The Vice Provost of Research and Scholarship serves as the Provost’s chief advisor and representative in matters related to developing and implementing a strategic research program for the university. The Vice Provost has responsibility for providing innovative, collaborative and strategic leadership for the planning, development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring of strategic research initiatives, enhancing and achieving research goals, along with the direct management of research support personnel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Establishes and maintains the University’s research vision and goals
Directs faculty research development, contributing to the enhancement and achievement of research goals
Ensures the achievement and maintenance of compliance standards and protocols
Oversees and/or proactively seeks out a variety of extramural funding sources for identified research topics and/or programs.
Partners with multiple constituencies within the University and beyond to commit, promote, and foster an environment of inclusion that facilitates access of underrepresented students, faculty and staff
Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs institutional research projects, activities and operations
Doctoral degree required
10+ years as a research scientist/faculty member required
Active research funding preferred with the demonstrated ability and history of securing extramural funding
Experience in research administration, scientific mentoring, with evidence of scientific credibility and grant writing ability
Neuroscience background strongly preferred
Exceptional leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff and administrators from varied disciplines and backgrounds including collegial consensus-building
Experience in the development and implementation of innovative organizational and academic growth initiatives
Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion
Excellent verbal & written communication and interpersonal skills
Highly developed technological and analytical acumen
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Integrity- Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism
Compassion- Caring for students, patients, and colleagues and all humanity
Excellence- Achieving quality in all that we do
Collaboration- Working with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goals
Intellectual Curiosity- Pursuing personal and professional growth
Innovation- Embracing new practices to improve outcomes
Heritage- Remain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine
Equal Opportunity Employer
KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.
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About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences.
At KCU, we:
Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas
Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties
Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwide