Position Announcement Rauckhorst William 14 Oct 1996 14:39 EST
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 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 INFORMATION COORDINATOR Responsibilities 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.