Traveling Faculty Application Information

Traveling Workshop Faculty Application Information

Traveling Workshop Faculty Application Process

Deadline to apply: April 30th, 2018 

*you will need to use your NCURA log-in in order to view the application *

Review of NCURA's Administrative and Conflict of Interest Policies
Review of NCURA's Traveling Faculty Handbook
Request and upload 3 recommendations from colleagues.  *Past NCURA Traveling Faculty do not need to submit recommendation forms*
Updated Resume (saved as a pdf. & maximum of 2 pages)

Below you will find both background and position information for each of the Traveling Workshops.  Please read the materials carefully when completing your application.




It takes a well-rounded, experienced research administrator to be a traveling faculty. The faculty teams demonstrate expertise across broad areas of Research Management.

As a presenter, NCURA faculty must have not only a depth of experience in research administration, but also demonstrate charisma and a sense of humor. In addition, they must be knowledgeable about a variety of topics, and this knowledge must be conveyed to an audience with varying levels of expertise.

Beyond being a senior research administrator, an important requirement is to be a good communicator, teacher and presenter. Presenters should be able to couple their experience/ expertise with the topics presented.

The presenter must understand the broader picture of how research management policies, regulations and practices have evolved. He/she must have interacted with faculty, university committees, the federal government agencies and auditors in order to provide the audience with real life experiences. He/she must also have had experiences working in a decision-making capacity in order to present to the audience the complexities of the job. 


General Position Information

Duration:  3 year appointment (based on continuing positive evaluations).  The position is renewable by competitive application for one additional, consecutive 3 year term.  

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities & 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. Workshops are 2.5 days in length. Faculty may be asked to participate in one to three offerings per year. Faculty should expect to prepare for workshops including brief 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: NCURA staff, as well as the PDC chair provide necessary orientation and support. Attendance at a full day adult learning principles workshop in Washington, DC prior to the Annual Meeting and an observation of a full workshop are required.

Additional Benefits (Benefits, Cost Reimbursement and Travel Requirements)

  • Faculty members enjoy the opportunity to share their research administration knowledge and serve as an ambassador of the profession as well as gaining recognition for their organization. Faculty members receive an honorarium for each session taught. NCURA coordinates hotel arrangements and faculty members are reimbursed for their travel expenses. All traveling workshop programming is under the guidance of the Professional Development Committee and the NCURA organization.


Specific Workshops - Content:


Visit the NEW Traveling Workshop microsite for more content information 

Traveling Faculty Handbook: This manual covers all expectations of the Traveling Workshop Faculty not listed on this page. It is required of applicants to read through the requirements and ongoing expectations when considering your application. Within this handbook is also NCURA's Code of Conduct. This must be read before applying.


Contact with Questions:

Stephanie McJury, Senior Meetings Manager, 202-466-3894, mcjury@ncura.edu