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JOHN MOLSON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (JMSB)

LEAD, RESEARCH AND FACULTY DEVELOPMENT (C1924)


Posted on: July 29, 2019
Deadline: August 9, 2019
Grade: 12

Note

This position represents a two-year full-time contract position

Scope

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Research and Research Programs (ADR), the incumbent provides expertise to JMSB’s faculty members and units; contributes to the development and implementation of a research strategy at JMSB. He/she is the resource person on content-related matters related to faculty-specific research activities in JMSB and acts as strategic partner for the research and faculty development at JMSB.

Primary responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the ADR and other stakeholders to develop, implement, and promote a faculty wide research-related strategy (e.g., infrastructure support, collaborative research, research centres, mentoring, targeted funding, strategic use of research budgets, research clusters, identification of research synergies across departments/groups).
  • Seek and secure strategic alliances and industry partnerships which provide access to data, solidify existing research groups, stimulate partnership grants, and help secure applied research internships (e.g., MITACS) for graduate students in research-based programs.
  • Act as subject matter expert for teams of researchers meeting with external partners.
  • Facilitate faculty-specific research development (such as development of research clusters, organizing faculty-specific workshops, research development events, etc.).
  • Plan, implement, and coordinate a faculty mentorship program and other faculty development initiatives, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the faculty research capacity including faculty members' research strengths and expertise, and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the strategic priorities for research at the faculty level, while keeping in mind how these relate to the university strategic priorities.
  • Liaise with the Faculty’s Advisor, Research Development, faculty members, research units, Advancement and other stakeholders to pursue appropriate funding links and partnership opportunities, including the development of projects for which private funding should be sought.
  • Review and/or participate in the writing of funding proposals for external donors spearheaded by Advancement; advise the ADR on requirements related to the funding proposals and act as liaison with the various departments to identify researchers most susceptible to participate in these initiatives.
  • Provide support to, and oversight of, JMSB research centres and endowed professorships (support new directors/endowed professors, provide adequate documentation, promote adequate governance practices, review content of annual stewardship reports, etc.).
  • Review and provide feedback to graduate students on external scholarship applications.
  • Liaise with Communications to promote research at JMSB; ensure that research website and other media platforms contain accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Review and provide feedback on applications for any internal competitions, screening budget, etc., including CASA grants, Faculty Research Development Program (FRDP), research centre funding; Provide research administration expertise to the Faculty Research Committee.
  • Keep an eye on current practices in research administration—open access, data sharing and facilitate this for researchers (gather info on what is happening at the university and services currently available).
  • Keep apprised of business research trends and research-related requirements from the accreditation bodies, industry needs, etc.; scan the environment for business research emergence in universities in Canada and the world.

Requirements

  • Bachelor`s degree in Administration or related field with four to seven years of relevant experience in research and faculty development and at least two years of experience in research grant writing.
  • Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures and excellent analytical skills to synthesize information and to develop and implement new policies and procedures.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English in order to communicate effectively and to write grants, draft correspondence, documentation, reports, and proposals; good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written French in order to communicate effectively with external partners.
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Excel and PowerPoint; basic knowledge of Outlook.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a great sense of initiative and ability to follow through.
  • Exceptionally detail oriented, with outstanding organizational skills with ability to set and meet deadlines.

Salary

$65,444.99 – $78,173.81 per annum

Union/Association

CUPEU

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by August 9, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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