Director - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce invites applications for the Director of the Alabama Center for Insurance Information & Research (ACIIR).

This is a senior research position. The Director will lead ACIIR in providing highly credible information and research for the benefit of various stakeholders. Areas of focus include education and outreach; research on issues related to insurance and risk management; facilitating collaboration among agencies/stakeholders; and leadership and engagement by and between The University of Alabama and other academic institutions.

The Director should be a seasoned, highly-respected professional in their field, widely acclaimed for quality research and practical experience, especially in public policy research. The individual should be capable of leadership at the highest levels.

Required Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in insurance, risk management, or related discipline with a record of research, publication, and creative activity and extensive public policy research experience in a company, association, think tank, or university. The successful candidate should also possess the communication and diplomatic skills required to bring the ACIIR to national and international prominence. Demonstrated success in writing grant and contract applications for outside funding of projects is preferred.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Develop and maintain research and information repository
- Conduct and/or supervise Center research
- Seek external funding for research projects
- Oversee development of research findings so that they may be published into scholarly and professional journals
- Manage day-to-day operations of ACIIR, including research and administrative staff.
- Develop and manage relationship with ACIIR Advisory Board
- Develop and oversee education and outreach efforts of the Center
- Build and maintain on- and off-campus relationships with relevant stakeholders
- Involve UA and non-UA students, faculty, staff, research and academic units in Center activities as appropriate

This is a non-tenure earning position renewable for three-year periods at the discretion of the University with no expectation of continued employment beyond any three-year contract period. Salary is competitive.

Only online applications are accepted. Candidates must apply online at Applications must include a resume or curriculum vitae and the name and contact information for at least three references. Items not included at time of application will disqualify application. Review of applicants will begin immediately. The posting is expected to remain open through at least August 31, 2014. The candidate selected for the position will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation.

Questions may be directed to the Associate Dean for Research and Outreach, Dr. Sam Addy at or (205)348-8960.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Insurance
  • education
  • Research
  • outreach
  • Finance
  • insurance information
  • risk management
  • academic institution
  • Insurance Research
  • leadership
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 8/31/2014