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Position Available Paugh, Juli 06 Apr 2000 12:20 EST

Director of Grants and Contracts
Office of Research Administration
University of Missouri-Kansas City

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Director has oversight responsibility for the
administration of research and sponsored programs for the university.  Duties
include negotiation and execution of contracts and acceptance of grants for
research, scholarly and creative activities, sponsored instruction, and public
service.  The Director also reviews all grant and contract proposals and signs
as the authorizing official for the university, exercises financial oversight on
all grants and contracts awarded, and assures compliance with applicable
institutional, state, and federal regulations.  The Director will work closely
with the Office of PreAward Services in stimulating research and developing
grant proposals; with other academic units of the university; and with offices
on other campuses of the university system.  The Director reports to the Vice
Provost for Research and supervises the staff of the ORA.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master's degree in business or related field and progressive
responsibilities in research administration.  The successful candidate should
have experience in and knowledge of grant budgeting, cost accounting principles,
intellectual property issues, compliance requirements, and federal regulations
governing grant administration.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

THE UNIVERSITY:  The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four campuses in
the University of Missouri System, offers more than 50 undergraduate and 80
first professional and graduate degree programs.  Of the nearly 12,000 students,
approximately 45% are graduate or professional.  The ORA manages over $100M in
proposals and over $30M in awards annually, and plays an important role in the
university's strategic plan to enhance research and scholarship.  Additional
information is available at

TO APPLY:  Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone
numbers of three professional references to Ronald A. MacQuarrie, Vice Provost
for Research and Dean, School of Graduate Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas
City, 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas  City, MO 64110.  Position will be available
July 1, 2000.  Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2000 and continue
until the position is filled.

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