[ES_JOBS_NET] Associate Dean for Research, North Carolina State University

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Fri Jul 20 09:00:28 MDT 2018


Associate Dean for Research
North Carolina State University

The College of Sciences (College) at North Carolina State University (University) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Research to promote and advance a vibrant research culture. The College of Sciences includes over 300 faculty, 80 postdoctoral fellows, 200 staff, and approximately 4,000 students (including 850 graduate students). The college expends approximately $50M in research funding as part of a total college budget of approximately $115M per year and manages over 350 currently active research projects. The college ranks 5th nationally in total R&D expenditures in the mathematical and statistical sciences and is third nationally among land-grant universities in the NRC ranking of research doctoral programs in genetics. The Associate Dean for Research oversees the pre- and post-award research administration functions, centralized facilities including the biological resources facility and machine shop, as well as the graduate programs housed within the college.

Essential Job Duties
The Associate Dean for Research provides leadership and support for the College in advancing its research mission and graduate programs as well as the integration of that mission with the larger strategic goals of the College and University. The Associate Dean for Research works collaboratively with the Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Department Heads, faculty, staff and students to elevate the College's research and graduate programs and to promote the integration of the College research areas with University focus areas, by partnering with University-level offices that develop and facilitate world class research.
The successful candidate is expected to provide visionary leadership for research programs, empowering faculty to develop cutting-edge research as well as facilitating national and international partnerships with both the public and private sectors. This individual will work with faculty to develop, facilitate and obtain new revenue streams through grants and other resources that will enhance the College research programs and support strong graduate programs. Specific areas of emphasis include expanding interdisciplinary and translational research and associated graduate programs, facilitating a robust research infrastructure, developing expertise necessary to support successful competition for federal research funding, and establishing a sound research administrative function.
Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to the University's commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. Candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging in diversity initiatives such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, and incorporating diverse perspectives in research are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Associate Dean for Research is responsible for graduate student affairs, including oversight of graduate administration, enrollment, semester withdrawal, schedule revision, grade change requests and overall student success. As such, the Associate Dean will work collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to support and advance the College's academic mission.
As an Associate Dean, this individual will serve as a member of the College's Leadership Team, setting policy and strategic direction for the College, and will represent and advocate for the College in various venues including university-wide committees and working groups focused on research. This individual will work closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Director of Information Technology on management of research space, facilities and computing. The Associate Dean will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Finance and Business Management on post-award administration activities, cost-sharing commitments and F&A allocation. The Associate Dean for Research oversees the College Research Office, as well as centralized research-focused facilities.
The Associate Dean will be responsible for the College research Centers and Institutes, including periodic reviews of their effectiveness. The Associate Dean will manage, in concert with the relevant University Offices, intellectual property, technology transfer and research agreements. Additionally, this individual will develop and manage research-related policies, serve as the campus liaison for interdisciplinary research and organize initiatives to establish new research clusters, research centers and interdisciplinary research. The Associate Dean for Research must maintain expertise regarding the federal strategic policy and funding environment and match the College faculty's research talents to take advantage of future funding programs. The Associate Dean for Research is responsible for overseeing the College's Research Office and its staff.

Other Work/Responsibilities
The Associate Dean Research will serve on college and university committees and perform duties as assigned by the Dean.

  *   Facilitate all aspects of research activity in the college
  *   Assist faculty in acquiring research support
  *   Oversee compliance with university, state, and federal sponsor guidelines and policies
  *   Oversee management of the college pre-award and post-award offices
  *   Work with the Associate Deans for Research from other colleges to coordinate and expedite multi-disciplinary, multi-college proposals
  *   Determine the college F and A return allocation
  *   Negotiate cost sharing and cash matching agreements
  *   Support new and existing efforts to increase the diversity of faculty, staff and students in the college, working in coordination with the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, Student Diversity, and Engagement, the Assistant Dean for Culture, Talent and Human Resources, and other college personnel
  *   Participate in the planning and hosting of the college New Faculty Orientation Workshop with ongoing support to faculty for successful career development
  *   Oversee graduate programs including enrollment and assessment
  *   Serve as a resource for faculty across the College on the development and approval of new courses and curricula including all necessary university paperwork

Minimum Education/Experience
Ph.D. and previously attained tenure or a scholarly record to support tenure at NC State University. Outstanding record of accomplishment in research and graduate instruction. Strong administrative experience. Understanding of the land-grant university system with the ability to build partnerships inside and outside of the University.

Departmental Required Skills

  *   Experience incorporating diverse perspectives by establishing an inclusive environment.
  *   Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  *   Demonstrated ability to successfully set priorities, analyze data, and to think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective.
  *   Demonstrated record of strong and consistent teamwork, ethical behavior, and collaboration with faculty, administrators, staff and students.
  *   Ability to create, motivate and manage teams of creative individuals in support of goals.
  *   Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  *   Ability to manage people with integrity and to build trust.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership at the local, regional and national levels in assisting with the development of quality research programs in Mathematics, Statistics, Biological Sciences, Physics and Chemistry and Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences.
Evidence of a successful program of scholarship and history of grant support.
Academic administration and leadership experience, including the ability to implement policies and decisions.
Evidence of mentoring junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students.
Experience building interdisciplinary partnerships and research teams.

Required License or Certification

Special Instructions
A complete application package will include a cover letter, CV, contact information for three professional references, and a Statement of Vision for leading the research enterprise for the College of Sciences.

Job Open Date

Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?

Proposed Hire Date

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
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