Assistant Dean, Research ESIA

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The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world's leading schools of international affairs and one of the largest schools of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.

As a leader of the research team at the Elliott School, the Assistant Dean for Research has the principal strategic role in growing the school's research enterprise and works closely with all stakeholders in doing so, including all relevant offices across the university, external donors, institute and center directors, and Elliott School faculty. The Assistant Dean for Research leads the research team and oversees all research related activities at the school, including the promotion of faculty publications and research accomplishments, the coordination and communication with Research Center and Institute Directors, the planning and organizing of staff and faculty research related training, and the sponsored research process. The Assistant Dean for research is a member of the Elliott School leadership team and coordinates closely with all the school's relevant units, including Public Affairs, Development, Finance, and Faculty and Academic Affairs. The Assistant Dean for research reports to the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research Initiatives but represents the Elliott School in all research-related functions at the university level, including with the Office of the Vice President of Research and with the Development office Corporate and Foundation Relations team. The Assistant Dean for Research also acts as the internal peer reviewer for faculty research proposals and serves as the ESIA's final approver for grants submitted by the faculty.

Specific responsibilities and tasks include:
• Represents the Elliott School in interactions with other Elliott School and university units on relevant research matters, including university-wide research committees (e.g., center and institute chartering, awarding of intramural funding, research prizes, etc.).
• Meets regularly with faculty and center and institute directors to stay current and provide support on current research agendas and research-related activities and events.
• Supports faculty proposals through consultation about content and in-depth peer review of proposal narratives.
• Oversees and supports as needed the School Research Administrator who facilitiates faculty applications to intramural and extramural funders (federal agencies, international organizations, foundations, industry and coprorate sponsors), and provides support on content and budget development, and research on relevant opportunities.
• Serves as the primary liaison with external sponsors and represents the Elliott School in external research forums.
• Promotes research collaboration, peer review and feedback among faculty; and oversees training and workshops on relevant research topics for faculty and staff.
• Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 10 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 8 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Academic Administration - School Stream Management Level Level 4 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 8:30 - 5:30 M-F, evenings and weekends as required Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007404 Job Open Date: 07/06/2018 Job Close Date: 07/27/2018 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have familiarity with conducting individual/team academic research in higher education, including the review of interdisciplinary scholarship? If so, please describe.
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Do you have experience with sponsored projects and research grants? If so, please describe.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have experience building, developing and leading effective teams? If so, please describe.
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you have experience and comfort with communicating with various audiences, including faculty, external donors, institutional partners, and university leadership? Please describe.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Do you have experience with public speaking and demonstrated ability to lead, moderate, and participate in academic seminars, panels, and presentations in a variety of disciplines? Please describe.
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

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    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
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      Posted: 7/7/2018
      Application Due: 7/28/2018
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