Position title: Research Development
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: May 4, 2022
Position duration: One year. Subject to renewal
based on performance.
Open date: April 5th, 2022
Next review date: Sunday, May 8, 2022 at
11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the
Final date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 11:59pm
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but
those received after the review date will only be considered if the
position has not yet been filled.
The Research Development Division in the Office of Research at
the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) seeks to hire
two Research Development Associates; one focused on Humanities,
Arts, Social Sciences, and Education (HASSE), and the other focused
on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The Research Development team works collaboratively to design
and implement a range of strategic planning and professional
development interventions across the faculty career lifecycle.
UCSB is ranked 5th among US public colleges and universities,
and we are the first member of the Association of American
Universities (AAU) to become a Minority-Serving Institution in
2015. We are world-renowned for interdisciplinary collaborative
research with far reaching impacts for society, technology, the
environment, and humanity. One of the ten campuses of the
University of California system, we have forged strong networks
with our fellow RD professionals in the UC system and across
California, enabling you to join a supportive environment of
diverse colleagues and peer mentors.
General Summary of Duties and
The Research Development Associate has responsibility for
facilitating excellence in research funding proposals at the
University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) by supporting a
program of research development for departments and faculty.
With general supervision from the respective Director of
Research Development, the ADRD will be responsible for:
Assisting faculty with Proposal Strategies and
Identifying and circulating suitable
funding opportunities that match the research agendas of faculty in
HASSE/STEM disciplines at UCSB.
Reviewing sponsor agency websites,
guidelines, and requests for proposals (RFPs) to assess fit with
faculty research projects.
Meeting with faculty to discuss
potential funding opportunity targets.
Providing iterative detailed critical
feedback on proposal narratives and other strategic parts of
funding applications to increase the competitiveness of proposals,
including: conceptual development, fit with agency mission,
responsiveness to the RFP, strategic framing and presentation,
style, and clarity.
Providing Ongoing Research-Related Professional
Development and Training for Faculty
Participating in the design and
conduct of proposal and career development workshops and other
interventions with HASSE/STEM faculty.
Using evidence-based knowledge, best
practices, and metrics to assess, evaluate, and improve research
development and faculty professional development programs.
Coordinating and Collaborating with Internal and
Maintaining a detailed knowledge of
UCSB faculty research interests, strengths, and areas of
Liaising with directors of research
centers to assist with developing interdisciplinary research
proposals and coordinating proposal submission.
Liaising with directors and staff in
UCSB’s contracts and grants units, to ensure that proposals are
submitted in compliance with university policies and in a timely
Liaising with foundation relations to
coordinate competitive proposals to foundations that fund HASSE and
Maintaining communication with UC
system-wide funding programs, federal funding agencies, and private
foundation funders to anticipate and inform UCSB about current and
future funding opportunities.
Participating in regional and
national professional organizations related to research development
and HASSE/STEM disciplines to stay current with research
development best practices and trends in scholarship and funding,
and potentially contribute to the research development profession
through publications and presentations about research
The Department/Division is especially interested in candidates
who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic
community through research, teaching and service, as appropriate to
Basic qualifications (required at time of
Master's degree in a HASSE or STEM
related field and at least one year of research experience
PhD or equivalent in a HASSE/STEM
Ability to communicate collegially
and knowledgeably with faculty in an array of disciplines, as
relevant to the focus of the position, using diverse methodological
A broad, interdisciplinary base of
understanding of research, methods, theories, and scholarship.
Ability to prioritize and execute
multiple project activities and facilitate collaborative work
Experience designing professional
development and instructional techniques to advance faculty
Experience with project
Knowledge of and experience with
federal and/or private funding programs for academic research.
Strong written and oral communication
skills, including strong interpersonal communication skills.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently
Cover Letter - A cover letter that
outlines your education and experience and how they complement the
mission of the Research Development office and prepare you for the
Associate Director position. Please specify the area to which you
are interested in applying.
3 required (contact information
Applicants are required to provide names and contact information
of 3 references. In the event that an applicant is selected as the
finalist, the department will conduct a reference check before
extending an offer of employment.
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02172
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply
with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination
Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.
All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full
Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception
(based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious
Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the
applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of
the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of
California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are
defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health
directives may impose additional requirements.
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