Associate Dean of Research

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7189846 (Ref.No. ej-4748474)
Posted: October 31, 2023

Job Description

Associate Dean of Research

Job ID: 260039
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary
Reporting directly to the Dean of the College, the Associate Dean for Research (ADR) will provide leadership and support for the College in advancing its research mission. The ADR is expected to provide visionary leadership for research, empowering faculty to develop research and facilitating partnerships with both the public and private sectors while working collaboratively with the Department Chairs, faculty, staff, and students to elevate the College's research activities.The ADR will liaise with the Office of Research and organize/manage inter-departmental research groups and interests. Working collaboratively with the Office of Research, the ADR manages the grants process in the college and maintains relationships with external entities for research and partnership development.The ADR will serve on college and university committees and perform duties as assigned by the Dean. These duties include, but are not limited to, facilitating all aspects of research activity in the college, assisting faculty in acquiring research support, overseeing compliance with university, state, and federal sponsor guidelines and policies, participating in the planning of the college's new faculty orientation, and teaching.

  • Work with faculty to develop, facilitate, and obtain new revenue streams through grants and other resources to enhance the College's research activities. Specific areas of emphasis include expanding interdisciplinary research and supporting the successful competition for research funding.
  • Actively seek grant opportunities to support faculty research across the college.
  • Onboard new faculty and staff and provide ongoing professional development (grant finding workshops, grant writing workshops, grant writing boot camps, etc.)
  • Create resources and provide professional development and coaching for faculty and staff to ensure university policies and procedures are followed consistently.
  • Design and implement a mentoring program for faculty to support research.
  • Represent and advocate for the College in various venues, including university-wide committees and working groups focused on research.
  • Manage intellectual property and research agreements in concert with the relevant University Offices.
  • Develop and manage research-related policies, serve as the campus liaison for interdisciplinary research, and organize initiatives to establish new research.
  • Serve as a member of the College's leadership team, setting policy and strategic direction for the College.

Required Qualifications
An earned doctorate from an accredited college/university in one of the college program areas or a closely related field.

Minimum of five years of college/university teaching experience. Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and ethnically diverse community. Demonstrated record of strong teamwork, ethical behavior, and collaboration with faculty, administrators, staff, and students. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership with the development of research programs. Evidence of a successful scholarship program and history of grant support as PI or Co-PI for various agencies and foundations. Administration and leadership experience in an academic setting. Evidence of mentoring junior faculty and doctoral students. Experience building interdisciplinary partnerships and research teams.


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information

The Augusta University College of Education is committed to being a relevant, responsive, and respected institution with a keen focus toward high impact work in the community. Our faculty, students, and alumni are committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education. Through bachelor's degree, master's degree, doctoral degree, and professional development programs, we cultivate innovative educational leaders, advance health practices through research in kinesiology, explore the most important questions in public education, and share exciting ideas and best practices across the world.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


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Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage. Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle. For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Other Information

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Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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