Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 23, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0606P Working Title ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH AND FACULTY DEVELOPMENT Department CED Evironment & Design Dean's Off 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 20 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 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 College of Environment and Design and the Athens community:Located in vibrant and historic Athens, Georgia, UGA’s College of Environment and Design is home to the oldest landscape architecture program in the Southeast and the largest BLA program in the U.S. The College houses accredited BLA and MLA programs, as well as a Master of Historic Preservation, a Master of Urban Planning and Design, a Doctorate of Environmental Planning and Design, and several certificate programs including Environmental Ethics, Cultural Landscapes, and Historic Preservation. There is a strong spirit of collegiality and a wide range of research interests within the College’s diverse faculty. The BLA and MLA programs consistently rank among the top programs in the U.S. The College’s global presence includes regular programs at UGA’s campuses in Cortona, Italy, and a strong working relationship with Beijing Forestry University and Nanjing Forestry University in China, a study-abroad program in Croatia, and several additional collaborative agreements, including with universities in Bulgaria, Turkey, and Venezuela. The College presents many unique teaching, research, and outreach opportunities such as the Cultural Landscapes Lab, the Urban Research Lab, the Owens Design Library, the Circle Gallery, the Center for Community Design and Preservation, and the Founders Memorial Garden. Its main facility, the award-winning ( LEED -Gold) Jackson Street Building—a modernist landmark—provides an inspiring space for design study.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2020 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 12/23/2019 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing job qualifications and research experiences, including at least two sample research writing products or other creative work; a curriculum vita; and four references with names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.
Questions regarding the position or the content of materials should be directed to Professor James Reap, Search Committee Chair, at The search committee will begin considerations on March 1, 2020.

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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.

Position Details

Classification Title Assoc/Asst Dean AD FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenured Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development.

The new Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development ( ADR ) will lead the scholarly and creative works of the College’s faculty, both funded and unfunded, and comprising a wide variety of projects including research grants and scholarship that leads to traditional peer-reviewed publications (e.g., articles, books), as well as design-based and digital publications and entrepreneurial activities (e.g., design-build projects, exhibitions, installations, websites).

The ADR will focus on pursuing collaborative and interdisciplinary funded research opportunities across the range of faculty expertise in design/planning, technology, the humanities, social, policy, and natural sciences from government, corporate, foundation, university, and other sources. The ADR will promote greater integration of research, scholarship, and creative work and be proactive in seeking new funding models, guiding proposal development, interpreting sponsor guidelines and regulations, and acting as a liaison with the University research grants-administrator offices. The ADR will work with the College’s Grants Coordinator and sign off on grant proposals and encumbrances to faculty research accounts. In addition, the ADR will lead in mentoring faculty, doctoral and other graduate students, thus helping to enhance their career development at all stages. The ADR will serve as head of the Promotion and Tenure Unit and advise faculty on building research and creative portfolios that advance the College’s and the University’s strategic plans.

The ADR will be tenured in one of the College’s programs and report directly to the Dean. This is an academic-year, tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (preferred), with an administrative stipend, reduced teaching load, and the possibility of a summer appointment. There is also the possibility of endowment, depending on the candidate’s expertise. The start date will be July 1, 2020.

Additional Requirements

-An earned doctorate, MLA, MHP, MFA or other terminal degree in a field related to environment and design, landscape architecture, historic preservation, or urban planning and design.
-Publication record appropriate for the rank (see
-Record of funded research appropriate for the rank (see
-Ten years of relevant academic and/or administrative experience.
-To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

-Candidates with a PhD, JD, or Doctor of Design.
-Professional licensure.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The College seeks an accomplished scholar with a well-developed research agenda and ability to develop innovative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial initiatives within the College and in collaboration with other units of the University of Georgia, other universities, community partners, and beyond. Strong record in faculty and graduate students mentoring, as well as in collaborative and interdisciplinary funded research, is highly desirable. Vision and ambition to seek new funding models and expertise in guiding proposal development, interpreting sponsor guidelines and regulations, and acting as a liaison with university research grants-administrator offices, are also desirable.

The ideal candidate will have interdisciplinary expertise grounded in the College’s three main programs—historic preservation, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design—in relationship with fields such as architecture; civil and environmental engineering; ecology, geography, GIS, and geodesign; housing, health, and transportation; sustainability, resilience, and regeneration; and urban and environmental economics.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes 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.


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