Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach

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Posting Number F0168P Working Title Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach Department FACS Dean's Office About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

UGA Extension:
Through funding from UGA Extension (CE) and the FACS, department-based specialists in cooperation with county-based agents of the College of Agriculture and the Environment extend lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. FACS Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension specialists and agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices.

Celebrating 100 years 1918-2018, Family and Consumer Sciences is guided by the signature motto “Knowledge for Real Life.” FACS faculty and students study and apply the principles of design and business, the sciences and technologies to develop healthier people and thriving communities through more effective educators and a high-tech global workforce. More than 75 faculty, 1,780 undergraduates and 300 graduate students are involved in teaching, research and outreach programs in the fields of child and family development; foods and nutrition; financial planning, housing and consumer economics; and textiles, merchandising and interiors. The FACS is known as one of the most student-centered colleges on campus. FACS Extension has, for generations, provided the information and education necessary for healthy living, thriving families, financial security and housing, and safe environments by engaging people, organizations, and communities. The college’s outreach programs, in addition to UGA Extension emanates from specialized centers and institutes, include the Institute on Human Development and Disability, Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, ASPIRE Clinic, and others. Additional information about the college and university can be found at: and

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2019 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 09/25/2018 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received by January 30, 2019 will receive full consideration. Position is open until filled.

Complete applications will include a letter of application, a vita, a copy of transcript for graduate study, and names and contact information for three references. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the UGAJobs: Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr.Lynn Bailey ([email protected]) or Ms. Janet Fowler ([email protected]).

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Classification Title ASSOC DEAN ACADEMIC Pay Grade FLSA Faculty Rank Professor Contract Type Tenure Status Tenured Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and UGA Extension seeks a nationally recognized leader in university outreach, extension and related scholarly endeavors to serve as Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach with rank of Professor with tenure. The position is 12-months and begins July 1, 2019 or as negotiated. Allocation of effort is 75% public service and outreach and 25% applied research.

•Inspires an expansive vision for a world-class Extension and outreach program of FACS within a leading land-grant university.
•Builds relationships and represents the Dean and Department Heads through various leadership and program development groups, working closely with administrators in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UGA Extension, Office of the Vice President of Public Service and Outreach and other colleges and units for the successful application of research base of the university to priority needs of the state.
•Fosters integrated research and outreach approaches to program development and evaluation by providing strong and effective leadership of ten FACS Extension Specialists and additional public service and research faculty at UGA and other affiliated institutions.
•Leads through the Georgia Clinical Translational Science Alliance (CTSA) community engaged research committee to address health and wellness needs, particularly in rural and underserved populations by strengthening existing and expanding new research collaborations and by enriching interprofessional education to include personnel from FACS, pharmacy and other disciplines so that they can learn how to work together as a team to discover new approaches and treatments that improve health outcomes.
•Facilitates the continuation and expansion of FACS Extension’s national leadership in innovative outreach programs, applied research and resource acquisition.
•Engages regionally and nationally with state leaders and land-grant university colleagues to establish an agenda of planned activities leading to stable and improved funding and commitment to excellence in family and consumer sciences.
•Assures UGA Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) achieves its mission of providing Georgia’s residents, businesses and communities access to quality outreach educational experiences and the institutions’ research knowledge base needed to facilitate their success in all programs relevant to the offerings of Family and Consumer Sciences.

This position reports to the Dean of the College of FACS. The Associate Dean is a member of the college’s administrative cabinet and executive committee, as well as the administrative leadership team of UGA Extension in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and is responsible for over-seeing the manifestation of FACS Extension and Outreach mission.

Additional Requirements

Required Qualifications
•Earned doctorate in discipline relevant to the position.
•Demonstrated leadership at a management level within an outreach or Cooperative Extension program or unit.
•Demonstrated ability to secure external funding in support of applied research and public service outreach programs.
•Demonstrated scholarly work as evidence by peer-reviewed publications.

To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. They also must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Preferred Qualifications
•Demonstrated evidence of a commitment to the land-grant philosophy and university-wide outreach.
•Demonstrated leadership skills in interdisciplinary program development.
•Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills, as evidenced by successful performance in: personnel management; budget and fiscal management; program planning, management, oversight and evaluation; and resource procurement including grants and contracts.
•Demonstrated application of leadership skills with diverse audiences and constituents.
•Evidence of effective communication and collaboration skills with academic units and professionals, public service and outreach units, support staff, and diverse internal constituencies.
•Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with external constituencies.
•Demonstrated commitment to actively increasing the diversity of the faculty and staff.
•Demonstrated ability to manage or apply the resources of the university to address family and societal issues and opportunities outside of the academic setting.
•Ability to take on new responsibilities and work effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
•Demonstrated ability to use and promote effective use of distance education and meeting technologies.

Physical Demands Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



•Provide leadership by articulating a compelling vision for the future of UGA FACS Extension and motivating internal and external constituencies to work collaboratively to achieve that vision.

•Execute programmatic and fiscal responsibilities for FACS Extension and Outreach of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, departments including partnership with county extension programs.

•Provide leadership of engagement activities within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, while serving as a member of the College’s integrated leadership teams.

•Monitor processes that assure the good stewardship of a state allocated budget and a federal allocated budget, and competitive grants and contracts.

•Lead a team of committed program development specialists, directors of outreach units of the college including the Institute for Human Development and Disabilities (IHDD), ASPIRE Clinic, liaison to Georgia Family Connections, and other centers and outreach units. Provide direction to these individuals, assisting them in strategic program planning, outcomes assessment, partnership development, and resource allocation.

•Encourage program innovation, entrepreneurship, flexibility and responsiveness across the statewide FACS Cooperative Extension system.

•Collaborate with college deans, associate deans, directors and staff in Public Service and Outreach; the Office of Service Learning; Archway Partnership; Carl Vinson Institute of Government; and Small Business Development Centers to build and promote programs which result in access to FACS educational outreach for diverse communities of learners in the state, region, and nationally.
•Collaborate with the Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs Administration to secure grants and contracts, which build capacity and provide direct delivery of contracted services.

•Coordinate through FACS Development and Alumni Relations and UGA Foundation to communicate and raise private funds that help carry out the mission of FACS Extension.

•Represent the college on university committees, task forces, and to agencies and professional organizations.

•Supervise direct reports, including performance evaluations and promotion processes.

•Assure FACS Extension is committed to the realization of the promotion of diversity and to the spirit and letter of federal and state civil rights law and regulations.

•Comply with the federal rules and reporting requirements applicable to the conduct of the UGA Extension and USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) programs

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
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Posted: 2/9/2019
Application Due: 3/7/2019
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