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University of Oregon Assistant Vice President for Research Facilities in Eugene, Oregon

Assistant Vice President for Research Facilities

Apply nowJob no:524111

Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Business Administration/Management, Executive/Management/Director, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department:Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:Commensurate with Experience

Compensation Band:OS-OA12-Fiscal Year 2018-2019


Application Review Begins

July 1, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

(Internal only)

Please submit a cover letter, CV and 3 professional references.

Department Summary

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon’s economic and civic vitality. The office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration. The office supports interdisciplinary research centers, essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of new knowledge and innovative solutions to society’s grand challenges.

Position Summary

The Assistant Vice President for Research Facilities oversees the OVPRI research core facility system and provides strategic advice to services centers outside of that system. In addition, this position oversees Research Core Business Services and/or the Director of Facilities and Space. This position reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) or Sr. Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation. This is anticipated to be a 1.0 FTE position; however the VPRI and the incumbent may negotiate a lower FTE as makes sense for both parties.

Minimum Requirements

•Six years of progressively responsible work in the area of research core facilities, shared services, or research administration.

•Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field, such as a STEM discipline, public administration, or business administration.

•Three years of supervisory experience.

Professional Competencies

•Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•Ability to problem build consensus among diverse groups of faculty and staff.

•Ability to mentor and develop director-level leadership.

•Focus on continuous improvement and excellence.

•Ability to work with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

•Ph.D. or other terminal degree from an accredited institution.

•Experience as a PI or co-PI on sponsored research

•Experience as a director of a research core facility.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Advertised:14 Jun 2019Pacific Daylight Time

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