Associate Director, Office of Research and Innovation, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
17 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2020
Ref
JR00023733
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Associate Director, Office of Research and Innovation, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Job Profile Title

Associate Director C

Job Description Summary

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research within the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences oversees the School’s research and innovation enterprise. The Associate Director, Office of Research and Innovation, will work with the Associate Dean for Research to support Penn Engineering’s strategic initiatives in research and innovation.

Job Description

The Associate Director, Office of Research and Innovation, will work with the Associate Dean for Research to support Penn Engineering’s strategic initiatives in research and innovation. Facilitate research proposals by tracking and informing the faculty of funding opportunities, maintaining an up-to-date database of templates and example materials for major and regular sponsors, and managing internal competitions for limited submissions. For large team proposals, support proposal writing, review, and, as appropriate, site visits. For junior faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, manage a calendar and database of opportunities, and organize workshops to guide career development, proposal writing, publishing, and presentations. Work, as needed, to support the day-to-day operations of Penn Engineering research activities. Work with Penn’s Center for Innovation to organize workshops, collate data on patenting and copyrighting of Penn Engineering’s assets, and aid in building and maintaining sponsored research. Share guidelines on compliance and collate data on international collaborations and extramural activities. Communicate the activities of the Office via email and a website; convene meetings, draft agendas, record minutes, and suggest follow up actions; and assist the Associate Dean in organizing and executing their responsibilities and that of the Office.

 

A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of related experience, preferably in an academic environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be highly motivated, well organized, and able to maintain and prioritize concurrent projects. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at every level within the School and across the University. Must be proactive, independent, and exercise good judgement.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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