Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Member

The UMD Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position, likely at the Assistant Professor level.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to: Guide an active scholarly research program, obtain funding from competitive external funding agencies, and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A strong fundamental science/engineering background is desired.

All applicants must hold a PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering or a related field.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and four names of references with contact information. Applicants should apply electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/62928.

Finance Manager, UMD College Park

Duties: Support the joint business office operations for the Department(s) of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), Materials Science & Engineering (MSE), and Fire Protection Engineering (FPE). Incumbent shall assist in handling the day-to-day financial reporting/analysis/account reconciliations as well as, general operational tasks supporting (3) Clark School Engineering departments.

Finance Manager is responsible for account reconciliations, journal entries, retrieval of financial data from the University’s Kuali Financial System (KFS) & Kuali Research System (KRS), analysis and manipulation of financial data related to (Grant/Contracts, Foundations, State, Gifts, DRIF, E&G accounts using Excel and BA3/4 (Priority Software) for all (3) departments. Prepare and disseminate monthly financial reports, assist in the development of policies and system tools for the analysis, tracking, compliance reporting – utilizing pivot tables, graphs, charts, etc. Incumbent shall assist with coordinating post award duties and are not limited to: creating/processing budget modifications, no cost extensions, and contract/grant close-outs.

Finance Manager shall oversee compliance for procurements/travel/hiring of personnel/procurement of equipment for sponsored research and contractual initiatives. Validate procurement request from Research Groups against the terms and conditions of the award(s), cost applicability to the award. Coordinate the monthly reconciliation of accounts to ensure compliance per award against their respective terms and conditions. This shall include but not limited to: day to day review of transactions posted to assigned accounts by ensuring all account activity is recorded, verifying amounts, comparing and reconcile balances and interpreting "burn-rates"/trends/deviations from accounting standards. 

Incumbent shall coordinate the foundation efforts for all (3) departments for University Systems of Maryland Foundation (USMF) and University of Maryland College Park Foundation (UMCPF). This shall entail but not limited to: preparation of monthly financial statements, reconciliation of all accounts, analysis of account balances, fund availability on current use & endowments, processing quarterly and/or academic semester term reimbursements for scholarships/fellowships; process scholarship or endowment gifts to UMD’s Gift Processing System and coordinating such efforts with Clark School External Funds representative assigned to each department.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful applicants shall have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution –required and at least 3-5 years of related experience (i.e., contract and grant administration, financial account analysis and/or preparation of research proposal packages) preferably in a University setting. Working knowledge of OMB Circulars and Uniform Guidance, familiarity with electronic proposal submissions programs. Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to speak and write effectively and write clear and concise reports.Ability to interact with diverse constituencies, including faculty, staff, students and administrators in units across campus. Must have demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem solving abilities with strong mathematical skills.

To apply: A cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references should be submitted electronically to:  http://ejobs.umd.edu under position number 124555.  Salary is commensurate with experience. For best consideration, applications should be received by 28 February 2019, but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled.  

Point of Contact: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Michael McNicholas, Director of Administrative Services for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Fire Protection Engineering. Email: mmcnich@umd.edu.

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