East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 students and approximately 4,500 faculty and staff.
Job Description: The Associate Dean for Research (ADR) within the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) is a full-time administrative position with opportunities for research participation. The individual must possess a terminal degree in a health-related field allowing tenure within the College, and a successful history of funded and published research. The primary goal of the position is to foster and support a culture of research including externally funded research within CAHS and to represent CAHS to external research constituencies. The ADR will answer directly to the CAHS Dean regarding issues of faculty research development, representation of CAHS across campus in the area of research, linking faculty to other researchers and projects, promoting research within CAHS, and creating, developing, and facilitating/leading university-wide research initiatives that benefit the university research enterprise. Rank and Title commensurate with experience and the review of the appropriate personnel committee.
The ADR will be responsible for overseeing the CAHS Grants Office that handles all pre- and post- award processing, monitoring and compliance. The ADR will support the work of the director of the CAHS Grants Office and provide annual evaluations. The ADR is also responsible for ensuring faculty are given support in locating appropriate funding sources and assisted in dealing with the pre- and post- award processes. Following is a more detailed description of specific job duties (not including other related duties as assigned). Experience with NIH and DoD Grants process desirable.
Faculty Research Development and Support
1. Create, maintain, and update a CAHS research strategic plan that will guide the School internally and externally.
2. Mentor new faculty in the development of research that will lead to publication and funding (when appropriate) that will contribute to tenure and promotion.
3. Support existing faculty in refining or developing research initiatives that will lead to publication and external funding.
4. Provide faculty with assistance in locating funding sources and successfully writing and submitting grant proposals.
Represent CAHS with External Constituents
5. Develop and update knowledge of CAHS and ECU research initiatives and help CAHS faculty create collaborations in areas of interest outside their department, when appropriate.
6. Serve on appropriate College, Division, and University research committees and activities to represent CAHS and create/promote productive working relationships.
7. Represent CAHS to the Divisions and University in negotiating research funding (e.g., reallocation funds, start-up packages, research budgets, Graduate Assistantships and Doctoral Stipends).
8. Collaborate with other Associate Deans for Research, the Division of Research and Graduate Studies and within the Division of Health Sciences to optimize the research enterprise.
9. Collect, maintain, and distribute data on research outcomes of CAHS and faculty productivity both internally and externally.
10. Maintain and update the CAHS research web page for internal and external use.
Support and Direct the CAHS Research Enterprise and Relationships with Centers and Institutes
11. Work with faculty and departments within CAHS to build noteworthy research projects that will lead to external funding.
12. When appropriate, identify a major CAHS research enterprise that would profit from the creation of a formal center or institute, and serve as director for the development and on-going work of the center/institute.
13. Maintain close working relationships with ORNC and other centers and institutes across campus that offers collaborative opportunities.
14. Other related duties as assigned by the College Dean.
Minimum Qualifications: Required: The successful applicant must demonstrate a record of excellence in leadership appropriate for the position, appropriate scholarly activity, including a history of grant funded research; an earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field or discipline and eligibility for tenure at the rank of Associate Professor/Full Professor within one of the departments in the College of Allied Health Sciences.
Preferred: Experience in research proposal writing and management of federal grants encompassing interdisciplinary research teams. Experience in mentoring faculty at various stages of scholarly development and developing collaborative projects.
Special Instructions to Applicants: ECU requires all applicants to complete a candidate profile online. In addition, please attach a letter of application, including a statement of interest and experience description, along with contact information of three references, and a complete curriculum vitae.
Note: Original, official transcript of doctorate degree will be required from selected candidate. Two original letters of recommendation will be required from selected candidate.
Date Initial Screening Begins: 03-10-2013
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled