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Associate Dean of Graduate Education & Innovation (FA637A1)

Old Dominion University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The position reports to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and is a member of the College of Health Sciences Leadership Team. The position is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of the vision, strategic plan and policies to guide the college’s graduate education and research innovation goals and outcomes. The position is expected to work closely and collaboratively with faculty, school chairs, and staff.
The Associate Dean will provide leadership to the research and innovation arm of the college and is responsible for increasing sponsored research, encouraging and supporting College of Health Sciences investigators; facilitating multidisciplinary projects; seeking out new sources of funding; connecting the schools and colleges in innovative and creative ways for success in the research funding space; and overseeing the ethical, informed, and safe conduct of research.

Within graduate education, the Associate Dean will advance excellence in graduate education, support student success, and promote and cultivate diversity and inclusion as an educational priority. The Associate Dean will facilitate communication between the Graduate School and College leadership.

Specific responsibilities include: providing oversight on faculty mentoring on research career; providing leadership and oversight for the research council and graduate program directors committee; oversight of graduate assistantship distribution; reviewing resource investment in innovative projects; fostering collaborative interdisciplinary research between schools and academic units; providing guidance on school statements for evaluating scholarly activity/research; and designated committee service.

Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

The Associate Dean will have considerable academic and scientific experience in:

  • Conducting and managing research projects;
  • Securing external funding;
  • Teaching graduate students;
  • Familiarity with federal grant finance and compliance issues;
  • Experience evaluating research proposals, and;
  • Will possess the leadership qualities and abilities needed to help the college achieve its vison for being nationally acclaimed for its interdisciplinary and innovative research.
  • Eligible for a tenured faculty position within the Schools of Dental Hygiene, Medical Diagnostic & Translational Sciences, Nursing, or Rehabilitation Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications - Education/Training

  • Earned terminal research degree in health-related field;
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and/or management experience;
  • Record of external funding, and;
  • Defined and robust research agenda.

Minimum Qualifications – Other

The successful candidate will have the experience and distinguished scholarly record consistent with an Associate or Full Professor with Tenure.

Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required

Applicants should submit:

  1. A letter of interest/application;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Contact information for three professional references (including email addresses and phone numbers)

Applications should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin November 8, 2021, and the position will remain open until an appointment is made.

Conditions of Employment

In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel. Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel. 

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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