Assistant Director, Research Administration


Assistant Director, Research Administration

The Center for Social Science Scholarship (CS3) supports and strengthens social science research, teaching, and community and professional engagement and enhances the future of innovative, collaborative, cross- and interdisciplinary, and cutting-edge social science scholarship at UMBC. CS3 is a component of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS).

UMBC was recently named an R1 institution by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This prestigious privilege comes with an enhanced level of responsibility and commitment to the research community. We are seeking motivated, ambitious, innovative individuals to join our dynamic Research Administration Division (RAD) as we embark on the next phase of our research journey, in which we will strive to achieve even greater heights
in the research community.

CS3’s Research Administration Division consists of a team of 8 employees. The team assists faculty in obtaining funding for research and provides pre- and post-award administration. Research administrators are essential to research success within CAHSS and UMBC as a whole. There are many components to overseeing a sponsored project including proposal development and submission, project monitoring, project administration (budget and finance), coordination and support. The research administration division is responsible for managing  our current award portfolio of 51 sponsored awards valued at approximately $15,000,000.


Work in conjunction with the director and associate directors on policy development and implementation and strategic planning. 

Advise and assist the Associate Director and Director, and collaborate with Associate Director to develop pre and post award training with the goal of enhancing the researching community’s understanding of pre and post award administration.


Serve as alternate representative at Campus meetings and disseminate relative information to CS3 staff.

Provide pre and post award support to faculty and students; including, but not limited to:

  • Proposal Development such as reviewing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), drafting budgets, coordinating with subaward institutions, and reviewing proposals for compliance
  • Proposal Routing and Submission with various sponsors
  • Post Award Project Monitoring
  • Post Award Project Administration such as monitoring the budget, reviewing financial transactions for compliance, and closing out awards

Act as a point of contact for administrative offices, academic department chairs, staff and faculty.


Supervise and mentor other CS3 staff members.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and four years of both pre and post-award research administration

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Six years of research administration experience with a higher ed institute preferably in the Art, Humanities and Social Sciences.

A background check will be required.

Salary starts at $75,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Position is full-time and includes a generous benefits package.

Position is open until filled.

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4-Year Degree
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  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
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  • Full Time