University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
February 19, 2023
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Posting Number SRGV6434

Working Title ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT Number of Vacancies 1 Location Rio Grande Valley Department Office of Research Administration FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job

The overarching goal for the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Research Enhancement is to support UTRGV's mission to become a research-intensive university by working closely with senior leadership across the institution to sustain, enhance and expand research and scholarship through targeted initiatives and research support services. This position will design, develop, and lead programs and activities related to faculty research development and enhancement aimed at increasing individual and collective scholarly output and the overall research reputation of UTRGV. This position will strategically seek partnership at various levels outside the institution. This position will align efforts with the Division of Academic Affairs to strengthen the institution's commitment to faculty success. This is a full-time administrative position without a faculty appointment.

Description of Duties

  • Develop programs that support faculty research, scholarship, and creative activities.
  • Serve as an adviser and liaison at the college/departmental level on faculty research development strategies, including the creation and implementation of individual faculty development plans.
  • Lead the design and implementation of faculty research development trainings to successfully develop their research portfolios and ensure coordination between the Division of Research and the Division of Academic Affairs to maximize impact while providing well-structured programs to faculty by determining topics for events that will assist faculty, including but not limited to panel discussions, grant writing workshops, and guest speaker visits.
  • Develop short and long-range plans, conceptual designs, budget requirements and documentation for assigned area.
  • Organize research development teaming opportunities.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance in all aspects of professional development of faculty, including grant writing, proposal development, collaborative research, and research design.
  • Facilitate and manage the institutional limited submissions process.
  • Facilitate and manage seed grants programs and other strategic initiatives.
  • Facilitate and manage the periodic review of Organized Research Units.
  • Support the faculty hiring process, including faculty hiring incentives and start-up packages.
  • Provide mentorship and advice to early career faculty on topics related to extramural research, publication, and research scholarly impact.
  • Develop and monitor performance metrics related to all types of programs described above.
  • Monitor opportunities related to sponsored programs, sponsors, agencies, and potential partnerships and bring groups of faculty members and other researchers together to develop proposals.
  • Other Duties as assigned.
  • Supervision Received

    General supervision from assigned supervisor.

    Supervision Given

    Direct supervision of assigned staff.

    Required Education

    Master's Degree from an accredited University.

    Preferred Education

    Terminal Degree, PhD from an accredited University.



    Required Experience

    Eight (8) years of progressive experience and leadership within research and/or grant management.

    Preferred Experience



    Use of standard office equipment.

    Working Conditions

    Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment.


    Ability to inspire individuals to contribute to the success of the research missions of UTRGV. Ability to lead, plan, direct and coordinate successful research programs by working with all stakeholders. Ability to work with executive leadership to establish strategic plans and champion institutional research priorities. Ability to lead effective communication and outreach plans

    Physical Capabilities


    Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 01/12/2023 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date

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    EEO Statement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has retained Higher Talent Executive Search to manage the recruitment process. Candidates will complete comprehensive reference and background checks. Interested candidates should direct inquiries to:

    Laurie Sloss at [email protected].

    Dear Applicant,

    Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

    Date of Birth Social Security Number Gender Ethnicity/Race

    Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or [email protected]

    Additional Information

    UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

    All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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