University Research Administrator (URA)

What We’re Looking For

Baylor University is seeking a University Research Administrator (URA) to serve within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. This position will work closely with the department business officers, research compliance administrators, financial analysts, pre-award administrators, and principle investigators. The position provides Principle Investigators with services designed to streamline, standardize, and facilitate grant acquisition and administration through a network of administrators assigned to specific academic units.

Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Have in-depth knowledge of windows operations systems
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions

A Bachelor’s degree, five years of relevant work experience including two years of progressively responsible research administration experience, and an active Christian faith are required.  A Master’s degree and seven years of relevant work experience are preferred. 


To be a part of the most compelling mission in higher education, submit a CV/resume, cover letter, and online application at


What You Will Do

  • Support all relevant activities in the University Research Administrator (URA) Office including proposal development, Just-in-Time (JIT) preparation, assistance with award acceptance and set up, subrecipient issuance and monitoring, preparation of programmatic reporting in coordination with Principal Investigators (PI), award maintenance, effort reporting, and final reconciliation for closeout
  • Confirm all proposal submissions and award terms and conditions are in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines, including federal OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), sponsor specific, and institutional policies


What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions.   Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.


Explore & Engage

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About Baylor
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Contact Information

Baylor University

Human Resources


Waco, TX

(800) 229-5678

Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time