Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement (CRE)

Tallahassee, FL
Feb 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41136

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Division of Undergraduate Studies Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement (CRE).


The Director will be the chief academic and administrative officer for the Center, reporting to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and will hold a 12-month faculty position either tenure track or non-tenure track. The Director will be responsible for working with the Florida State University faculty and administration to foster excellence in research, educational, and outreach programs for undergraduate students while strengthening its core roles within the University. The Director will be responsible for the management of the human and fiscal resources of the Center, and will work in conjunction with the Center for Undergraduate Research & Academic Engagement Faculty Advisory Committee to develop strategic plans to enhance undergraduate research, entrepreneurship, and innovation opportunities for students. The Director will work closely with the FSU University Honors, the Office of National Fellowships (ONF), and the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) to engage and support students from across the campus. The Director will work with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies to foster strong working relationships with faculty and alumni, and will serve as the primary advocate of the Center, both internally and externally. The new Honors, Scholars, Fellows House provides an opportunity for the Director to foster relationships with the Graduate School in order to better prepare students for advanced studies. As a University leader, the Director will participate actively in University planning, implementation, and assessment efforts, while promoting diversity of faculty, students and staff within the department. Most importantly, the Director will have a commitment to excellence and a clear vision of the role and significance of undergraduate research, academic engagement, entrepreneurship, and innovation within a large public research University.


An earned Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization, or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties. Must meet university criteria for promotion to the rank of Instructional Specialist II. A demonstrated record of academic leadership, integrity, and administrative experience. A demonstrated passion for working directly with students, and a record of successful student mentorship. Evidence of successful advocacy for student achievement. Administrative experience relevant to the management of a comprehensive research program. The ability to articulate the Center's interests to constituents, as well as demonstrated success in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships, particularly with initiatives that support and recognize the accomplishments of high-achieving students.


An earned doctorate or terminal degree. Qualifications commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor at Florida State University. The creative thinking, leadership skills, and experience necessary to engage the campus community in maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence in an atmosphere of trust and collegiality. Broad managerial skills and experience, including a proven record of sound fiscal and interpersonal management acumen. Demonstrated breadth of success in multiple areas including research, teaching, and service. The commitment, entrepreneurial, and fund-raising skills needed to foster the growth and supporting infrastructure of the academic, research and creative enterprise. A record of promoting diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students, with evidence of successful interactions with diverse populations.

Contact Info

Craig Filar:

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Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Please submit a CV, the names of three references, and a letter of application that addresses the position qualifications. The review of applications will begin on February 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

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