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Director, Export Control and Research Security

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Job Duties

Job Duties

Export Control Management: Develops and maintains Clemson University's export control program in compliance with Federal laws and regulations. Serves as Designated Empowered Official under DDTC registration as defined in ITAR regulations. Facility Security: Develops and maintains Clemson University's Facility Security Clearance in compliance with the NISPOM. Develops and maintains Clemson University's Insider Threat Program and serves as that program's Senior Official. Manages restricted party screening and reviews international shipping, deemed exports and international travel related to export controls.

Collaboration: Serves as University liaison with the Department of Commerce, State Department, Treasury Department and Defense Security Services and Federal Bureau of Investigation and similar IC agencies related to secure research, export controls and cleared facilities and personnel. Serves as liaison and coordinator among University administrative units to develop processes and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal regulations impacting international travel, award submission and acceptance, international employees and visitors and patenting and technology transfer. Works with members of senior administration to develop institutional policy.

Consultation: Provides strategic consultation and guidance to faculty, staff and administration related to secure research. Assists faculty with preparation of Technology Control Plans and CCIT information security with System Security Plans. Advises contracting staff on grant and contract matters related to export controls, publication restrictions, and controlled unclassified information/covered defense information.

Training and Resource Development: Develops and conducts virtual and online training programs for faculty, staff and administration to enhance awareness and knowledge of regulations related to secure research and to enhance knowledge and awareness of best practices for compliance. Assist Clemson in further developing its strategies to address foreign influence and research security including task force development.

Supervision: Manage office personnel, communications, budgeting and performance evaluation.

Job Qualifications


Minimum Requirements

  • Education - Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience - 5-7 years in export control and related areas

Preferred Requirements

  • Education - Graduate or Professional Degree in Engineering, Computing or Basic Science
  • Experience - Export controls and related experience in an academic research setting
  • Certifications - Security Clearance


Apply at the following link:

Please submit the following documents through Interfolio by February 24, 2021 for full* consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Names and contact information for five (5) references (Note: References will not be contacted until the final stages of the interview process)

*Review of applications will begin immediately after the full consideration deadline of February 24th. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Please direct any questions regarding this position to:

Stephen Sobczak
Talent Acquisition, Clemson University


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Institution Description

Clemson University

Job ID:105474

Location:Clemson University

Full/Part Time:Full-Time



Clemson University invites applications for the position of Director of Export Control and Research Security. The individual selected for this role will be responsible for managing the development and administration of the University's Export Control Program and Facility Clearance and providing guidance and strategic consultation to faculty, staff and administration on export control and facility security issues. They will also supervise staff and serve as the single point of contact for Clemson University with external authorities.


Application Due Date: 2021-04-11
Job Start Date: 2021-04-12
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Clemson
State/Province/Region: SC
Institution: Clemson University
Reports To: VP of Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: VP of Research

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