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Associate Director, Research Initiatives
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Associate Director, Research Initiatives
## Posting Summary:
The **Institute for Business in Society at the Darden School of Business** seeks a motivated research professional to join its team.
The **Associate Director, Research initiatives,** collaborates with faculty to create and execute multidisciplinary research plans in Business and Society. The Associate Director generates thought leadership and other content on Business in Society issues, and assists in the development of data resources, literature reviews, and empirical studies that will aid faculty in producing publishable academic work.
The Research Professional will be the Institute for Business in Society's key champion of its research strategy and operation. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the successful candidate will develop research projects with specific faculty, and build strategies for publication, translation, and dissemination of key findings to stakeholders including business practitioners and policy makers.
The Research Professional will develop new research projects and products from existing primary research content, leveraging a leveraging research from a variety of disciplines to motivate thought leadership across other disciplines, and to establish Darden and UVA as the world's premier institutions for business in society scholarship and ideas.
**Position responsibilities include:**
Meet regularly with Darden and other UVA faculty to determine research support needs;
Produce recommendations for research support;
Collaborate with faculty, staff, and undergraduate/graduate students to execute against research support decisions.
Under faculty direction, lead and create research products, including original data sets, statistical and econometric analysis, etc.
Collaborate with faculty on publishable academic work;
Translate scholarly work for different audiences?produce a steady stream of thought leadership pieces rooted in scholarly publications, but pitched at practitioners, policy makers, and general audiences;
Coordinate across centers and institutes to highlight faculty, alumni, and student work in the research context;
Write and contribute to case studies for the Darden classroom and case collection.
Maintain contacts with non-UVA scholars across disciplines working in business and society; leverage these contacts to assist faculty in building an ecosystem of business in society scholars;
Contribute ideas and written content to the fundraising case for Darden's business in society activities, with research products that make a clear case to alumni and donor prospects for additional support for faculty, research, and the development of ideas at Darden.
## EO/AA Statement:
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
## If degree or equivalent experience required, please specify:(Entries to the right will appear in the posting for this position.)Degree Requirements Analysis
Master's degree in business, finance, sociology, economics, or related social science
Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years of directly related experience will be considered in lieu of Master's degree
## If degree or equivalent experience preferred, please specify:(Entries to the right will appear in the posting for this position.)
Master's Degree or MBA, in business, finance, sociology, economics, or related social science
PhD or PhD coursework in business or related social scientific field
## If any experience is required, please specify kind of experience:
Experience in academic or business research context; experience completing econometric or statistical analysis in an academic or business context; experience translating social scientific and other academic research findings into business insights for non-academic stakeholders, policy makers, and/or customers.
## If any experience is preferred, please specify kind of experience:
Academic research experience; public policy research experience; co-authored or independently produced publications in scholarly or high-level business publications setting.
## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of academic scholarly literature in a social science discipline or disciplines. Excellent writing and communication skills for various audiences.
Excellent written and oral communications.
Ability to work with faculty productively.
Ability to work productively with a diverse team with varying levels of experience with academic research and to lead cross-functionally as appropriate.
## Required Computer Applications:
Ability to interact with Microsoft Office Suite and learn website content management
Statistical software and/or programming skills useful in quantitative analysis of data
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
*Department:* Darden Graduate School of Business
*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled
*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Posting Date:* 05-16-2018
*Location:* Charlottesville
*Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule?:* Yes
*Employment Posting Category:* University Staff
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*Anticipated Hiring Range:* $65,000 - $75,000
*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.:* *Degree Preferred
*Number of Months/Year:* 12
*Drug Testing Required?(Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included):* No
*Position Type:* University Managerial and Professional Staff
*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No
*Area of Interest:* Laboratory and Research
*Employment Conditions:* Criminal HistorySexual Offender RegistryDegree Validation
*Shift:* Day
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Staff Application
*Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.:* Some - up to 4 years
*Posting Number:* 0623294
*Organization (Position Organization):* 31400 DA-Darden School
*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.:* Considerable - 4 to 7 years
*Number of Work Hours Per Week:(format: xx.xxxx):* 40
*Working Title:* Associate Director, Research Initiatives
*Is this position eligible for Telecommuting?:* Yes
*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.:* *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required

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