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Associate Vice President of Sponsored Programs Administration Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), the state’s only public health, law, and human services university, seeks a transformational and inspirational leader with deep experience in sponsored program and research administration to serve as the Associate Vice President of Sponsored Programs Administration (AVP). The AVP will provide strategic oversight and hands-on administrative and operational leadership for pre-award research and scholarly activity across UMB’s seven schools, a research enterprise that totaled $629 million in federal, state, and other non-profit grants and contracts in FY21. The AVP is a key university leader and contributor who supports the advancement of priorities and guides the strategic direction of the Department of Sponsored Program Administration (SPA).

Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise and Economic Development Officer James L. Hughes, the AVP will serve as an institutional expert, resource, and thought leader, collaboratively engaging with stakeholders across UMB to advance university sponsored research, providing leadership in support of the development, facilitation, implementation, evaluation, and administration of a wide variety of research programs and initiatives. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced research administration leader to drive the strategic and operational development of this growing sponsored research enterprise, setting the stage for the continued expansion of sponsored research at UMB.

Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue in a confidential basis until an appointment is made. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications (including resume and letters of interest responding to the requirements outlined in the position profile) should be submitted electronically below. Electronic submission of materials is required.

Dan Rodas is leading this search with Tim Lanigan.


UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.


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