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Director of Sponsored Research - Search Reopened Jeff Newton 19 Mar 1996 08:06 EST

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Director of
Sponsored Research
The University of Central Florida invites applications and nominations for
the position of irector  of Sponsored Research.   Enrolling more than
26,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UCF is a metropolitan
research university in suburban Orlando, FL, one of the nation#s most
dynamic metropolitan areas.  Faculty in the Colleges of Arts and
Sciences,Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Health
and Public Affairs as well as the Institute for Simulation and Training,
Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, and the Florida
Solar Energy Center were awarded $35 million in grants and contracts
during FY 1995.

The Director is responsible for administration and negotiation of a full
range of grants and contracts with federal agencies and sponsors in
both the public and private sector.  This individual will be responsible for
the overall management of the unit and for working effectively with
faculty and administrators to achieve university research goals.  The
Director will also assist the Vice President for Research and Graduate
Studies in the administration of technology transfer and the University#s
research corporation.

Ideal candidates will have: a successful record of negotiating research
funding from federal, state, and private sources; familiarity with federal
and state regulations and compliance requirements related to university
research; strong managerial, communication, and organizational skills;
background in research administration in a university or an agency
funding academic research;  and Ph.D. or other advanced degree.
Experience in promoting and managing the commercialization of
intellectual property and in operating a not-for-profit research corporation
affiliated with a university are also desirable.  Minimum qualifications
include: a Master#s degree or equivalent and a minimum of six years#
relevant experience or a Bachelor#s degree and eight years of relevant
experience. Salary will be commensurate with education and

To apply, send a letter of interest, a current resume, and the names of at
least three references to: Director of Sponsored Research Search
Committee, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, University of
Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard (ADM 243), Orlando, FL
32816-0150.  Applications must be postmarked by April 25, 1996.

The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer.  As an agency of the State of Florida, all application
materials and selection procedures are available for public review.