Department of Research & Development

The State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Director of Research Administration and Development.

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Date of Appointment:  As soon as possible.

Description of Responsibilities:  The Director will report directly to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and will primarily be responsible for pre-award aspects of faculty research and creative activities. These duties will include working with faculty to identify potential funding sources, proposal development and preparation.  The Director will manage the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and its staff. The successful candidate will also work closely with post-award staff to facilitate the administration of awards.

Specific responsibilities will include: the expansion of funded projects through focused and personal interaction with faculty to identify expertise and research opportunities, encouraging collaboration, particularly across disciplines, among faculty on scholarly activities, serving as ex officio on faculty advisory committees (Animal and Human Subjects, Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee), networking with funding agencies, foundations and other granting institutions to  open new funding opportunities for campus, creating professional development opportunities related to scholarly activities, playing a central role in promoting and advocating the research agenda  on campus both to the campus administration as well as the broader research community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and creatively with faculty, staff and administration;
  • Knowledge of federal, state and private funding opportunities and requirements;
  • Leadership experience in overseeing and expanding grant and contract activities;
  • Commitment to expanding opportunities for diverse groups of faculty and students;
  • Scholarly or creative accomplishments, including successful grants;
  • Terminal degree required

Preferred Qualifications:   Academic experience and accomplishments, including funding and management of extramural grants, commensurate with those of college faculty.

To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, and a list of five references with contact information electronically to

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The college encourages the involvement of faculty, staff and students in scholarly and creative activities and attracts approximately $5 million annually in external grants and contracts. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research is evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office, (315-312-2230).