Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Research Administration Officer


The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Research Administration Officer to oversee the Research and Sponsored Programs office.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a preeminent center for discovery, learning, and engagement with open forms of access to citizens from every background. UW-Madison creates a welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community while preparing current and future generations to live satisfying, useful, and ethical lives. In partnership with the state and with colleagues around the world, the University's faculty, staff, and students identify and address many of the state's and the world's most urgent and complex problems.


UW-Madison ranks as one of the most prolific research universities in the world, placing in the top ten among American public universities for research expenditures. UW-Madison receives over $1.5 billion each year in sponsored project awards, submits over 4,000 proposals each year, requesting over $3.5 billion in funding. Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) manages about 10,000 active awards valued at nearly $4.0 billion.


Under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Director will develop strategic and operational planning for a team of 99 employees; advise stakeholders in research and sponsored programs; and provide vision for the pre- and post- award functions of RSP, including: proposal submission, negotiations of sponsored research agreements, non-funded agreements, clinical trials, fee for service agreements, awards acceptance and setup, financial oversight, invoicing, reporting, audit, and closeout.


RSP is responsible for the complete cycle of actions for proposals and awards, including proposal review and submission, grant and contract negotiations, budgetary and award management, accounting and fiscal reporting, financial compliance, and policy development for all sponsored programs at UW- Madison. In addition, RSP is responsible for preparing the University's F&A proposal.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Background Information

4-Year Degree
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  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • President, CEO, Executive Director
  • Grants and Contracts
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Authorized to work in the US
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  • Full Time