JOE - February 2014

University of West Florida
President's Division
Hass Center for Business Research and Economic Development
Chief Research Officer
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chief Research Officer
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Pensacola, FL, USA
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics
Deadline Date: 02/21/2014
Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000

JOE ID Number: 201402_400147

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The UWF Haas Center seeks a Chief Research Officer to lead its research efforts in the area of business and economic development. The Center is organizationally located in UWF's Division of the President and is part of the state designated Florida Small Business Development Center with 60 satellite offices and 250 employees throughout the State of Florida. The Haas Center contracts annually with regional and state entities for workforce analysis and business development.

The incumbent is responsible for delivery of grant and contract-funded research in the areas of economic, business, community and workforce development; including identification of new contract opportunities, development of relationships leading to contract opportunities; development and definition of scope, cost and objectives for applied projects, and the delivery, presentation, and overall quality control of research projects. The incumbent must have strong project and marketing capabilities, research methods and statistical analysis knowledge, along with written report and presentation abilities. The Director will oversee the Haas Team, be responsible for budget, contract negotiation and all deliverables, as well as serve as part of the leadership team for the Florida Small Business Development Center Network.

Minimum requirements are a Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience, or a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of experience. Preferred requirements are a PhD in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience.

Salary range is $80,000-90,000

The University of West Florida is a vibrant regional university offering more than 75 Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctorate programs; with 12,000 students, nearly $280 million budget, $23 million annually in research, and 1,700 employees located in Pensacola, Florida.

The University of West Florida (UWF) is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action employer. A criminal background check is required for the successful candidate. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources Department at 850-474-2694 (Voice) or 850-857-6114 (TTY).
Application Instructions:

Candidates should apply at and be prepared to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references. The position is open until filled with a preferred response date of February 21, 2014.

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For more information, phone: 850-474-2200

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Office of the President, University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Building 10, Room 225
Pensacola , FL United States 32514

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