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Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Kennesaw State University/College of Science and Mathematics
Kennesaw, Georgia (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 11, 2021

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Physical Sciences, Mathematics
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Academic Dean/Dept. Head, Faculty
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The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at Kennesaw State University is accepting applications from individuals for a twelve-month, tenured faculty position and appointment as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies (ADRGS) beginning July 1, 2022.

KSU is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2 institution). The CSM has experienced rapid growth in student population as well as research, leading to development of a new PhD program. The ADRGS will serve as a member of the college’s leadership team. In collaboration with a Faculty Research Development Committee, department chairs, and Dean, the ADRGS will implement research enhancement strategies, and oversee all graduate programs. The ADRGS will organize training and mentoring of faculty in research, as needed. The appointment is 60% administrative, with the remaining responsibilities to be negotiated with the Dean.

The ADRGS will serve as a liaison to the Office of Research and will organize/manage inter-departmental Research Interest Groups (RIGs). The ADRGS will oversee compliance with various regulations by principal investigators and monitor safety procedures in college research, in collaboration with various units and committees (e.g., environmental health and safety (EHS), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the College of Science and Mathematics safety officer).

The ADRGS will manage research resources including allocation of space for faculty, staff, and graduate student researchers, and funds for graduate research and teaching assistantships. In collaboration with graduate program directors and a program administrator, the ADRGS will help seek extramural funding to support graduate student education, and will help develop, oversee, and enforce college-wide policies regarding graduate students.

Required qualifications include:

• Ph.D., or its foreign equivalent, and appropriate credentials to be a tenured associate or tenured full professor in one of the College’s academic departments

• Experience with budget management and supervision of graduate students or staff

• Record of extramural grant-funding, and research mentorship

• Experience working with multi-cultural populations and in promoting inclusive excellence in research policies and practices

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

• Demonstrated ability to maintain harmonious working relationships

Preferred qualifications include:

• Administrative and leadership experience in an academic setting

• Experience or demonstrated interest in mentoring and supporting faculty career development

• Experience fostering research collaborations across departments, colleges, or institutions

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

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