Undergraduate Research Director

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory College
ECAS: Pathways Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Research & Research Administration
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



  • Reporting to the Vice Provost for Career Development and Associate Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS), the Director of Undergraduate Research Programs within the ECAS Pathways Center supports undergraduate students involved in research across the University.
  • The program offers information, advising, programs, and resources to support both students and faculty involved in undergraduate research.
  • Current initiatives of the program include efforts to expand campus-wide undergraduate research opportunities and increase awareness of how these opportunities impact student engagement and success.
  • The Pathways Center provides resources and experiences to Emory College students and alumni to help them reach their full potential.
  • The Center encompasses career services, undergraduate research, national scholarships and fellowships, and pre-health advising.
  • The Pathways Center serves as a national model for higher education in seamlessly preparing students for and connecting them to competitive internships, full-time employment, graduate and professional school, and post-graduate fellowships.
  • The Center also serves as a single hub for recruiting Emory talent, attracting top employers in every industry locally, national, and globally.
  • The position provides support to students and faculty interested in or actively engaged in undergraduate research.
  • The Director will interact with students, faculty, and staff across a variety of divisions and schools.
  • The Director may also interface externally with federal and foundation grant agencies.
  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Collaborates with faculty leaders and senior administrators to direct, develop, and implement programming related to undergraduate research.
    • Develops and conducts workshops and outreach activities related to undergraduate research programs.
    • Coordinates events, celebrations, and symposia related to undergraduate research.
    • Collects and analyzes data related to undergraduate research programming.
    • Investigates and reports on national trends related to undergraduate research.
    • Organizes and co-chairs application review committees.
    • Manages undergraduate research ambassador program.
    • Oversees internal undergraduate grant application and award processes.
    • Oversees marketing and advertisement of programs.
    • Maintains undergraduate research project database.
    • Directs the ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program.
    • Oversees the academic year programs including the Scholarly Inquiry and Research Experience (SIRE) Program and the First Year Research Experience (FYRE) Program.
    • Participates in local and national conferences and workshops related to undergraduate research.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • A master's degree and five years of related experience, preferably within a university setting, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • A PhD is preferred.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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