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Faculty/Department: Research Office
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 18/A/69
Salary Range: $109,010 - $115,824
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Reporting to the Vice-Provost, Research, the Director, Research positions Sheridan as a leading applied research institution. The incumbent helps develop and implement the strategic and operational plans for scholarship, research and creative activities (“SRCA”), and fosters an applied research culture that delivers compelling value to students, faculty, staff and external partners. The incumbent provides operational leadership for all aspects of applied research services, supports and compliance at Sheridan, including relevant policies and procedures, and provides operational guidance and support for Sheridan’s research centres. The incumbent is responsible for the preparation of grant proposals and engages with faculty, staff and external partners to position Sheridan for success in funding applications. The incumbent develops and maintains partnerships with external constituencies (community and industry) to develop applied research opportunities that deliver strong economic value and/or social benefit, and works with other colleges, universities and members of Polytechnics Canada to foster research and build Sheridan’s reputation for SRCA.
The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree and a minimum of seven years’ of job related experience in the support and administration of research in a post-secondary or research setting. Experience developing and leading operations in a department or service unit is required, in addition to strong people management experience (experience in a unionized setting is desired). Strong policy and process development, project management, and analytical skills will be required. The incumbent will have experience developing partnerships with community, industry, academic institutions and funding agencies. A thorough understanding of granting agency guidelines, legislation, and policies/processes related to research is needed, as well as in-depth understanding of the nature and levels of post-secondary applied education and systems, the Canadian research environment and funding landscape, and the academic needs of students. The ability to assemble, analyze, and present complex data and recommendations in a clear and concise manner, to a variety of audiences is a requirement. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and writing skills, as well as experience with preparing grant applications, financial management, budget development and implementation.
Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.
Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.