Assistant Dean for Research

Position ID: 36954
University of Georgia
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Office of the Associate Dean for Research
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Dean
Job Description: 


Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2017_00436F
Official Title Open Rank (Non-Tenure Track or Tenure Track)
Working Title Assistant Dean for Research
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is included
Job Summary

The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (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 report directly to the Associate Dean for Research and Director of the 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.

The 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 agricultural industry, the largest sector of the economy in the state of Georgia.

• Prioritize projects and supporting resources to enhance the research infrastructure of the college.
• Coordinate sustainable maintenance and operations plans for buildings, facilities and equipment of the CAES Agricultural Research Stations. 
• Work with the campus director and assistant dean at Griffin and Tifton to develop maintenance, operations and equipment plans for research facilities at these campuses. 
• Liaise and coordinate with research superintendents on farms and research stations.
• Coordinate and develop plans to respond to issues raised in IACUC Inspection Reports.
• Foster collaborations and interactions with commodity groups.
• Cooperate with Teaching and Extension to enhance these activities, particularly as they relate to research.
• Support general Agricultural Experiment Station administration.

Assessment of rank on hire for Tenure Track appointees will be consistent with criteria on page 21 of Tenure Track Rank Qualifications. For non-Tenure Track appointments, assessment of rank on hire will be consistent with various Appointment Guidelines for Different Faculty Ranks.

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 was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. 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 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. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has approximately 2000 students, over 570 tenure track and public service faculty members, and more than 1000 support employees across the state. The College receives significant federal, state and private support for instruction, research and extension, and is considered to be one of the leading agricultural colleges in the United States. In the most recent National Taiwan University rankings, the College was ranked 8th among USA programs in Plant and Animal Sciences. For more information about the College please see:

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a terminal degree, preferably in one of the agricultural sciences or a related field, and have experience in land-grant and agricultural research settings.

Preferred Qualifications

1. A strong record of research productivity and success in obtaining extramural funding as a principal investigator is preferred. 
2. Demonstrated leadership, project management, and effective communication skills are desirable.

Degree Level Terminal
Posting Date 08/09/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Agriculture, General
Environmental Science
Agriculture and Related Ind. and Extension (Admin code)
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, other
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
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Phone: (706) 542-7817
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