Traveling Workshop Faculty Member

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

Function of Position: To teach research administration practices and serve as an ambassador of NCURA and the research administration profession.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities & Percentage of Time Devoted: Workshop faculty teach specific topical areas (compliance, pre-award, post-award) of research administration to the research administration community. Each workshop is taught by a team. In-person Traveling Workshops are 2.5 days in length. Virtual Traveling Workshops take place over 4 half days. Faculty may be asked to participate in one to three offerings per year. Faculty should expect to prepare for workshops including conference calls and may be involved in the annual update and review of materials.


The most successful candidates will demonstrate:
- Excellent facilitation and communication skills
- Significant knowledge in the topical areas being presented as well as the ability to serve effectively as a member of a team
- Proven experience presenting for a National Workshop (Annual Meeting, Pre-Award Research Administration Conference, Financial Research Administration Conferences)
- Extensive knowledge of broad university research administration issues and knowledge of specialty areas within the profession
- Regular interaction with faculty, university committees, the federal government and auditors to provide attendees with real life experiences
- Have demonstrated leadership in the field of research administration

Requirement: Status as a current regular member of NCURA.

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. 

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

The opportunity to share your research administration knowledge and serve as an ambassador of the profession as well as the organization.

You receive an honorarium for each session you teach. NCURA coordinates your hotel requirements and you are reimbursed for your travel expenses.

All traveling workshop programming is under the auspices of the Professional Development Committee.


Please check out the Traveling Workshop Faculty Application Page for more information and for which Traveling Workshops are open for new volunteer candidates.