The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks an exceptional scholar for the position of Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education (http://clas.uncc.edu/). As a member of the Dean's Executive Staff, the Associate Dean will provide leadership for the college in advancing its research and graduate missions and for the integration of those missions within the larger goals of CLAS and the university. This is a three-year renewable administrative position that carries a twelve-month appointment.
Required Qualifications for the position include:
Terminal degree in a discipline within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Record of accomplishments commensurate with appointment to a tenured faculty position, research faculty position, or senior research scientist
Successful record of sustained federally funded research as a principal investigator
Record of excellence in graduate education, including both mentoring and classroom instruction
Significant administrative experience related to research and/or graduate education
Demonstrated commitment to the mission of a college of liberal arts and sciences, that includes departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and military sciences
Awareness of new and emerging research and funding trends
Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion as a value in the college
We are looking for an Associate Dean to realize our strategic vision of prominence in research and graduate education. The Associate Dean will advance this vision and its integration with the college's role in undergraduate education and engagement; facilitate opportunities for scholars across disciplines to develop research communities; lead in the creation, support and ongoing evaluation of research centers, clusters, institutes and programs; supervise the Director of the CLAS Office of Research; identify, promote and facilitate opportunities for inter-unit and interdisciplinary research collaborations within the college, with other colleges, and with other institutions of higher learning; act as liaison with the Office of Research & Economic Development; and provide leadership for the role of community engagement, applied research, technology transfer, and other forms of public interface of our research capacity.
This position also has responsibility for implementing relevant policy and practices on research personnel; safety and compliance; the approval of new research proposals from CLAS; and oversight of college research and graduate education budgets and programs, as well as research facilities within the college.
The Associate Dean will advance graduate education synergistically by providing oversight of the development of effective policies and evaluation mechanisms that strengthen graduate programs and foster a sense of shared goals and community among the graduate degree programs and certificates in the College; promote and facilitate external support for graduate education, including the development of proposals for graduate fellowships and traineeships; promote the college's efforts to attract and retain excellent graduate students from diverse backgrounds; foster innovative approaches to graduate education, including promoting and implementing new models for interdisciplinary training and developing and implementing pilot programs aimed at improving student success; and collaborate with the Dean of the Graduate School to promote and facilitate the development and implementation of new campus-wide policies and practices aimed at strengthening the excellence and competitiveness of the graduate programs at the university.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Strong preference will be given to candidates with:
Demonstrated ability to develop and foster an interdisciplinary research and graduate education culture
Experience in expanding research capacity in a unit or college
Experience in serving on external review panels and reviewing publications for national research journals
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.