Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Programs in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology. Georgia Southern University, a member institution of the University System of Georgia, is classified as a Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs. The University has earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. In 2012, Georgia Southern was named one of the top 10 most popular universities in the country in the U.S. News & World Report. A residential university with a fall 2011 enrollment of more than 20,000 students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia’s premier universities. One of the top choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars, Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body representing 49 U.S. states and more than 100 nations. The University continues to enhance its academic profile through higher admission standards, an expanded Honors Program, and scholarships for academically talented students. The more than 700 acre park-like campus continues an era of capital construction that has opened new facilities for colleges and academic programs, student recreation and development, university housing, athletics, and public service. The learning environment is enhanced by a museum of cultural and natural history, a botanical garden, a unique wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center. The University's Division I athletic teams, the Eagles, compete in the Southern Conference. The campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
The newly founded Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology consists of five academic departments: Computer Sciences, Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College offers eight different undergraduate and graduate degrees, of which two are online. The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology is accredited by ABET, Inc. and American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
Position Description. Reporting to the Dean, this position is primarily responsible for: advancing a culture of academic excellence where distinction in teaching, research, scholarship and other creative works, and service is expected and rewarded; and providing leadership for research programs, scholarly efforts, and strategic multidisciplinary research initiatives that further the College’s strategic plan. The position requires teaching, research, and service as well as a terminal degree. The appointment is a twelve-month appointment with a competitive salary commensurate upon experience.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Advance a culture where excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and other creative works, and service is expected and rewarded
-Coordinate all personnel recruitment, hiring, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure policies, procedures, and reviews at the College level
-Oversee and coordinate all personnel employment and resource needs for the summer term, to include the College’s summer school course offerings and all non-instructional activities
-Serve as liaison to department chairs on policy questions and faculty search procedures and maintain faculty databases
-Responsible for professional development of faculty, academic staff, and department chairs; and assist faculty in understanding and complying with all faculty personnel policies and procedures
-Plan and coordinate workshops related to grant writing, tenure/promotion for new faculty
-Provide leadership for research programs, scholarly efforts, and strategic multidisciplinary research initiatives that further the College’s strategic plan
-Develop College-specific research policies and procedures in conjunction with the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs
-Identify external and internal funding sources and develop collaborative partnerships/relationships with granting agencies and private foundations which support educational research
-Mentor faculty through the grant proposal development process and successful completion of research and outreach grants and contracts in conjunction with the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs; and provide assistance and support in the preparation and submission of proposals when necessary
-Maintain records of research activities in the College, and oversee the College’s resource commitments pertaining to external grants and contracts
-Advance and coordinate faculty and student participation in interdepartmental and interdisciplinary research projects and research and outreach centers
-Serve as liaison to the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs
-Advise the Dean on the management of College office space and laboratory facilities, technology needs, and resource planning
-Advise and report directly to the Dean in all matters, with additional duties as assigned
• An earned doctorate or terminal degree in one of the instructional areas of the College.
• Distinguished academic background in teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient to warrant appointment as an associate or full professor with tenure in an academic department of the College.
• Accomplishments as a principal investigator or project director as evidenced by funded research and publications
• Demonstrated understanding of research, scholarship, and creative works in a collaborative, multidisciplinary context
• Evidence of a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, graduate education, and professional studies, and fostering an intellectual community
• Demonstrated commitment to shared collegial governance and ability to develop cooperative working arrangements at all levels of the College and University
• A positive record demonstrating sensitivity to and support for building a culture of diversity within the College and University
• Superior communication and interpersonal skills
Screening of applications begins February 15, 2013, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2013. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Karin Scarpinato, Search Chair, Search #65360
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8044
Statesboro GA 30460-8149
Electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu  or http://ceit.georgiasouthern.edu/home . Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.