Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance


The position reports to the Vice President for Research (VPR) and is part of the OVPR leadership team. This position oversees key compliance and research integrity activities in support of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the campus community. Colorado State is undergoing an unprecedented period of success in research and scholarly activities. The successful candidate will have substantial experience overseeing a broad array of research compliance and related activities and will have a record of integrity. They will have had experience leading the development and implementation of institutional programs and operational strategies for major non-financial regulatory compliance issues governing research to ensure that current University policies and procedures are sufficient to minimize and prevent risk of non-compliance.

The AVP for Research Integrity and Compliance is a key leadership position within the OVPR, providing strategic vision and operational efficiency to successfully lead, develop, facilitate, and support campus research compliance services which meet the needs of faculty, creating new service practices and partnerships, and delivering outstanding services.

The AVP is responsible for all aspects of the Integrity and Compliance portfolio including policy and program development and improvements, supervising teams, and addressing compliance issues in a sensitive and service-oriented manner. The person in this position oversees human research protections; conflict-of-interest and conflict-of-commitment compliance and training; secure and global research (including export control, controlled unclassified information, classified research, and OFAC compliance); research integrity and the responsible conduct of research; biosafety; and animal care and compliance operations. Activities include representing the office in all compliance inspections by federal, state, or other agencies. The position acts as the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) in matters related to research misconduct and research related misconduct.

The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that all research compliance programs are service oriented, customer service focused, and ethically driven as well as compliant with federal, state, and university policy. The successful candidate will identify and implement program improvement activities in close collaboration with unit directors, other OVPR leaders, and key campus stake holders. They will analyze, interpret, and summarize regulations, policies and procedures, reports, and legal correspondence and documents; handle sensitive and confidential information with the utmost discretion; and respond to questions or concerns from internal customers and regulatory agencies and present the university position in understandable and unambiguous terms. The AVPRIC should also possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to think strategically and make recommendations on the appropriate course of action across a broad range of research compliance and integrity matters. The AVPRIC should have the ability to identify and achieve objectives with minimal guidance, and both foster and work in a fast-paced, team-oriented service environment. They should possess strong analytical, organizational, and team-building skills. The AVPRIC should effectively set priorities and meet commitments, often under pressure and with aggressive timelines.

The AVPRIC will partner with the OVPR’s Research IT team in the successful development, implementation, and maintenance of the Kuali Protocols and other software solutions and systems of record for the successful management of the AVP compliance portfolio. This work with Research IT includes research security as outlined in NSPM-33.

This position is expected to be on-site most of the work time. The VPR Office supports flexible work arrangements for employees, including limited teleworking privileges. Read more here:

To apply, please submit an application at: by our full consideration date of Monday, 5.20.2024

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Colorado State University
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(970) 491-5727
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High School
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  • College/University
  • Administrator or Administrative
  • Compliance
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Security Clearance

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  • Full Time