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Position Description:

The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose–to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

The Office of Research and Scholarship invites applications for a Deputy Director of Research and Scholarship. The Deputy Director serves under the direction of the Director of Research and Scholarship and provides administrative support and services on matters related to external and internal funding resources as they pertain to the development of research opportunities for faculty and midshipmen.

More information about this office can be found at https://www.usna.edu/AcResearch/.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the internal institutional policies and processes for all research reimbursable funding by interacting directly with the faculty and academic departments;
  • Assist the Director with all external policies and processes involving funding agencies;
  • Assist the Director with the Research Office’s coordination of efforts with the Comptroller Office;
  • Assist with the development of programs/centers related to the new areas of innovation and research as identified by the US Navy;
  • Assist the Director with the annual Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference;
  • Assist the Director with the institutional awards managed by the Office of Research and Scholarship;
  • Teach one course per semester offered within one of USNA’s academic departments;
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

This is a non-tenure track federal excepted service position. This is a 12-month position under an initial three-year contract period with the option for renewal.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D;
  • Minimum five years of teaching experience, or equivalent, in a discipline offered at USNA;
  • Interest and experience in research administration;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, strengths in interpersonal relationship building and fostering collaborative communities;
  • US Citizenship is required;
  • Experience in faculty development design and delivery;
  • Ability to work independently and accountably as well as collaboratively as part of a team, to be responsive to emergent situations and needs, to be flexible in thought and action, and to appreciate innovation and creativity.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume including professional experience relevant to the position, and the names and contact information of three professional references to be sent electronically to Office of Research and Scholarship, research@usna.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning 1 October, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis. 

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to godwin@usna.edu. Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php.

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About NIH

The National Institutes of Health is made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers. Each has its own specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. All but three of these components receive their funding directly from Congress, and administrate their own budgets. NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency’s research planning, activities, and outlook. The Office of the Director is the central office, responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the NIH components.

About NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE)

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is a division of the Office of Intramural Research (OIR), Office of the Director (OD). Our mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses. We work closely with the Training Offices in the NIH Institutes and Centers to help trainees in the Intramural Research Program (IRP). The intramural program is the sum of all the research projects carried out by NIH investigators and trainees in NIH facilities) develop scientific and professional skills that will enable them to become leaders in the biomedical research community.