Assistant Dean for Researchat College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia sought

Assistant Dean for Research
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia Job Opportunity
The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES) is one of the largest and most research‐intensive colleges of agriculture in the nation. Our research, instruction, and extension activities support a $74.3 billion food and fiber industry, the largest sector of the economy in the state of Georgia.

The CAES is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Dean for Research. The position, housed on the Athens campus, will serve as a member of the CAES administrative team and reports directly to the Associate Dean for Research and Director of Agricultural Experiment Stations in providing support and direction for the College’s research enterprise. The position also works collaboratively with CAES
Extension and Academic Affairs to enhance the tripartite mission of the College.

 Further strengthen research capacity and grantsmanship in the CAES by identifying funding opportunities, supporting the formation of competitive faculty teams, supervising the CAES Grants Coordinator position, and participating in proposal management as appropriate.
 Work with units of the Office of the Vice President for Research and other UGA schools and colleges to strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations involving the CAES.
 Facilitate collaboration and contractual agreements between external research organizations (industry partners and universities) in Georgia and beyond.
 Provide administrative oversight for the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research & Educations Center ( and help to enhance research capacity and impact of this sustainable agriculture research facility.
 Enhance interdisciplinary graduate education in the CAES by encouraging and supporting graduate fellowship and training grant applications as well as conducting student symposia, competitions, and recognition events.
 Support general Agricultural Experiment Station administration.

A terminal degree is required, preferably in one of the agricultural sciences or related field, a scholarly record meriting the rank of Professor at the University of Georgia, and a strong record of research productivity and in obtaining extramural funding as a principal investigator. Demonstrated leadership, project management, and effective communication skills are highly desirable.

For an application to be considered, the applicant should send electronically a single PDF file that includes:
i) cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position,
ii) curriculum vitae,
iii) graduate‐level academic transcripts, iv) vision statement for the research mission of the CAES (not to exceed 3 pages), and v) names and contact information of four
professional references.
Inquiries and application materials should be sent electronically to the search committee chair, Dr. Harald Scherm, at with a copy to Applications received by Oct. 5, 2016, are assured full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
UGA is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution

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