Job Description

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences seeks a Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs on the Kirksville, MO campus.  The vice president of research and sponsored programs assists and advises the President’s Cabinet and other administrators on matters pertaining to research and grants; provides oversight to the management of the University’s research and sponsored programs; ensures strategic alignment of research and sponsored programs with the University’s mission, college/school purposes, and strategic plan; develops budget with input from each department; and promotes integrity and responsibility among and ensures all University personnel adhere to regulations and policies pertaining to research and sponsored programs.


  • Comfortable working with a wide array of personalities, both internally and externally.
  • Integrity, confidence, energy, sound judgment, tact, and force of personality necessary to establish credibility to motivate people and command respect both within and outside the University.
  • Sense of humor
  • Versatile, organized, and willing to work under pressure of deadlines on varied and diverse projects.


5-10 years experience in leading, mentoring, motivating, and managing sponsored programs and research teams.
Skills requirements: leadership skills and abilities; ability to work with cross-functional teams and foster teamwork; ability and willingness to delegate effectively and hold direct reports accountable; emotional maturity—ability to make good, consistent, and fair decisions (based on facts and data) with transparency; and exceptional listening skills.

Qualified applicants should submit a completed ATSU employment application, cover letter and resume to 

Application Instructions

A.T. Still University (ATSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault (e.g., non-consensual sexual contact/intercourse), stalking, harassment, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by ATSU. Any person with questions concerning ATSU’s nondiscrimination policies is directed to contact:
Missouri campus – Donna Brown, assistant vice president of human resources (660.626.2790;, 800 West Jefferson Street, Kirksville, MO 63501
Arizona campus – Tonya Fitch, director of human resources (480.219.6007;, 5850 East Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206

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