The College of Medicine
(COM) at the University of Illinois is seeking qualified candidates
for Assistant Dean for Research
Administration. The Assistant Dean for Research
Administration is responsible for providing leadership,
administration direction and managerial oversight for the research
mission of the College of Medicine.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Participating in strategic planning processes, identifying
funding priorities and areas for capacity building and providing
actionable research metrics to drive improvement.
• Working closely with the Dean, senior leadership, unit heads,
and faculty to foster relationships with key stakeholders and
community members to encourage external funding support for the
• Supporting the Dean and senior leadership in developing
interdisciplinary collaborations among departments within the
College, across colleges of the University, and across
• In collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Finance and
Planning, advising senior leadership on research financial
projections, financial objectives, and policies in support of the
research mission of the College.
• Participating in College research facility and space planning
activities including long-range to support scientific
• Implementing and managing intramural seed funding
• Establishing college-wide initiatives to improve research
• Establishing college-wide best practices in the management and
oversight of funded projects and ensure their implementation and
compliance to all applicable state, federal and University
• In collaboration with the Director of the Research Shared
Service Center, troubleshooting research management and compliance
questions and conflicts in the shared service center.
• Hosting research-related College events, colloquia, and
symposia such as the annual College of Medicine Research Forum.
• Representing the College on research-related matters within
the university community and serve on applicable committees.
• Planning, assigning and reviewing work of staff to ensure that
group objectives are met. Hiring, training, developing and managing
staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group
• Performing other related duties and participate in special
projects as assigned.
A minimum of a Masters degree in Business Administration,
Business Management, Economics or a related field required;
Certified Research Administrator (CRA) preferred.
A minimum of ten years of experience in research
administration, advanced knowledge of sponsored program management,
accounting, and reporting in an academic setting, ability to
prioritize complex tasks in a deadline driven environment.
Strong financial, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal
Strong critical thinking skills coupled with independent
judgment, discretion, and advanced oral and written communication
For fullest consideration, applicants should submit
cover letter, resume, and references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=163077
by June 30, 2022.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative
action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a
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