A detailed cover letter and resume or CV are required for consideration for this position. The cover letter should outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please include names and contact information for 3 references. We will only contact references for the final pool of candidates. The hiring committee members are Anna Kirkland (IRWG Director and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Women’s and Gender Studies), Annette Joseph-Gabriel (Assistant Professor of French and Romance Languages and Literatures), Jill Jividen (Director of Research Development, Office of the Vice President for Research), and Beth LaPensee (Program Director for the Research Initiatives team at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research).
The specific duties include assisting the Director in fostering collaborations across disciplines; assisting faculty in generating effective extramural proposals; providing detailed grant proposal development assistance to faculty through all stages of proposal conceptual development and refinement including technical writing assistance; assisting the Director in writing proposals from within IRWG; identifying external and internal funding opportunities and matching them to faculty interests; providing external funding source searches for faculty and serving as a conduit to program officers for introductions and feedback; designing, conducting and participating in grant development workshops and other programs with faculty; managing internal seed funding competitions and awards; following up with faculty about seed grant outcomes and further development; joining and being active in research development national organizations and networks; keeping detailed records of work to show impact; assisting the Director in developing and refining metrics to show impact for use in annual reports, presentations, and other documents; and creating templates, tools, and resources to support grant/research development.
Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in the social sciences, humanities or health sciences with a significant scholarly focus on women, gender, or sexuality from an intersectional perspective. Strong initiative and demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaborative settings is essential. Candidates must be able to meet tight deadlines, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and be able to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously. Candidates should also have experience in grant development and scholarly writing and editing. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Prior extramural grant awards or proposals submitted, book publication, familiarity with the National Institutes of Health grant mechanisms, the National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We are able to provide training in grant and research development for a highly qualified candidate looking to move into a new career path. Candidates without research development experience should describe in detail how they will transfer their current skills to catalyze feminist research.
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