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Director of Institutional Ethics and Compliance

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Executive, Provosts
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Full Time
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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Director of Institutional Ethics and Compliance


The Director of Institutional Ethics & Compliance directs, manages, and oversees compliance with federally mandated regulations, in addition to state, local, and institutional policies that involve research, including export controls, conflict of interest, research misconduct, human participants, vertebrates, biosafety, and responsible conduct of research.  The Director directly supports faculty and students in research by serving as a subject matter expert on research ethics and compliance.  The Director serves as a liaison between the Chief Research Officer and the campus committees required by regulation to provide oversight of research activities.  The director works closely with the Office of Research Administration, Research Development, Provosts Office, International Student Services Office, Department of Public Safety, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Biosafety Officer, and Office of General Counsel to coordinate compliance efforts.  The Director serves as the campus liaison for compliance issues to the various federal and state agencies and departments.  The Director manages the Office of Institutional Ethics & Compliance and serves on and is administrator to the IRB, IACUC, IBC and other compliance committees as needed.  The Director teaches and educates through online and in-person outreach and training seminars on relevant topics in research ethics and compliance to faculty, students, and staff. Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

For more information about this position, qualifications, and how to apply, please navigate to our website at UMass Careers.  All interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for at least three professional references.


Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

The review of applications will begin immediately.


UMass Dartmouth…Future Ready!


UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. UMass Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.


UMass Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit-based factors. 


Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination.


UMass Dartmouth reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.



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