Traveling Workshop Faculty Member- SPA II



Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration Workshop faculty are responsible for teaching NCURA's cornerstone workshop.

DURATION: 3 year appointment (based on continuing positive evaluations).

Function of Position - Teach intermediate-level research administration workshop. Serve as an ambassador of NCURA and the research administration profession.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities & Percentage of Time Devoted - Teach workshop that explores four core aspects of research administration: institutional compliance responsibilities; proposal creation and submission; contract and subaward review; and post award financial administration. 

Each of these topics will be explored through a combination of case study analysis and discussion. The workshop is team taught by three faculty. Each workshop is 2.5 days in length. Teaching load is approximately 3 sessions per year. All faculty also are involved in the annual update and review of materials.


  1. Knowledge and/or Skills – Significant knowledge in the topical areas being presented as well as the ability to serve effectively as a member of a three-person team. Extensive effective presentation experience is necessary. Excellent facilitation and communication skills are required.
  2. Education and/or Experience - Extensive experience with university research administration issues and both broad knowledge of all areas and particular specialty areas within the profession is required. Extensive interaction with faculty, university committees, the federal government and auditors to provide attendees with real life experiences is required (read more).
  3. Be a current Regular member of NCURA.
  4. Have demonstrated leadership in the field of research administration.
  5. Have minimum 10 years experience in research administration.


Training and Support - The faculty team coordinator, session team leader, as well as the PDC chair and the NCURA staff provide necessary orientation and support. Attendance at an adult learning principles workshop and an observation of a full workshop are required.

Additional Information (Benefits, Cost Reimbursement, Travel Requirements, etc.)

  1. The opportunity to share your research administration knowledge and serve as an ambassador of the profession as well as the organization.
  2. You receive an honorarium for each session you teach. NCURA coordinates your hotel requirements and you are reimbursed for your travel expenses.
  3. All traveling workshop programming is under the auspices of the Professional Development Committee.




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Research Administrators

1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202.466.3894
Fax: 202.223.5573
Email: info@ncura.edu

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