Assistant Dean - Tifton Campus

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Posting NumberF0501PWorking TitleAssistant Dean - Tifton CampusDepartmentCAES Tifton Campus Business OfficeAbout 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

The Tifton Campus of the University of Georgia has 60 faculty located on its campus and over 400 staff supporting programs in teaching, research, and extension. The campus has 150 buildings with approximately 500,000 square feet. In addition, there are 5000 acres of farmland that support the three functions of the College. The USDA Agricultural Research Service is also co-located at the campus with approximately 20 scientists present and the Tifton Campus Conference Center is a focal point in the region for lifelong learning and events.

College/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationMinorities & FemalesAdvertised SalaryThe salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experienceAnticipated Start Date02/01/2020Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date09/23/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

A formal application including a cover letter, current vita, a 1 to 2-page statement of vision for the UGA Tifton Campus, and contact information for 3 references must be uploaded to UGAJobs by November 8, 2019 to be assured full consideration. Review of the applications will begin on October 25, 2019 and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Nominations and questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Perry Johnson, Associate Dean for Extension, [email protected] or 706-542-3824.

Location of VacancyTifton 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 TitleAssoc/Asst Dean ACPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankProfessorContract TypeFiscal (12 mo.)Tenure StatusTenure Track or TenuredMinimum QualificationsPosition Summary

The Assistant Dean for the Tifton Campus reports to the Dean of the College, serving on the Dean’s executive leadership team. The role is responsible for coordinating and overseeing programs and activities in accordance with federal, state, College and University guidelines and policies. The position is a fiscal year (12 month) tenured/tenure track appointment located in Tifton, Georgia.

Additional RequirementsRelevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Candidates must have earned a doctorate and be eligible for appointment at the rank of Professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Candidates must show evidence of excellence in teaching, research or Extension, and preferably all three areas.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

At least one year of prior administrative experience is desirable. Candidates must have an appreciation for the breadth of agricultural and environmental issues and value the land grant mission.

Physical DemandsIs this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit 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.



1) promotes and supports research, teaching and Extension programs on the campus, including the development of new programs in cooperation with the dean, associate deans and department heads
2) does not directly supervise departmental faculty, but does provide counsel to the department heads related to programs and faculty and staff positions based on the campus, and serves as the on-site administrator for support, coordination and facilitation of programming at the local level
3) provides leadership and support for the commodity and issue-based teams
4) coordinates and facilitates programming and collaboration with the USDA-ARS and other partner agencies and institutions
5) provides leadership for maintaining and promoting the campus infrastructure, and maintaining and allocating space, acreage and facilities
6) is responsible for administrative oversight of several support service units (e.g. Academic Programs Office, Physical Plant, Field Research Services, Library, Business Office, Conference Center)
7) the Assistant Dean represents the College as the primary administrative leader in south Georgia and is tasked with public relations, building collaborations and partnerships with the community and being the public face and voice of the Campus

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      Posted: 9/25/2019
      Application Due: 11/24/2019
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