Associate Vice President for Research Compliance

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Northern Arizona University (NAU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Research Compliance.

The Associate Vice President for Research Compliance (AVPRC) reports to Northern Arizona University’s Vice President of Research and ensures that the research activities of faculty, staff, and students comply with local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and university policies. NAU seeks a leader who can effectively collaborate with, inform, and support faculty, staff, and students while ensuring that they abide by federal, state (Arizona Board of Regents), and university requirements related to research compliance.  The AVPRC will provide direct leadership for the staff supporting research compliance in the Office of the Vice President Research and will set the positive tone of service and collaboration in managing the research compliance affairs of Northern Arizona University.

Located in Flagstaff, AZ, Northern Arizona University is a comprehensive public research university serving over 31,000 students. The university is an officially designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is recognized for its strong commitment to serving Native American students and communities. NAU offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programs through its seven academic colleges and is known for its long-standing strength in the area of education and teacher training, as the only university with a School of Forestry in the state of Arizona, and for its dedication to student access and success. 

Minimum requirements include a Master’s, J.D., or Ph.D., 5-7 years supervisory experience, 8+ years in research administration or research compliance administration, and 4+ years leading across organizations or job families. 

Nominations and Applications

To apply for the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, click on "Current Openings" button, follow the 'Faculty, Library, Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 607076, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Please include with your application:

  • A curriculum vitae or resume;
  • A letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities and preferred qualifications in the profile; and
  • Contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Disability Resources Office: or (928) 523-8773, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. 

Application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be sent to: The search will remain open until an appointment is made. 

Nominations and expressions of interest in the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance position are encouraged. Please direct them to: 

or to:
Kimberly Templeton, J.D., Principal, / (540) 761-9494

Jerry Gilbert, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (662) 769-0121

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.