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Director of the Center for Research and Scholarship

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff


Quinnipiac University's Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness seeks applications for a Director of the Center for Research and Scholarship. 

The Director of the Center for Research and Scholarship will be responsible for developing an integrated venue of support services for faculty and faculty/student research and scholarship activity across Quinnipiac University's nine schools and college: Arts & Sciences, Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine and Nursing.

The Director will work collaboratively to facilitate and expand faculty research and scholarship activity by facilitating connections between funding opportunities and faculty research and projects, and provide coordination and support for all operational matters related to pre-award and post-award activities. The Director will provide extensive knowledge, guidance and interpretation to faculty, administrators, and staff regarding policies, procedures and regulations related to sponsored-program research activity.

The Director will report to the Vice President for Academic Innovation and Effectiveness.

About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit
  • Working with the schools/college and Office of Development & Alumni Affairs to promote a culture supportive to grant-seeking by faculty and to expand external funding for faculty research, student research and institutional projects
  • Facilitating internal and external research collaborations that will strengthen faculty research and grant-seeking activities, e.g., research affinity groups, research networking meetings, etc. based on faculty interest.
  • Providing faculty development and other training opportunities to encourage participation and success, e.g., workshops for grant-seekers, a proposal-writers mentoring program, etc
  • Facilitating opportunities to publicize and celebrate faculty research and scholarship, as well as grant awards, across campus in collaboration with other campus offices
  • Contributing to policies, procedures and guidelines to facilitate and enhance the institution’s grants infrastructure
  • Communicating relevant updates and additions to university policies that are necessary to ensure compliance
  • Working independently and in collaboration with faculty in identification of funding opportunities and communicating information regarding external grant programs to faculty
  • Providing assistance in the planning, development and writing of proposals in support of faculty research and academic projects/programs, including preparation of budgets
  • Reviewing, compiling and submitting final grant application packages
  • Providing extensive knowledge, guidance and interpretation to faculty, administrators, and staff regarding sponsor program issues; funder statutes, sponsor policies, government regulations, and award terms and conditions
  •  Protecting the interests of the University through careful review, negotiation of terms and conditions of sponsored project awards and material transfer agreements
  • Ensuring university compliance with applicable laws and regulations through effective post-award grant close-out procedures and collecting and maintaining time and effort reports
  • Assuring effective communication about proposals with the University’s financial offices and other offices that may be affected by grants to faculty
  • Monitoring grant activity and maintain a tracking system for the university by working closely with faculty and representatives of the Controller’s office
  • Maintaining records of grant activity and producing reports on institutional grant seeking and awards
  • Maintaining intranet and internet pages with sponsored program resources and information
  • Liaising with the University’s research committees as needed (IRB, IACUC, Biosafety, Research Policies Committee, etc.)
Education Requirements:
  • Advanced degree, with the credentials to teach two courses per calendar year
    • Master's degree required
    • Doctoral degree preferred
  • Preferred: prior experience with research in an academic or government setting
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a sponsored programs office or the management of research grants
  • Motivation to expand external funding for faculty research, student research and institutional projects
  • Exceptional writing skills and demonstrated experience in writing and editing proposals for grant applications
  • Working knowledge of federal regulations and compliance requirements related to university research, sponsored programs and lab safety
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, senior administrators and representatives from funding agencies
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • A commitment to increase and expand external funding for faculty research and institutional support 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and/or a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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