Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs

Cal State East Bay (CSUEB) invites nominations and applications for individuals interested in an exciting leadership opportunity as Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs. Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Vice President oversees the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; provides campus leadership focused on creating and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus research, scholarly, and creative activity (RSCA) culture; actively supports faculty engaged in externally funded research and programs; informs campus decisions on equitable allocation of internal and external RSCA funding amongst faculty, students, and the broader university community; ensures accountability, compliance, and stewardship for the effective administration of grants and contracts; and, ensures that issues of institutional capacity, compliance, accountability, and infrastructure requirements are appropriately addressed.

Cal State East Bay, one of the 23 California State Universities, consists of a 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, overlooking the San Francisco Bay, a campus in Concord, a robust online education program, and a center in downtown Oakland. The university serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of over 12,000 students drawn largely from regional community colleges and high schools. Cal State East Bay’s four colleges offer more than 100 fields of study, with the academic support, faculty advising and career development services to open to a world of possibilities.

Cal State East Bay resides in the city of Hayward, which is part of the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont metropolitan area. Hayward is ethnically and linguistically diverse with easy access to all the arts, cultural and entertainment that the Bay Area has to offer.  

The successful candidate should possess a terminal degree in the applicant’s respective discipline from an accredited institution; previous experience with research administration at a university or research institution; previous and significant research experience as a principal investigator; knowledge and experience in research compliance requirements and management; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and effective leadership and management skills and abilities. Faculty applicants, currently holding a tenured position at their institution, will receive consideration for retreat rights and tenure. Click here for the full position description

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Cal State East Bay in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Applications, confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Applications also should be submitted to search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected; furthermore, a background check will be performed on the selected candidate. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Betty Turner Asher, Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates; Vice President & Managing Partner, Kelly

Shelley Sullivan Feather, Senior Executive Search Consultant and Library Practice Leader



Cal State East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Contact Information

Cal State East Bay



Hayward, California


Background Information


  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Administrator or Administrative


Target Job Information

  • Full Time