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Vacancy Mike McCallister 08 Dec 1998 16:36 EST

Associate Director
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking an Associate Director
for its Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  The successful
candidate will have broad experience in preaward and non-financial
postaward management of projects supported by federal, state, private and
other sponsors.  Experience in project administration, project development,
and information management in a higher education institution research
office is highly sought.

Preferred qualifications:

- Knowledge and experience in research administration in an academic
setting with the ability to interpret and implement federal and non-federal

- A Master's Degree, CRA certification and three years experience in
research administration are preferred.
Minimum qualifications:

- A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

- High degree of organizational skills and problem solving with the ability
to execute multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with strict deadlines.

- Experience in electronic research administration (on-line databases,
Fastlane, Internet resources, spreadsheets, and complex databases).

- Three to five years experience in grant and contract administration and
negotiating agreements with a variety of sponsors (federal, state,
industry, foundation, etc.)

- Strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to
work with faculty, other administrative staff and representatives of

Essential Duties:

- Non-financial project administration of externally funded research and
services projects including post-award revisions, rebudgeting, no-cost
extensions, re-submissions, periodic reporting and final reporting,
subcontracts and close-out documentation.

- Acting as liaison between University business and academic
administrators, researchers/project managers, cooperating community
organizations/agencies, grants accounting office, sponsors and regulatory
agencies regarding budget development, project implementation and
management, reporting, and closeout.

- Monitoring proposals for compliance with sponsor and UALR policies,
accuracy of budgetary and administrative information, assisting with
preparation as necessary including completion of University and funding
agency forms

- Reviewing, along with the Director, each proposal  to federal, state and
local governments, foundations, industries and associations prior to

- Investigating and correlating funding opportunities with faculty
interests and expertise

- Maintaining up-to-date knowledge and expertise in federal, state, and
other agency regulations and policies and OMB circulars (EDGAR, FAR, A-133,
A-110, A-21) which affect sponsored program activities.

- Assisting in providing training for the university community in proposal
preparation, sponsor searching, changes in sponsor guidelines and project
management within UALR policies and procedures

 Located in the largest metropolitan area of Arkansas, UALR is also
in the geographic, cultural, economic and political center of the state.
Within 10,000 students, 20% of whom are graduate and professional students,
and 1,200 faculty and staff, there are ample human resources to pursue
externally funded activities.  Currently UALR is averaging $18M in grants
and contracts and continued growth in funding is expected.

 Applicants should submit a letter of intent, resume, ample evidence
of past work that clearly qualifies them for consideration, as well as
evidence of a sustained level of high achievement.  Names and phone numbers
of five references should be included. Salary will be commensurate with
experience. The Associate Director reports to the Director of ORSP and will
be expected to assume responsibilities as soon as possible.  Send materials
by January  31, 1999, to ORSP Associate Director Search Committee c/o ORSP,
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University Avenue, Little
Rock, AR 72204, Attn: Dr. J. M. McCallister

 The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities,
women and persons with disabilities.  Under Arkansas law, all applications
are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority
to work in the United States.

Mike (Spanky) McCallister, Ph. D.
Director, Research and Sponsored programs
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Drive
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
501-569-8657 (v)
501-569-3039 (f)