Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Partnerships

Location
Lowell, MA
Posted
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Institution:
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Partnerships

Department:
Dean's Office/Kennedy College of Sciences

Job Reference Number:
0081824

Posting Date:
03-10-2017

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:
03-20-2017

Position Status:
Job Opening
Full-time
Benefited
Non-Unit

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience.

General Summary of Position:
Reporting to the Dean of the Kennedy College of Sciences, the Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Partnerships will develop, and following approval, implement and assess the research, innovation and partnership strategic plan of the Kennedy College of Sciences.

-Promote and facilitate individual and collaborative research opportunities in the college and across the University by developing and/or enhancing intra- and inter-institutional interdisciplinary, collaborative research programs.
-Identify and cultivate collaborative relationships with funding agencies, including government, industry, private foundations and other institutions that support research and innovation.
-Strengthen the research infrastructure of the Kennedy College of Sciences and scholarly productivity of its faculty and students.
-Provide recommendations to Dean regarding improvements to research infrastructure.
-Develop College-wide efforts around faculty professional development and mentoring.
-In collaboration with the Office of Research Administration, provide support to faculty with grant applications and post award activities.
-Design and lead regular events aimed at enhancing inter-disciplinary research activities of the College faculty.
-Assist the Dean with faculty recruitment, hiring, reappointment, promotion, tenure, pre-tenure and post-tenure policies, procedures, and reviews.
-In collaboration with the chairs of the departments and the Office of the Provost, provide support for the development and implementation of new graduate academic programs and the revision of existing programs.
-Lead college wide efforts to recruit and retain a diverse population of high-quality graduate students.
-In coordination with the Office of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, identify, promote and support, whenever appropriate, the transfer of discoveries to innovative ideas and technologies that can be the basis of new start-up businesses or that can support existing ones.
-Promote and support faculty and students who wish to be innovators and entrepreneurs with their own discoveries.
-Develop, strengthen, coordinate and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships with high-technology companies and medical institutions.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Terminal degree in the Sciences/Engineering fields or in a closely related field
-Tenured Associate or Full Professor with leadership experience in an academic institution
-Strong record of research and publication
-Proven success as a skilled educator
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Commitment to promoting a culture that nurtures diverse forms of inquiry and scholarship

Other Considerations:
-Achievements commensurate with a tenured appointment including national recognition as a scholar
-Experience with professional accreditation
-Experience in fostering interdisciplinary research initiatives
-Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
-Ability to work with a diverse population of faculty, students and staff

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial review of applications will begin March 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55405

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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