CAS Searches for First Associate Dean for Research

Posted: April 5, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is conducting an internal search among tenured CAS faculty members to fill the newly created position of associate dean for research. The job, which is initially a half-time position, will be a 12-month appointment, beginning on or about June 1.

The associate dean for research will be responsible for articulating, coordinating, and administering a variety of programs related to research. The individual is expected to make recommendations to Dean Daniele Struppa as to how CAS can best support research among its faculty, and to give strategic directions for research within the college. The individual also must facilitate the formation of external research partnerships, and identify potential research funding for college faculty.

Duties will include the following:

  • Administering CAS programs supporting research, such as the GRA competition and internal grants as available

  • Coordinating research support efforts with the Provost’s Office

  • Interacting with appropriate offices, such as the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

  • Serving as the primary CAS contact for negotiating research space

  • Reviewing external grant applications for the college.

The ideal candidate will have a record of research; familiarity with the diverse requirements for research across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities; familiarity with existing support mechanisms for grant applications and grants administration, including OSP; and skills necessary to evaluate, administer, support, and advocate research within the college, as well as to represent the college to potential funding partners.

Applicants should submit a vita, the names of at least three references, and a statement outlining their familiarity with the above job elements and plans for promoting research to Robert Smith, chair, Search Committee, Department of Psychology, MS 3F5. The review of applications begins on April 17.

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