Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach

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Posting Number F0332P 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 03/20/2019 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received by April 22, 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/Asst Dean AC Pay Grade FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate in discipline relevant to the position.

Position Summary

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and UGA Extension seek a nationally recognized leader in university outreach, extension and related scholarly endeavors to serve as Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach with rank of Public Service Associate or Senior Public Service Associate, untenured (non-tenure track). Allocation of effort is 100% public service and outreach. The position is 12-months and begins July 1, 2019 or as negotiated.

•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 is expected to provide state and regional extension leadership which requires meetings conducted via technology and/or through state and regional travel.

This position reports to the Dean of the College of FACS. The AD 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 including Extension publications.

To be eligible for Public Service Associate (comparable to that of associate professor) or Senior Public Service Associate (comparable to that of professor) on appointment, candidates must meet criteria and requirements for these ranks outlined in the Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion to PSO Faculty Rank and be approved for appointment in one of the four academic departments in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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 securing 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? No 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.

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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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    Posted: 3/28/2019
    Application Due: 6/21/2019
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