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Job ID: 111212

Associate Dean for Research
Texas Tech University

Date Posted Aug. 21, 2018
Title Associate Dean for Research
University Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX, United States
Department College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Application Deadline Sep. 28, 2018
Position Start Date Negotiable
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Agricultural - General

The Associate Dean for Research will work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs to coordinate and integrate the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources’ (CASNR) teaching, research and engagement activities. The individual will work closely with the Texas Tech Office of Research Services in the University’s Office of the VP for Research to develop new research opportunities and programs to serve the faculty.

The Associate Dean for Research is responsible to the Dean of CASNR and works as part of the CASNR leadership team in the administration of the College, with a special focus on facilitating and growing research activity. Identifying funding opportunities, facilitating proposal development, building faculty teams within and beyond the College, planning, resource management, program evaluation, program coordination, budget development and enhancement, prioritizing, and public interaction are important components of the position.

Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

This is a 100% administrative appointment.

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in an agricultural sciences or natural resource discipline, or a closely affiliated field, with a record of scholarship that will allow them to qualify for tenure at the rank of Professor. Previous experience or other evidence of administrative ability to direct the research operations of the College is required, as is an ability to provide a clear vision and to plan strategically to achieve the College’s research goals and objectives. Demonstrated success in managing and receiving extramural funding; success in grant and project team building and success in developing and enhancing relationships with a variety of internal and external constituents; and administrative and/or team leadership experience are essential. Effective leadership, personnel management skills and a facilitative personality are essential. The successful applicant should have a track record of making timely decisions and responding promptly to deadlines. Highly refined verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to sharing research accomplishments of the College and its research vision for the future with funding agencies, industry groups, alumni and other CASNR stakeholders are indispensable. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.

  • As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Cindy Akers, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
    College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    Texas Tech University
    PO Box 42123
    Lubbock, TX 79409
  • 806-834-4578
  • 806-742-2836


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