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Visiting Assistant or Associate Director of Research

Graduate Program Specialist and Academic Advisor


Visiting Assistant or Associate Director of Research
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the College of Engineering seeks applicants for the position of Assistant or Associate Director of Research to successfully submit proposals to large funding opportunities, especially aimed at center-scale research projects led by departmental faculty. These responsibilities include finding grant opportunities, organizing meetings of departmental faculty to inform them about major funding opportunities, leading individual teams in developing and submitting proposals, and establishing and growing an industrial affiliates program. The Assistant or Associate Director is responsible for forming multi-disciplinary teams of researchers within the Computer Science (CS) department as well as other researchers at UIUC to respond to funding opportunities. The Assistant or Associate Director will work closely with University of Illinois faculty in these endeavors.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO

Major Duties and Responsibilities include the following (may vary depending on position level):

  • Provide leadership to faculty in the development, coordination and planning of proposals in response to major funding opportunities. This includes:
    • Implementing strategies for monitoring funding opportunities; attaining detailed knowledge of federal, state, foundation and campus research funding programs; creating and maintaining an interactive database or website with information about these opportunities; educating the CS faculty about these opportunities; leading informational meetings about these opportunities when appropriate.
    • Using technical writing skills for proposal development and creation; identifying, improving, and submitting grant proposals in conjunction with faculty, staff, and other campus units; producing attractive figures for use within proposals, managing budget preparation, proposal timelines and shared content, assuring compliance with funding agency and University policies, and ensuring attainment of submission deadlines.
    • Learning about CS faculty research interests; identifying collaborative possibilities that could be led by CS faculty, potentially spanning UIUC and external collaborators, and matching them to available funding opportunities; facilitating formation of multi-disciplinary teams led by CS faculty to prepare for potential funding opportunities; developing and maintaining record-keeping system for tracking research activity and interests within the university that are related to CS faculty research.
  • Lead the collaboration of departmental staff and Sponsored Programs Administration to assure compliance with funding agency requirements and University submission policies to submit completed proposals.
  • Implement strategies for CS faculty and staff to identify industry sponsorship connections, organize industry visits, connect CS researchers with industry collaborators, support industry workshops, and develop and sustain an active membership-based industrial affiliates program.
  • Serve as point of contact for the department with Office of Research of the College of Engineering with respect to identification of funding opportunities, building trans-campus teams, preparation of proposals and related activities.
  • Advise CS faculty leading large projects with recruiting scientific and administrative staff to support their projects.
  • Perform and coordinate pink, red, gold, and white team reviews of proposals.
  • Assume additional appropriate duties to further the research mission of the
    department.

Required Qualifications – Assistant Director:

  • M.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in technical writing, including proofreading and editing
  • Demonstrated strong proficiency in all forms of communication (oral, written, email)
  • Prior experience with proposal development, with demonstrated success in obtaining research funding from federal agencies or industry or both
  • Solid time management and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications – Assistant Director:

  • PhD in a related, applicable field with 1 year of related work experience
  • Ability to think strategically and to make connections across disciplines within Computer Science and related fields
  • Experience and/or understanding of federal, state and campus research funding programs
  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • Experience in interdisciplinary multi-institutional research projects
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with both internal and external constituents
  • Ability to work either independently or collaboratively as needed
  • Prior experience with pink, red, gold, and white team review

Required Qualifications – Associate Director:

  • M.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in a large research institution
  • Experience in research proposal development and creation
  • Strong technical writing skills, including proofreading and editing
  • Ability to perform core job duties independently, utilizing good judgment and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated strong proficiency in all forms of communication (oral, written, email)
  • Prior experience with proposal development, with demonstrated success in obtaining research funding from federal agencies or industry or both
  • Solid time management and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications – Associate Director:

  • PhD in a related, applicable field with 3 years of related work experience
  • Ability to think strategically and to make connections across disciplines within Computer Science and related fields
  • Experience and/or understanding of federal, state and campus research funding programs
  • Knowledge of University research funding programs and the relevant guidelines and procedures for submitting proposals to large funding opportunities
  • Experience in interdisciplinary multi-institutional research projects
  • Ability to work either independently or collaboratively as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with both internal and external constituents
  • Prior experience with pink, red, gold, and white team review

The Visiting Assistant or Associate Director of Research position is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. This position may become a regular, permanent position at a later date depending on funding and programmatic need. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references as a single pdf file by July 1, 2019. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Denise Corray, decorray@illinois.edu, 217-300-3309.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.  To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.


Graduate Program Specialist and Academic Advisor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The Department of Computer Science (CS) at The Grainger College of Engineering seeks applicants for the position of Graudate Program Specialist and Academic Advisor to support the advising and administrative operations of the department's graudate programs, with primary responsibility for the online graduate programs.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Advising

  • Advise applicants and prospective applicants to the graduate programs in Computer Science in matters pertaining to admissibility and application procedures.
  • Maintain familiarity with departmental and university admissions policies and procedures and ensure graduate program policies are in compliance with those of the University.
  • Communicate with admitted graduate students to facilitate the admission process.
  • Advise students on curriculum, registration, and degree requirements and work with other academic advisors and staff as needed to meet advising needs.
  • Implement processes to ensure timely communication of university announcements and information to graduate students.

Program Administration

  • Assist with all aspects of processing graduate applications.
  • Assume responsibility for implementing graduate recruiting and orientation activities, and implementing additional special events that are organized by the grad office.
  • Communicate with on-campus and external partners in the daily operations of the graduate programs.
  • Develop and maintain data sets pertinent to the Department’s graduate programs.

Perform additional appropriate duties to further the mission of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least two years of experience in providing student academic support in a higher education setting
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience working independently, and as part of a team, while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage diverse activities
  • Must be highly organized and be able to work under multiple deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Higher Education or related field
  • Experience working with multiple teams, including external partners and vendors
  • Experience in event planning
  • Ability to use technical tools to communicate with students and manage a large volume of student records

The Graduate Program Specialist and Academic Advisor position is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references as a single pdf file by July 25, 2019. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Denise Corray, decorray@illinois.edu, 217-300-3309.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.