculty in developing new research programs, encourage investment in research infrastructure and promote successful major grant and center proposals. As the chief research officer for the University, the VPR&ED promotes university-wide research enhancement and compliance activities. These include the formulation and promotion of research activities and guidelines, promotion and coordination interdisciplinary research, and oversight of technology transfer activities. She/he works closely with the faculty, academic deans, and senior leadership to promote collaborative research among the University's Schools as well as translational research and technology transfer. This position reports directly to the President and is a member of the President's Cabinet.

The office supports four main activities: 1) research enhancement, 2) research compliance, 3) technology transfer, and 4) community development.

Research Enhancement
The University's research program has grown as a result of focused faculty efforts in identifying new collaborative opportunities; the VPR&ED will seek new ways to support faculty in applying competitively for large federal, state, local, private and foundation grants. In cooperation with individual schools, the Office identifies grant opportunities as well as providing assistance in preparing major grant applications. The Office plays an important role in assisting faculty in developing appropriate policies and procedures for Centers and Institutes within the University. The Office is responsible for selecting candidates for faculty fellowships and research awards where a limited number of applications can go forward from the University. Several multidisciplinary institutes and centers report directly to the Vice President. The office administers several internal research funding programs. Office provides matching funds for federal instrumentation and equipment grants, and emergency interim support for laboratories that have temporarily lost their extramural funding source.

Research Compliance
The Vice President for Research and Economic Development serves as the chief research officer for the University, and consequently is the signatory official on numerous documents ensuring compliance with federal research regulations. The Institutional biosafety Committee, the Animal Care and Use Committee, and the two Institutional Review Boards that review all human participant research protocols also report to the Vice President. The Office Develops and negotiates human and animal welfare assurance documents with federal agencies, develops policies on conflict of interest to meet federal guidelines, and handles investigations on issues of research integrity

Technology Transfer/Intellectual Property Management

Intellectual property (IP) management represents a growing area of responsibility. The University intends to increase its translational research activities to enhance successful technology transfer. The Office deals with IP issues associated with faculty start-up companies, especially when technology is licensed from the University.

Professional Qualifications
Successful candidates typically will hold a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and have senior faculty rank in one of the academic departments. Successful candidates should have an established record of accomplishment including:
• Vision to create and implement collaborative research initiatives.
• Distinguished record of research accomplishments.
• Managerial expertise in supervision, planning and fiscal issues.
• Experience in administration of research grants and contracts.
• Advocate of fostering and promoting women and historically underrepresented groups to further advance careers in academia.
• Familiarity with fostering technology transfer.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to:
• Advance the continued growth of the University's research programs, to accomplish the research goals of the themes produced by the president on "Growing the Future, Leading the World,:, to create and be an advocate for world class research programs, to encourage collaborative research across the Schools and help recruit a diverse faculty.
• Be a strong advocate for the Faculty in all areas of research and promote the University as a leader in research.
• Promote and implement activities to insure compliance with Federal and State regulations governing research.
• Respond to legislation and rule-making as it applies to university research.
• Work with a diverse faculty and student body in a wide range of disciplines.
• Support development activities of the Schools, Deans, and Faculty.

To Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume (including salary requirements and references) to Dr. Don-Terry Veal, Chief of Staff at Don-Terry.Veal@morgan.edu. Alternatively, you may mail the required items to: Dr. Don-Terry Veal, Chief of Staff, Morgan State University, Truth Hall, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251. (Incomplete submissions of any type may not be given consideration). Applications will be accepted until an appointment is made.

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE/ACTION EMPLOYER As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, U.S. citizenship or alien status and their authorization to work in the United States. EEO/AA