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Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs
Kean University

Date Posted Jul. 20, 2023
Title Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Department Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.

  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields - you will need to verify that the data is accurate.

  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.


Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs

Kean University is on the path to being designated as an R2 Research University. We recently hired a new Vice President for Research who is restructuring the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). During this exciting time of transition, an important addition to the team will be an inaugural Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs.

Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs (Director 2) ensures compliance with federal, state and University regulatory requirements related to research activities and supervises the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects (IRB). The Director provides leadership and oversight in maintaining a compliance infrastructure for research integrity; develops and implements effective educational programs that enhance the responsible conduct of research; and does related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule and may include some evening or weekend hours. Some travel may also be required.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of four years of professional experience working in a research compliance environment in higher education or a related field is required. A Juris Doctor; at least five years of experience; and Certified IRB Professional (CIP) is preferred. Candidate must have knowledge of federal rules and regulations regarding human subject protections and biosafety in a higher education setting or a related field; experience conducting training or educational workshops in an academic setting or a related field; and computing proficiency, including the ability to create and manage databases. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.


Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.  


Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.


EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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