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Position Announcement Rauckhorst William 14 Oct 1996 14:39 EST


Miami University (Ohio) invites applications for the position of Information
Coordinator, as described below.  Established in 1809, Miami University is a
state-assisted university located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of
Cincinnati.  The University is characterized as having strong undergraduate
programs in the presence of selected graduate programs and research. Miami
offers doctoral degrees in nine areas of study and masters degrees in most
departments. The University's external grant support for research is
approximately $11 million annually.

This is a permanent position with a competitive salary.  Applications
consisting of a letter of application, resume, and names and addresses of four
references should be sent by December 1st to:

 Dr. William H. Rauckhorst
 Associate Provost for Scholarship and Teaching
 107 Roudebush Hall
 Miami University
 Oxford, Ohio 45056


Within the context of the University's overall effort to assist faculty to
obtain external grants, this individual's primary responsibility will be
coordinating the collection and dissemination of information on funding
opportunities to University faculty.  This is an increasingly electronic
activity, and the individual will have the responsibility to lead and continue
Miami University's movement in this direction.  Duties include learning of
federal, state, corporate, and foundation funding opportunities and Miami
faculty interests, distributing targeted information through both paper and
electronic means, developing an electronic database of faculty research
interests, assisting faculty with information searches, and meeting with
faculty to discuss grant opportunities.

Related responsibilities include developing and maintaining information on the
Office's WWW site, assisting faculty in obtaining and completing proposal
forms, and participating in the Office's provision of training and workshops
related to proposal development.

In addition to the above responsibilities, the Information Coordinator will
work with the Associate Provost and two Associate Directors of the Office in a
variety of efforts to encourage, initiate, assist, and celebrate faculty
research and creative activity.

Special assignments as required.

Required Qualifications
Masters degree; strong writing and interpersonal communication skills;
knowledge of  federal, state, corporate, and foundation grant programs and
procedures.  This is an increasingly electronic activity nationwide, and the
person selected is also expected to have facility with microcomputers,
including the use of spreadsheet and database applications and the Internet.

Desired Qualifications
In addition to the above, teaching, research, or administrative experience
within a college or university is desirable.