Assistant/Associate Provost for Research

Connecticut, United States
10 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Research, the Associate/Assistant Provost serves as a strategic administrative partner in the areas of research facilities planning and operations. The Associate/Assistant Provost develops strategic and change management plans for new and long-range capital renovation projects that support research and science initiatives across the university. Develops a collaborative model of delivery and integration of research activities, technology and support services. The successful candidate will be hired into the position either as an “Assistant Provost” or “Associate Provost” based on the individual’s level of experience and background.

Essential Duties

  1. Provide strategic advice, planning and change management for University wide capital renovation projects for scientific and research buildings and general facilities improvement projects in research spaces.  
  2. Lead project, programmatic, facilities and classroom planning to support long range and new interdisciplinary science and research initiatives.
  3. Supervise analysis of scientific infrastructure that supports University wide research initiatives utilizing technology and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders.
  4. Identify efficiencies and opportunities by incorporating information from all stakeholders to improve collaboration within the University’s research enterprise.
  5. Oversee and manage stakeholder engagement and faculty research groups related to campus wide science and research projects with considerations for renovation, procurement and associated research support services.
  6. Participates in the development, implementation, interpretation, oversight and communication of academic research policies.  Ensures consistent administration and application of academic research and administrative policies.
  7. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Advanced degree in a scientific discipline and at least 5 years of related experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated experience in the development of research or laboratory facilities and space planning.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated experience and knowledge of analytical science techniques and instrumentation.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated analytical skills with ability to understand budgeting concepts, budget design and management.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Well-developed decision-making, planning, organizational, problem resolution and leadership skills.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong communications skills and experience with building relationships and consensus with various stakeholders.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Ph.D. in a scientific discipline. Experience in an academic or research institution with direct interaction with faculty and administration. Experience in preparing grant proposals for federally (or other) funded research initiatives.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


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Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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