Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Terminal degree with significant academic and research credentials in one or more of the Institute's core areas or in a closely related discipline.
Strong track record of applying for and securing external funding for research related to the environment, energy, and/or economics.
Evidence of interdisciplinary research and an academic record that merits tenure in an appropriate academic department.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, presentation, and writing skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Sustainability is a core aspect of Appalachian State's mission and vision statement (https://www.appstate.edu/about/) with a large number of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the fields of environment, energy, and economic studies.
RIEEE exists to create transformative opportunities, strengthen collaborative partnerships, and maximize the societal impact of research at Appalachian State University in and at the intersections of the environment, energy, and economic domains. The Institute houses the Appalachian Energy Center, the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis, and the Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Center (https://rieee.appstate.edu/). The Director reports to the Vice Provost for Research.
The Director will lead the RIEEE in support of the mission and vision of the Institute and of the University. We seek a dynamic and collaborative leader who will strive to:
Secure resources to sustain and expand the Institute's contribution to the University's research enterprise, moving toward a self-sustaining externally supported research Institute.
Actively engage with the research community, lead proposal creation, and maintain a strong research agenda.
Increase Institute visibility by serving as an effective representative regionally and nationally, establishing and maintaining partnerships to advance RIEEE's mission and creating opportunities for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge.
Facilitate the formation of productive multidisciplinary research teams dedicated to the investigation of complex problems that affect our society, economy, and environment.
Actively identify potential funding opportunities for critical research topics and coordinate collaboration among internal researchers and external contacts.
Supervise grant management and other duties associated with research institute administration.
Energize, improve, and strengthen collaboration among the three affiliated centers (the Appalachian Energy Center, the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis, and the Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Center) and external partners.
Demonstrate a commitment to the Inclusive Excellence mission and goals of the university.
Administrative experience, preferably involving multi-program and contract- and grant-supported activities.
Demonstrated success developing and contributing to collaborative approaches to research, knowledge transfer, education, and community engagement.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Department: Res Inst Energy, Environ & Economic - 230000
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.