University of Kansas, Hall Center for the Humanities
Research Development Specialist in the Humanities
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The Research Development Specialist will join a dynamic team of professionals at the Hall Center striving to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research in the humanities, arts and social sciences. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.
Faculty Research Development (55%):
Help scholars gain the skills necessary to advance their respective research, scholarship, and creative activities and expand their capabilities for securing large and/or complex extramural grants; and promote interdisciplinary research activities by:
- Organizing, developing, and conducting proposal writing and other workshops, webinars, and web materials for faculty, staff, and others;
- Meeting with constituent faculty and administrators to promote awareness of funding opportunities and HGDO services;
- Fostering collaborations with PIs and research teams to formulate approaches for large and complex proposals;
- Interacting with research teams to advise on proposal preparation strategy, create workflow calendars, and monitor progress;
- Monitoring and reviewing funding calls, disseminating appropriate information to constituent faculty and groups, and advising on application strategies;
- Researching agency policies, including competitive intelligence on varied programs and developing relationships with funding agency program managers;
- Developing and maintaining information about institutional resources and capabilities for use in grant proposals;
- Advising researchers on the appropriate manner of contact with external funding agencies; and
- Attending agency and professional organization conferences/meetings and educational workshops and classes to improve knowledge and skills and remain current on funding priorities and best practices.
Grant Proposal Preparation (40%)
Improve the competitiveness of applications for extramural funding by:
- Assisting researchers, especially early career scholars, with institutional procedures for developing and submitting grant proposals;
- Assisting researchers in targeting funding agencies and competitions and developing competitive applications for extramural support;
- Critically reviewing grant narratives and editing grant proposal components;
- Providing or assisting PIs in preparing additional information or supporting documentation as may be requested by the agency;
- Assisting PIs to prepare budgets and budget justifications;
- Coordinating research and proposal development efforts on behalf of Hall Center constituent units and faculty with the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., or University of Kansas Endowment Association, as appropriate; and
- Reviewing all final grant application components and preparing the application packet for submission.
Other Duties as Assigned (5%):
- This position description indicates the general nature and level of work; it is not intended to provide a comprehensive inventory of all duties required.
- Education: Master’s degree in humanities or closely allied field
- Experience: One year of directly relevant full-time experience (two years in a directly relevant graduate student position equal one year of full-time experience)
- Education: PhD in a humanities or closely allied field
- Experience: three years of directly relevant full-time experience (two years in a directly relevant graduate student position equal one year of full-time experience)
- Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening), including the ability to provide feedback constructively
- Detail oriented with strong organizational and problem-solving skills
- Ability to manage competing priorities under strict deadlines
- Ability to work both independently and in teams
- Ability to edit grant proposals, website content, and other documents, strong reading skills
- Experience in grant proposal development, including proposal writing and budgets
- Work experience with faculty and other researchers in a university or similar environment
- Ability to develop and deliver presentations, workshops, and other training
- Broad understanding of college/university research environment
- Strong computer skills.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Kathy Porsch, email@example.com
ADDITIONAL CANDIDATE INSTRUCTIONS:
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: http://employment.ku.edu/staff/9250BR. A complete application consists of a cover letter, CV, three references (to include email address), and a short writing sample (up to three pages). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
To ensure first consideration, please apply before or on 9/16/17. Application review begins on 9/17/17.
The anticipated start date is October 30, 2017.
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Kathy Porsch, firstname.lastname@example.org