Faculty Position FY23-100
May 22, 2023
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a doctoral/professional emerging research institution, is seeking a problem-solver who can work collaboratively and communicate clearly with diverse stakeholders while maintaining a sense of humor. As the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the SIUE Graduate School beginning January 2, 2024, you will be critical to our mission to facilitate excellence in research and creative activities and support high-quality graduate education.
This role is about making a positive impact across SIUE and the SIU System in cooperation with the dedicated staff in the Office of Research and Projects (ORP), which is the centralized sponsored projects office for SIUE, and in Graduate Studies. ORP performs pre-award and post-award functions for all external grants and contracts, provides extensive support for research and creative activities through a suite of internal funding programs, ensures research compliance, promotes research integrity, and promotes intellectual property/technology transfer activities. Graduate Studies supports shared governance; supports nearly 50 graduate programs, nearly 30 certificate programs, plus five cooperative Ph.D. programs; administers two interdisciplinary graduate degree programs (Healthcare Informatics and Integrative Studies); promotes graduate student retention and completion; oversees internal funding/award programs; and oversees the graduate assistantship process.
You will directly supervise four staff (the directors of graduate education, pre-award, and post-award plus the senior compliance specialist) and support the work of 11 other staff. You will utilize your ability to incorporate diverse perspectives combined with your strong written communication skills to write, edit, and revise items such as policies, contracts, internal funding guidelines, website content, campus announcements, and content for the Research & Creative Activities magazine as well as to address faculty/staff/student inquiries and concerns. You will utilize your strong verbal and interpersonal skills in committee meetings, working with staff and faculty, and events. You will use your initiative and follow-through to foster collaborations across SIUE, between SIU campuses, and with Illinois and St. Louis-based universities. You will use your ability to learn software and to question processes to maximize the usefulness of and ensure consistency across our main platforms, Kuali Build and Kuali Research. You will foster an environment that is welcoming and aligned with the university’s commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.
We expect you to be a tenured faculty member at the rank of associate or full professor with a doctoral or other terminal degree in an area that is tenurable at SIUE. We expect you to have substantive experience working with graduate students, writing proposals for external funding, and administering externally funded projects. We expect you to have a record of successful leadership, including an ability to work productively with academic and administrative colleagues and with personnel from external funding agencies.
- An earned Doctorate or other terminal degree in an area that is tenurable at SIUE.
- Candidates must be a tenured faculty member at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
- Candidates must have substantive experience working with graduate students, writing proposals for external funding, and administering externally funded projects.
- Candidates must have a record of successful leadership, including an ability to work productively with academic and administrative colleagues and with personnel from external funding agencies.
- Candidates must have the ability to work in the U.S. without immigration sponsorship from SIUE.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply. For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans
Terms of Appointment
Full-time, Fiscal beginning July, 2023
Source of Funds
Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. For more information about employment benefits and policies, visit: Faculty Employment Benefits
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For optimal consideration, the first pool of applicants will be reviewed after the close of the business day on July 21.
Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.
SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status.
In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email EmploymentHR@siue.edu.
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Dual Career Support for New Faculty
The Career Development Center has partnered with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Support for this initiative was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Award 1936141. Outlined below is a specific list of career services and resources available to help you on your career journey. Individuals are eligible to receive a maximum of three, one-hour appointments. Visit them online at: https://www.siue.edu/career-development-center/faculty/NSF-Advance-GrantLanding.shtml
Faculty Development and Other Support
Several units across campus offer various programs and training opportunities to new faculty members as they begin their employment at SIUE. Support units include but are not limited to the Faculty Development Center, Ombuds Services, Office of Research and Projects and Inclusive Excellence, Education, and Development Hub.