Assistant Director LeBow College of Business Research Office

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Reporting to the Vice Dean of the LeBow College of Business, the Assistant Director's primary responsibility is to provide support for research with a goal of expanding research productivity for the college as well as developing research in new areas. 

The Assistant Director works as an integral part of the Drexel Business Solutions Institute collaborating with all LeBow Institutes and Centers to expand critical research areas and promote existing research to the academic and business communities. The Assistant Director works to incubate new research initiatives, solicits research proposals and submissions and manages corporate funded research funding.


Bachelor's Degree required 

Master's Degree preferred 

2 - 4 years of relevant experience 

Excellent project management skills 

Excellent Communication skills 

Ability to work independently 

Strong entrepreneurial ability

Essential Functions:

Primary responsibilities include: 

1. Research & Project Development

2. Research & Project Management

3. Research communication 

1. Research & Project Development:

Act as a research liaison between faculty and centers/institutes at LeBow:

--Solicit inputs from centers about academic and industry interests in research topics, 

--Solicit external funding opportunities for research initiatives, 

--Become an expert in faculty research interests and expertise, 

--Support Academic Directors across all centers & institutes at LeBow in proposal development to corporate clients.

Oversee administration of research incentives, internal grants and course releases. 

2. Research & Project Management:

Manage faculty research teams for successful execution and timely delivery of outputs to clients from sponsored research projects 

-Coordinate resources and information needs of research teams working on corporate funded projects.

Prepare and manage annual research investment plans that includes software, databases, payments to research participants, and purchase of research equipment/assets. 

3. Research Communication:

Liaise Academic Departments, Research centers, and Web Services with the Communications Department to highlight faculty, student and center's research achievements. 

Manage the LeBow Research Newsletters LeBow Solutions Magazine and research posted on LeBow's website. 

Organize and manage LeBow's Research Seminar Series and Academic Conferences by LeBow faculty and institutes/centers 

Prepare collateral materials for research proposals and fundraising for research. 

Coordinate updates on research dashboard with LeBow's Web Services team.

Supplemental Posting Information:

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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