Associate Dean and Associate Professor or Professor

Mississippi, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 05, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of Architecture, Art & Design at Mississippi State University seeks to hire an exceptional candidate for the position of Associate Dean of Research. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean and is responsible for providing leadership, management, and accountability for various components of the College specifically related to the research endeavors in the College. The main areas of responsibility include oversight of the CAAD research productivity and external funding, and serving as the academic affairs liaison between the university administration and the college. The Associate Dean will be responsible for refining and supporting the CAAD research agenda, for assisting faculty in development of individual scholarship, creative activity, and research/outreach agendas as well as assisting in research center productivity. The position provides oversight of the existing CAAD research centers/studios including budget review, report development, support in developing collaborative initiatives, and the administration of college-wide external funding. The Associate Dean also provides oversight and support for the development of graduate programs within the college. The Associate Dean works in conjunction with the Department Heads in providing support for faculty and unit research and graduate activities.

The College of Architecture, Art & Design consists of 4 academic units, approximately 50 full-time faculty and more than 750 undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Architecture (B. Arch), Art (BFA), Building Construction Science (BS), and Interior Design (BS).  Architecture, Art, and Interior Design are each accredited by external accreditation bodies (NAAB, NASAD, and CIDA), and Building Construction Science is in candidate status, has completed its first on-site visit from ACCE, and is awaiting its initial accreditation currently.  In addition to the 4 academic programs, the College is home to 2 research centers, the Fred Carl Jr. Small Town Center and the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio (Biloxi, MS).

The Associate Dean of Research is a full-time, 12-month position.  Qualified candidates must hold a terminal degree in Architecture, Art, Interior Design, Building Construction Science or a closely related field; have an established research/creative activity portfolio; possess strong interpersonal skills, university teaching; administrative experience in research or academic affairs; demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of affirmative action, cultural diversity, and international education; hold the rank of Associate Professor with tenure or higher.  Candidates who hold the rank of Professor or experience equivalent to that rank and have prior experience in administrative roles are encouraged to apply. 

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, portfolio of research and/or creative activity, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.  Review of candidates will begin February 15, 2021.  All applications received prior to that date will be given full consideration.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.