Associate Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs

University of Houston-Clear Lake

The University of Houston-Clear Lake

Associate Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs

The University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), a nationally ranked and regionally focused comprehensive university within the University of Houston System, seeks its next Associate Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs.

The University of Houston-Clear Lake

Situated on a 524-acre wildlife preserve, UHCL has become a cornerstone of higher education in Texas. Since opening its doors in 1974, the university has awarded more than 80,000 degrees, each resulting in expanded employment prospects, brighter futures and changed lives. UHCL is a regional comprehensive university that is classified as a doctoral university and offers more than 90 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs through its four colleges: Business, Education, Human Sciences and Humanities, and Science and Engineering. The university annually enrolls more than 9,000 students and has earned a distinctive reputation as a student-centered, community-minded, partnership-oriented university. UHCL’s more than 80,000 alumni are leaders in a variety of fields and include 10 astronauts, more than 400 CEOs and at least one best-selling author. Through its ongoing community engagement, UHCL has developed alliances with area businesses, organizations, schools, and governmental agencies that enhance the educational, economic, cultural, scientific, and professional environment across the region. The university is proud to be classified as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). During the 2021-2022 academic year, UHCL welcomed its sixth president, Richard Walker, Ed.D., and its eleventh provost, Christopher Maynard, Ph.D. UHCL is within close proximity to numerous science and engineering-driven facilities, organizations and complexes including the Port of Houston, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and several major chemical manufacturing operations. UHCL is located in Clear Lake, which is part of the Bay Area of thriving and cosmopolitan Houston – the fourth-largest city in the United States – and is near the charming and historic city of Galveston and the broader Galveston Bay.
Responsible for over $7 million in annual grant and contract funding, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs provides support for a wide range of faculty interests and projects in addition to research. Therefore, ORSP encourages all scholarly activity at the university that could benefit from external funding. The office is organized in such a way to allow open communication between the pre-award and post-award teams to accommodate the frequent overlap in functions between the two areas.
In 2019, UHCL opened a STEM building that houses 13 faculty research labs and 15 teaching labs for mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, geology, industrial hygiene, and occupational safety. The Bayou Building, home to research and teaching labs in Biological Sciences, is currently undergoing a nearly $50 million renovation. The university is supported in annual research funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and others. UHCL is currently categorized by Carnegie as a Doctoral University — Moderate Research Activity and aspires to becoming a Doctoral University — High Research Activity.
The Associate Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs leads and advances research initiatives in line with the mission of the University. As Chief Research Officer, this position oversees UHCL compliance with grant/contract regulations, certifications, and assurances. Manages and supervises all aspects of research compliance including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI), and Export Controls. Oversees intellectual property (patents, copyrights), licensing, and rights in technical data. Implements operational plans and sustains healthy fiscal management of grants, contracts, funds, and budgets. Oversees administrative processes, leads strategic planning, and develops strategic initiatives.
More information, including an institutional profile with a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, can be found at this link.

How to Apply

Applications should consist of a substantial letter of interest, a CV, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:
UHCLAPRSP@academicsearch.org
The position is open until filled but only applications received by Friday, August 23, 2024, can be assured full consideration. The University is being assisted by Academic Search. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Hasselmo at Ann.Hasselmo@academicsearch.org and Chris Butler at Chris.Butler@academicsearch.org. Further information about the University of Houston-Clear Lake is available at https://www.uhcl.edu/.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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