What better place to experience academic excellence, innovation, and impact than at the university that invented cooperative education?
UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science is on the brink of growth in research.
With existing investments in transdisciplinary research, a mounting list of powerful partners, and innovative facilities that spark collaboration, this is the right place for the right person to serve as the new Associate Dean of Research.
Existing specialties of nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, and intelligent maintenance systems are just the start. The Associate Dean of Research will lead future convergent research by connecting researchers with new sources of funding and existing labs with new partners for exponential impact.
Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean for Research will be responsible for effectively organizing and supervising the process of proposal development and submission; contract approval, including evaluating cost sharing and commitments of space and personnel. The Associate Dean will coordinate multi-investigator research initiatives, respond to requests for college matching funds and cost sharing, and serve as the college liaison to the Vice President for Research and external funding agencies. The Associate Dean will be expected to foster research collaborations within the College of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as, joint activities with other UC colleges and external organizations, including government and corporate entities. Special efforts should be directed to assisting new faculty members in establishing productive research programs.
While it is expected that the Associate Dean will possess a distinguished scholarly academic record, including excellence in sponsored research preferably at a major research university similar to UC, the committee will also consider candidates whose leadership abilities and outstanding accomplishments could be translated into innovative leadership of the research activities of the College.
Oversee the research of undergraduate and graduate students within the College.
Promote scholarly and creative excellence.
Strengthen existing research programs and develop new ones across a variety of sectors, including but not limited to, government agencies, foundations and industry.
Maintain and strengthen transdisciplinary research collaborations across the campus.
Represent the CEAS at the level of the research management activities of the UC Vice President for Research.
Serve as the research representative for the College of Engineering and Applied Science at any function.
Meet with the Department Heads of CEAS academic units for flow of information and communication related to research.
Foster a culture of accountability in which research goals are specified, strategies articulated, and results against goals are reported.
Interactive prospectively with the leadership of research programs of:
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC); and
Other UC Colleges (particularly the College of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences) to create trans-institutional and transdisciplinary research programs.
Act as a visionary academic leader with a demonstrated ability to turn vision into reality and inspire faculty, staff, students, and the community with ambitious but attainable research objectives and will build a plan to lead CEAS toward those objectives.
Track extramural funding from all sources and create programs that will incrementally increase this funding.
Create and manage an annual budget for the Office of the Associate Dean for Research.
Track and support research progress of Centers and Institutes.
Set goals for the Office of Research annually in accordance with the CEAS strategic plan.
A record as an accomplished scholar or noted contributor to the profession, a Master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field and five (5) years of full-time, college-level teaching experience AND a minimum of two (2) years of higher education administrative experience, preferably at a R1 institution. Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a proven record of achieving diversity goals. Ph.D. or terminal degree satisfying the requirements for the rank of tenured full professor in one of CEAS’ academic units is preferred.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
A commitment to excellence;
A history of sustained success and leadership in sponsored research activities;
A clear vision for research opportunities in engineering and necessary steps for achieving established goals;
Rigorous standards of professional achievement and ethical behavior;
Effective interpersonal and communication skills;
A record of promoting diversity and inclusiveness;
An entrepreneurial orientation combined with boldness, imagination and abundant energy;
Strong understanding of the challenges and issues facing higher education in regards to attracting and sustaining research funding from government agencies, foundations and industry;
A firm grasp of the opportunities and advantages of the University’s urban setting;
A management style that is emotionally intelligent, inclusive and decisive and provides leadership by example;
Proven effectiveness in teambuilding and enabling collaborative engagement that transcends departments, disciplines and initiatives to create sustained success; and
Personal qualities of integrity, compassion, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, honesty, fairness, fortitude, patience and perseverance.
College Research Goals
Increase CEAS research awards by 8% per year to reach $25 million before FY25
Increase research funding to reach $160 thousand per tenure track faculty by FY25
The College of Engineering and Applied Science
Housing the largest mandatory cooperative education program and one of the best in the country (U.S. News and World Report), CEAS has established strategic industry partnership with companies like Siemens PLM Software, GE Aviation, and Procter & Gamble. One of the 14 colleges at UC, CEAS has seven departments of excellence offering 19 ABET accredited degree programs including several accelerated engineering degrees. The College offers Doctorate degrees in 9 programs, research focused Master of Science degrees in 10 programs, and workforce-focused Master of Engineering degrees in 13 programs.
To learn more about our renowned College and the history of the co-op, visit http://ceas.uc.edu.
About the UC and Cincinnati
Today, the University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.
The University of Cincinnati strives to provide a supportive environment for all its faculty. For example, we have an active Black Faculty Association, Latino Faculty Association, and LGBTQ Faculty Association. In addition, UC has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and is a member of the National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.
The City of Cincinnati was rated a Best Place to live by US News & World Report and provides both urban and suburban life as well as river views and rolling hills. Our city offers a wealth of amenities that include professional sports, world-class entertainment, a vibrant arts scene, gorgeous parks and nature trails, acclaimed museums, a celebrated zoo, a variety of restaurants and a flourishing riverfront scene. We actually offer the features of two cities when you include the thriving area of northern Kentucky just across the river. Affordable and family-friendly with excellent public and private schools it is no wonder multiple Fortune 500 companies call Cincinnati home. Visit www.cincinnatiusa.com to learn more.
Interested applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing qualifications, and a vision statement that shares how you would address the responsibilities and goals of this position as outlined above. Nominations, only, may be sent confidentially to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 11, 2019 and stay open until the position is filled.
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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.