Senior Associate Provost for Research Administration





Yale University, ranked among the world’s premier private research universities, seeks a collaborative, strategic, visionary leader to serve as the next Senior Associate Provost of Research Administration. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Research, the Senior Associate Provost will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Office of Research Administration, engaging with stakeholders across the institution to support and advance Yale’s research mission by providing high-quality service to faculty, investigators, staff, and colleagues throughout the Yale community.


The Senior Associate Provost will be tasked with managing Yale’s ever-expanding sponsored research portfolio and research compliance programs with research integrity, research security, and federal regulations in mind, as well as serving as the Institutional Official (IO) for the animal care and use program and the human research protection program. The Senior Associate Provost of Research Administration will be expected to build strong working relationships across the institution through high-caliber timely service, operational excellence, and data-informed decision-making while increasing both transparency and communication. Yale seeks an individual with comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of research administration within a complex organization and a demonstrated track record of increasing efficiency through the evaluation and implementation of policies, procedures, business processes, and systems.


The successful candidate will understand the calibrated balance of providing high-touch service while creating a culture of accountability through compliance and regulatory functions. The individual will have significant leadership experience in research administration in a major research program with medicine and health sciences, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, process improvement experience, a service-oriented management approach, and an innate ability to build and nurture relationships with stakeholders throughout an institution. Additionally, the Senior Associate Provost must be able to gain buy-in and motivate others toward the common goal, Yale’s mission - to improve the world today and for generations to come through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice.


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