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Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance
Colorado State University

Date Posted May 6, 2024
Title Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance
University Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, United States
Department Office of the Vice President for Research
Application Deadline May 24, 2024
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2024
  • Senior Executive Officer
  • Research
    Senior Administration
    University Administration

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:

  • Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

    The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

    The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

    The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

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Contact Information

  • Matthew Hickey
    Office of the Vice President for Research
    Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, CO 80523


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