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Assistant Dean for Research

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Posting Number F0924P Working Title Assistant Dean for Research Department VetMed-Research & Graduate Aff About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (” target=“_blank”> >)
College/Unit/Department website Posting Type Internal (PEP) Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 10/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 07/07/2021 Job Closing Date 08/07/2021 Open until filled No Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must hold a current faculty position at the rank of Professor or Clinical Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia .

The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity and inclusion of the College and the Veterinary Profession. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths/experiences in these areas as it relates to teaching, research and/or service in their cover letter.

In addition to a cover letter, applicants should also attach a document that describes their vision on research. Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Classification Title Assoc/Asst Dean AD FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Negotiable Minimum Qualifications
Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline. Position Summary
Applicants must hold a current faculty position at the rank of Professor or Clinical Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. The Assistant Dean for Research will enable the success of basic, clinical and translational researchers by working with CVM and UGA administrations to provide leadership, vision, and mentoring as well as playing a facilitative role through positive relationships with the CVM and campus-wide research communities. The Assistant Dean will coordinate and lead efforts in promoting innovations in research by improving cross-departmental, cross-discipline and cross-professional research collaborations. Responsibilities will include building research collaborations; assisting in the strengthening and promoting of research infrastructure; oversight for professional development activities for faculty and students related to research; program assessment; attend meetings and represent the CVM as needed; keep the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty and Graduate Affairs discretion ( ADRFGA ) and CVM informed of needs and successes related to the Research program; and additional duties as assigned at the ADRFGA . Additional Requirements Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Oversight of Research Programs

Assist in building research collaborations’, management and improvement of research infrastructure, maximizing financial resources including extramural funding from federal and other sources, enhancing research communications and marketing strategies, and space planning and utilization. Coordinate research training programs for faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Additional duties as assigned include but not limited to: contract and grant conduct, technology transfer, research subject conduct (animal, human, biosafety, stem cell), integrity in research, research conflict of interest, research space, research resource development, and compliance issues.

Percentage Of Time 35 Duties/Responsibilities

Georgia Veterinary Scholars Program ( GVSP )

Direct the GVSP 12-week immersive research summer program for rising 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students. The program is sponsored, in part, by the UGA CVM, Boehringer Ingelheim and The National Institutes of Health. Organize the solicitation and selection of students and research mentors for the program with the NIH grant PI coordinator (currently Dr. Susan Sanchez). Provide students a current and comprehensive biomedical research experiences to enhance awareness of the importance of research in veterinary medicine and to encourage promising veterinary students to enter a career in research.

Percentage Of Time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Grants and Grant Writing Workshop

Coordinate and publicize requests for proposals for grants such as “Grants on the Edge Program” and “Swanson Feline Research Award”. Manage the applications and review process by the CVM Research Committee when appropriate; arrange for scientific

editing, statistical assistance, peer review or other services to assist faculty in the grant writing process; and manage database of applicants, awards, outcomes (e.g. submissions, resubmissions, publications).

Promote and coordinate team building activities for training grant and multi-investigator grant submission by improving cross-departmental, cross-discipline and cross-professional research collaboration, including basic, clinical and translational research.

Coordinate all activities associated with the UGA CVM Office of Research and Faculty and Graduate Affairs intensive grant-writing seminars with “Grantwriters’ Seminars & Workshops”. Solicit and enroll participants in the seminar which is unlimited and is open to all faculty, postdoctoral scholars, interns, residents and graduate students. Arrange for each participant to receive one grant-writing workbook of their choice ( NIH, USDA, NSF, or Any Agency). Organize the competitive application process for faculty and select faculty (up to 15 faculty per year) with the “Grantwriters’ Seminars and Workshops” grant writer facilitator (currently Dr. Lauren Broyles) to attend a 7 month “Phase II” workshop. Monitor the progress of faculty with the grant writer facilitator, for the one-on-one grantsmanship training and preparation of a proposal that will be submitted to a federal agency or foundation.

Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

Program Assessment

Develop and assess research program outcomes including the development of evaluation forms; maintain a secure database; report outcomes assessment data to the CVM Dean and Associate Deans, CVM Research Committee and Xitracs where appropriate; and respond to issues, concerns and suggestions raised by outcomes assessments to improve CVM research and training programs.

Percentage Of Time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Steeve Giguère Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium ( SGSVMS )

Co-Chair the SGSVMS with the Chair of the CVM Research Committee. The Symposium is a day-long event that showcases the breadth of research being conducted at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. Coordinate with the other co-chair activities of the symposium including selection of the Keynote Speaker with input from the CVM Research Committee, organize the presentations by research trainees at all levels and provide first and second year veterinary students the opportunity to explore the scope of veterinary research and career opportunities while learning about the rigor involved in scientific inquiry (the Symposium is a required part of their curriculum).

Percentage Of Time 5 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently hold a faculty position in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the rank of Professor or Clinical Professor at the University of Georgia?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents

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