Associate Provost for Research and Sponsored Projects

Home to 15,000 students, Lamar University is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana.

The university is classified as a Doctoral Research University in the Carnegie Classification Institutions of Higher Education and is one of only two universities classified as such within the Texas State University System. It has been recognized nationally for its general education core curriculum and leadership in online education, being one of the 100 most diverse campuses in the country and selection as a member of the Honor Roll of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration (ORSPA) partners with faculty and staff to provide the highest quality research administration at all stages of sponsored projects. The ORSPA performs a number of critical functions to advance objectives. These include overseeing the following, but are not limited to: funding opportunities, internal research support, proposal development, pre- and post-award, human subjects – IRB, compliance, and intellectual property.

The ORSPA pre-award services are designed to assist researchers in facilitating the overall proposal process while balancing the need for institutional and sponsor regulatory compliance. The ORSPA assists university investigators in identifying funding opportunities; proposal development; budget preparation; reviewing proposals for compliance to the funding opportunity announcement; ensuring institutional approval for proposals; conforming to federal, state, private and university regulations; and proposal submission.

The Associate Provost for Research and Sponsored Projects (APRSS) is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with faculty, deans, and stakeholders in federal, industrial, and institutional environments; providing leadership in promoting the visibility of the university’s research efforts, as well as in developing and expanding research programs and services; and providing mentorship and oversight of the units that report to the associate provost, including effective supervision of unit leaders. Required qualifications include an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution; a successful record of research and scholarship that would support the rank of tenured professor according to established university criteria; and senior-level leadership as a department chair, dean, or director of a research center or institute; or significant research experience with a national laboratory, or other private/public sector organization.

An application should include a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position; a curriculum vitae/resume; and names and titles along with contact information for five references. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter or email of nomination including contact information for the nominee. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by January 11, 2019.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, Partners

Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272




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