Associate Dean

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Position Information

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Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Associate Dean
Working Title AD for Research, Grad Edu & Dir, OH Ag Exp Station
Department CFAES VP Operating
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 433372
Summary of Duties

The Associate Dean and Director is a member of the administrative team that is collectively responsible for the establishment of programmatic priorities which enable CFAES at The Ohio State University to fulfill its mission around research, instruction, and Extension. The Associate Dean and Director is the principal administrative officer of the CFAES research enterprise and will drive the future strategy for enhancing and expanding research and graduate education within the College. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, the Associate Dean and Director works collaboratively with the other members of the leadership team of the College, including department chairs and unit leaders, to develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated research vision and strategy for CFAES. The Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education also serves as the Director of the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, also known as the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Although in existence since 1882, the experiment station has been known as OARDC for more than 50 years to better reflect the stations mission and programs. With presences across the state of Ohio, including Columbus, Wooster, and nine research stations, OARDC is the comprehensive research enterprise for CFAES at The Ohio State University. The Associate Dean and Director will work collaboratively with members of the College leadership team and others to achieve collective goals. Some of the responsibilities and goals of the Associate Dean and Director include, but are not limited to: Provide programmatic leadership for the Colleges research enterprise and graduate education; provide strategic leadership to grow and enhance the Colleges research efforts and impacts; encourage a culture of diversity and inclusion; provide strategic leadership for growing and enhancing the College Graduate Education efforts; support Undergraduate Research.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure optimal consideration, please submit application materials including: 1) cover letter addressing how the candidate possess experience and skills to match the position requirements; 2) a one-page statement of philosophy and perspective on inclusion and diversity, and how this can help us achieve our goals related to diversity and the mentoring of underrepresented groups; and 3) a curriculum vitae or resume by November 27, 2017 to the University’s executive recruitment consultants: Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner Chelsie Whitelock, Senior Associate Buffkin/Baker 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 190 Brentwood, TN 37027

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree in a discipline related to CFAES academic disciplines, with a distinguished record of research and administration, and be eligible to qualify for an appointment as full professor with tenure in an appropriate academic department. Candidates should have significant experience and demonstrable skills in leading and managing progressive change in complex environments such as exists within a modern land-grant university. Candidates should have budget and personnel management experience, and preference will be given to those candidates with experience as department chair, research center director, or related roles. Preference will also be given to those individuals with experience training and mentoring Graduate Research Associate.

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Target Salary Negotiable
Job Category Instructional/Faculty
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Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary/Term/Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 10/28/2017
Posting End Date 11/26/2017
Dept Contact Name Gilbert-Hammett,Brandi Louise
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-0487
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