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Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation in Compliance

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Aug 29, 2022

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Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation in Compliance

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (OVCRI) seeks an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation (AVCRI) to provide leadership, vision and strategic planning in research compliance and the responsible conduct of research across the entire portfolio of the OVCRI. The AVCRI will be responsible for ensuring university-affiliated research activities are in compliance with applicable federal, state, sponsor, and university policies in the areas of human-subjects, animal care and use, animal facility operations, agricultural research, recombinant biology and cell and tissue engineering, biological safety, chemical and radiation safety, field work, drone use in research, and research information technology (IT) applications and security and will partner with offices responsible for overseeing export control, issues with diversity, equity and inclusion, security management, IT security, conflict management, grants management, proposal preparation, and research integrity. The AVCRI will also engage with other campus units that oversee relevant compliance issues in research and training spaces to ensure consistent institutional processes and policies, as well as safe and ethical outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD, or terminal degree including JD, DVM, MD and at least ten years of experience with in-depth research support in higher education, preferably at a comprehensive R1 institution, but may include experience at more specialized research institutes and universities. Experience with government and sponsor regulations and requirements for research compliance. Experience with and advanced understanding of institutional policies and procedures and the regulatory environment. Experience effectively leading and supervising that demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with academic leadership, faculty, community partners and leaders, elected officials, and funding agencies. An established record in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the processes and practices of the research enterprise.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: In depth understanding of the research enterprise that demonstrates advanced knowledge for effective implementation of all compliance policies, practices, functions, and operations related to the conduct of sponsored research. Ability to provide judgment in interpreting complex regulations regarding research activity. Ability to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that is collegial, cooperative, and productive. Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups that might include faculty, students, staff, university leaders, community and government partners, elected officials, research sponsors, and other key stakeholders. Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects with skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities and ability to resolve complex problems and issues in a timely and collaborative manner. Ability to apply judgment and make decisions affecting functions or procedures. Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data. Attention to detail and accuracy skills.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after close date. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by Monday, August 22nd. Apply for this position by visiting using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of the posting and upload cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Leslie Lewin Reinhart ( For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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