[Coral-List] Assoc. Dean of Faculty and Research Programs

Daniel Gleason dgleason at georgiasouthern.edu
Wed Oct 8 17:45:31 EDT 2014

The Dean's Office in the College of Science and Mathematics invites
nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean of Faculty
and Research Programs. Georgia Southern University is a member institution
of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research
University devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and
service. At Georgia Southern we provide a culture of engagement that
bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the
classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.

Founded in 1906, the University now serves more than 20,500 students and
offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the
baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Our 900 acre park-like campus
in Statesboro, Georgia is not far from historic Savannah and Hilton Head
Island and provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of
a much smaller college in a classic Main Street community.

Within this setting, the College of Science and Mathematics prepares
students in baccalaureate majors and the Master of Science.  Approximately
150 faculty serve 2000 undergraduate and graduate students in the
departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Geography, Mathematical
Sciences, Military Science and Physics.  The College also supports the
University’s general education program through extensive offerings in the
Core Curriculum.  More information about the College can be found at

*Position Description*. Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean position
requires administrative responsibilities and a terminal degree. The
position is primarily responsible for: advancing a culture of academic
excellence where distinction in teaching, research, scholarship and other
creative works and service is expected and rewarded; and providing
leadership for research programs, scholarly efforts, and strategic
multidisciplinary research initiatives that further the College’s strategic
plan.  The position is a 12-month, tenure-track or tenured appointment, and
the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and

*Primary Duties and Responsibilities:*

•                      Coordinate all personnel recruitment, hiring,
reappointment, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure policies, procedures, and
reviews at the College level.

•                      Responsible for professional development of faculty,
academic staff, and department chairs and assist faculty in understanding
and complying with all faculty-personnel policies and procedures.

•                      Develop collaborative partnerships/relationships
with granting agencies and private foundations which support faculty and/or
student research.

•                      Advise the Dean on the management of college office
space and laboratory facilities, technology needs, and budgetary matters.

•                      Assist with college advancement initiatives,
including college marketing and development of alumni.

•                      Advise and report directly to the Dean in all
matters, with additional duties as assigned.

*Required Qualifications:*

•                      An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an
accredited institution in one of the instructional areas of the College.

•                      Distinguished academic background in teaching,
scholarship, and service sufficient to warrant appointment as an Associate
or Full Professor in an academic department of the College.  Rank and
tenure status will be consistent with the successful candidate’s
qualifications and the policies of the home department.

•                      Must be authorized to work in the United States for
the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

•                      Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university
teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the
rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and
service with publications and presentations in professional venues.

•                      Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university
teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the
rank of professor along with a strong record of research and service with
substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.

•                      Evidence of a strong commitment to excellence in
undergraduate and graduate education, professional studies, and fostering
intellectual community.

•                      External grant-writing and funding experience.

•                      Demonstrated commitment to shared collegial
governance and ability to develop cooperative working arrangements at all
levels of the College and University.

•                      A positive record demonstrating sensitivity to and
support for building a culture of diversity within the College and

•                      Superior communication and interpersonal skills.

Screening of applications begins December 1, 2014, and continues until the
position is filled.  The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2015.
A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications
cited above; a curriculum vitae*;* and the names, addresses, telephone
numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other
documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications
submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to
submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should
be sent to:

            Dr. John C. DiCesare, Search Chair, Search #67290

                                    College of Science and Mathematics

                                    Georgia Southern University

                                    P. O. Box 8064

                                    Statesboro GA 30460-8064

            Electronic mail:  jdicesare at georgiasouthern.edu

            Telephone: 912-478-5681

*More information* about the institution is available through
http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia
Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to
working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are
committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service
within the University and beyond. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia
Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need
reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search
process should contact the Associate Provost.

Daniel Gleason
Director, James H. Oliver Jr. Institute for Coastal Plain Science
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8056
Statesboro, GA 30460-8056

Phone: 912-478-5957
FAX: 912-478-0559
Email: dgleason at georgiasouthern.edu
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