The School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications and nominations for for a Director of Research Operations faculty position.
The Director of Research Operations is responsible for the management of financial administration, operational direction, and daily function to the School of Nursing (SON) Office of Research & Scholarship activities. In this role he/she is responsible for providing leadership and authority for research program integrity under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Research and through collaboration with the Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Staff, and appropriate UAB Institutional offices to fulfill extramurally funded sponsored programs by performing pre-award, financial and non-financial post award administration. Is responsible for providing education and training on the subject of grants administration, from pre to post award, as well as educating others on the types of grants and funding mechanisms. To ensure compliance with UAB, School of Nursing, federal, state, local laws, policies, procedures, federal OMB circulars, Uniform Guidance, and sponsor-specific guidelines in the execution of grant awards and contracts. Efficiently manages the departmental budget and resources to ensure achievement of expected research and scholarship, academic, and clinical related outcomes. To provide ongoing financial analysis of the SON research portfolio. To make decisions regarding the reporting and use of financial resources related to grant activities. To supervise ORS grant accounting operations and activities including approval and processing of disbursement requisitions and internal requisitions, personnel action papers, interaction with vendors and compliance with UAB bid policy and procedures. To develop and administer grant budgets, grant financial systems, and develop and monitor grant financial policies and procedures. To develop grant financial statements, and provide reports to the SON Associate Dean for Research and Dean. To serve as the primary interface with school investigators and other University Offices, coordination involvement of research support for faculty through the school. To direct department staff to ensure completion of major projects including grant review, protocol development and research education programs, development of resource library and the establishment of fiscal and administrative systems for the office.
The School of Nursing's legacy of leadership is focused on the integration of research, education, and clinical practice and evidenced in more than 18,000 alumni serving as expert clinicians, executive nurse leaders, deans and directors of nursing programs, nurse scientists, advanced practice registered nurses, and other professional leaders. The School is ranked in the top 10 nursing schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and offers innovative baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master's, post-master's, doctoral, and post-doctoral programs. Program offerings include: the state's longest standing and most honored PhD in nursing; a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a Nurse Anesthesia Track; a Master's of Nursing program with more than 15 nurse practitioner specialty and subspecialty tracks with dual degree options, advanced practice tracks in geriatrics, nursing administration and clinical nurse; an accelerated master's in nursing pathway for individuals with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing, among other unique opportunities. Most graduate courses are taught in a distance accessible format with on-campus intensives. The UAB School of Nursing is designated a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing- one of a few in the U.S. Additionally, the School is one of three Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows programs and is one of the leading VA Nursing Academic Partnerships in the nation. Based at the state's flagship Academic Health Science Center with the 3rd largest public hospital in the nation, the School is a leader and trendsetter in collaborative science and home to the state's only nursing-specific research initiative with a diverse funding portfolio supporting scholarship in oncology, international nursing, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, occupational health, aging, among others. Faculty hold over 70 appointments in university-wide research centers. The School of Nursing is home to an innovative nursing simulation and skills laboratory, which provides faculty and students with interprofessional learning opportunities.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Department: Nursing Acute, Chronic, & Continuing Care
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
Candidates for this faculty position with expertise in grant administration are encouraged to apply. Rank, tenure, and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience. A minimum of a master's degree in a related field and ten years of financial grant administration experience is required.
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Internal Number: 8415
About University of Alabama, Birmingham
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.