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Assistant Dean for Research Administration

University of Illinois at Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Deans
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Employment Type
Full Time
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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 College.

• Supporting the Dean and senior leadership in developing interdisciplinary collaborations among departments within the College, across colleges of the University, and across universities.

• 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 activities.

• Implementing and managing intramural seed funding initiatives.

• Establishing college-wide initiatives to improve research administration processes.

• 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 guidelines.

• 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 objectives.

• 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 skills required.
  • Strong critical thinking skills coupled with independent judgment, discretion, and advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • For fullest consideration, applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and references online at 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 disability.

    Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks and other pre-employment assessments on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background Checks will be performed in compliance with state and federal law.

    As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

    University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

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