Associate Dean for Applied Research and Development
The Associate Dean for Applied Research and
Development will be responsible for strategic planning
focused on executing applied research and development initiatives
for the college, to include: growing research expenditures and
infrastructure; oversight and direction of faculty research,
grants, & contracts; supporting research-intensive faculty
hires and retention; developing capacity for high-impact
undergraduate and graduate research experiences that increase
retention and prepare students equitably for careers in their
fields; promoting research communications and marketing efforts,
and fostering collaborations with academia, industry, government,
non-profits, and local, state, national, and international
organizations. In addition to being a college of the University of
Arizona, CAST operates as a branch campus and is located in Sierra
Vista, Arizona. The Associate Dean for Applied Research and
Development will work closely with CAST leadership to build a
strong team of culturally diverse faculty and staff who are
committed to preparing traditional, post-traditional, and transfer
students for success in a 21st-century workforce.
This position requires a self-directed individual with excellent oral and written communication skills; with experience in strategic planning, project team facilitation, and the successful pursuit of grants and awards; with the ability to be forward-thinking in anticipating funding opportunities; and with a commitment to excellence, collaboration, and creativity.
The Associate Dean position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology. The Associate Dean for Applied Research and Development is a Tenured Faculty appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor in the College of Applied Science and Technology with an Administrative Component. The Associate Dean may supervise office support staff.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values students, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
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