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Associate Vice President for Research

California State University, Los Angeles
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Associate Vice President for Research

Job No: 536162
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job No: 536162; 2/14/2024


California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator IV position.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

The Position: Reporting to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, the associate vice president for research supervises the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (ORSCA), serves as the institutional officer for the Institutional Review Board-Human Subjects (IRB) and the Institution Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and collaborates closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects in University Auxiliary Services (UAS), the University Foundation, and University Advancement. Working collaboratively with deans and faculty, the AVPR is responsible for providing leadership for building funding capacity and support for research, scholarship, and creative activities appropriate to the mission of the University. The AVPR oversees the development of external and internal grant and contracts, ensures integrity of administration and legal compliance, and advocates for efficient pre- and post-award processes for college deans, department chairs, faculty, and staff (as pre- and post- award are housed in UAS). The AVPR actively engages in ongoing efforts with other units on campus to develop and improve processes, practices, procedures, and communication related to securing and managing grant and foundation funded research and other forms of creative scholarship.

Required Qualifications & Experience: The incumbent must have an earned doctorate and a record of recognized research, scholarship, and teaching accomplishments sufficient to merit appointment as a full professor in a department on campus. The incumbent will need to have a proven record of leadership experience within a campus research enterprise and an interest and deep commitment to working and communicating effectively in a highly diverse, multicultural/multiethnic environment. The incumbent must have the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administration, and staff across the University as well as an established record of increasing externally funded research at the department, college, or university level. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications: A proven record of promoting research and research partnerships. Experience with creating and implementing effective research programs that enhance the quality of learning for a diverse student body; interfacing with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of a comprehensive state university; interfacing with units on a campus including Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management, and General Council; in a research enterprise where both pre- award and post- award are housed in an auxiliary organization; and working in a unionized environment.

Compensation: The salary range for this associate vice president role is $175,000 - $200,000. The final hiring salary is commensurate with experience.

Appointment: The Administrator IV appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University. All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile available on this page.

WittKieffer is assisting Cal State LA in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by March 25, 2024.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Christine Pendleton and Julia Bradley at


Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Christine Pendleton and Julia Bradley at

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

To obtain employment information for the impaired call:
TDD Line (323) 343-3670
24-hour Dial-A-Job Line (323) 343-3678

Advertised: Feb 14, 2024 (9:00 AM)
Application closes: Open until filled

To apply, visit


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Cal State LA is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We are ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of our students.

The University is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.

Cal State LA transforms lives and fosters thriving communities across greater Los Angeles. We cultivate and amplify our students' unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellect through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and public service that support their overall success, well-being, and the greater good.

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