Executive Director of Research and Graduate Studies

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu.

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS), a unit in the Division of Academic Affairs, provides research development and support services to the university community. ORGS assists in identifying external funding opportunities, and provides assistance at every stage of proposal development reporting, and research compliance, including issues related to the use of human participants and animal subjects in research, conflicts of interest , and research misconduct.


ORGS also highlights and supports campus research activity by administering the graduate and undergraduate internal grant programs for research and travel, as well as annual research symposiums for faculty and graduate students. Through these activities, ORGS increases opportunities for faculty and students to engage in research, scholarship and creative activities, supporting the academic mission of the university.



  1. Supervise the Office of Research and Graduate Studies
  2. Lead initiatives to significantly expand the University's scholarly productivity and increase research funding
  3. Serve as the Chief Research Officer for the University
  4. Ensure compliance with the federal, state, and university policies governing and university-sponsored research (including protection of human participants, animal welfare, intellectual property, misconduct in research, and recombinant DNA)
  5. Oversee the University research committees including, but not limited to, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  6. Provide support for faculty and students to engage in research, scholarly investigations, and creative activities as well as recognition of outstanding student and faculty scholarship and creativity through awards programs, research forums and conferences, and publications
  7. Oversee all proposals for external funding
  8. Participate in the negotiations of cost-share, matching funds, in-kind, and facilities requirements of funding proposals, as needed
  9. Lead strategic planning efforts with regards to research, scholarship and student research assistantships
  10. Plan campus-wide faculty and student research and scholarly activity events
  11. Manage research/funding student opportunities for undergraduate students including the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Undergraduate Student Travel Fund
  12. Manage research/funding opportunities for graduate students, including graduate student assistantship allocation process; the Distinguished Research Fellowship Program; the Graduate Student Travel Fund
  13. Provide guidance and support regarding dissertation and scholarly activity archives
  14. Collaborate with the Academic Schools and Office of Enrollment Management to maintain and increase graduate student persistence
  15. Serve as a liaison with University leadership to ensure a coordinated approach to research, scholarly activities for faculty and students
  16. Create a Graduate Education Advisory group to coordinate and allocate student funding, research, and scholarships and advise on topics related to graduate education
  17. Other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  18. Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated significant and successful academic administrative experience and proven leadership ability
  • Experience in program planning, direction and coordination for policy/procedure development and implementation
  • Evidence of successful grant writing and history of having received grants from both government and foundation entities
  • Master's degree required; doctoral degree strongly preferred
  • Must have substantial evidence of research and scholarly activity


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree strongly preferred

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone


Contact Information

Stockton University



101 Vera King Farris Dr.

Galloway, NJ 08205


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  • College/University
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U.S. Citizen


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Salary com

  • Full Time