Position Title / Rank: Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies
College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences
Department: Dean's Office
Deadline: Noon on October 26, 2018
Please reference AD #18-58
Applications are invited for the position of Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. The initial appointment will be for five years and is renewable once. The preferred start date is January 1, 2019.
Candidates must be tenured faculty in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences who have significant administrative experience and a strong record of research and scholarship, including consistent success with tri-council funding. A strong record of successful graduate student teaching, supervision, and mentorship is also required. A record of attracting and mentoring exceptional post-doctoral applicants, directing inter- and multi-disciplinary research teams and leading community-university research programs are considered assets. The successful candidate will have a deep appreciation of the range of disciplines represented in the College, as well as the ability to champion the College’s research and graduate education mission. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership and management capabilities and strong interpersonal and communication skills. A record of sustained successful involvement at college and university levels would be an asset.
The primary role of the Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) (ADRGS) is to provide strategic leadership to support and enhance research activities and graduate programs in the College, towards achievement of the College’s strategic goals and objectives. The ADRGS has responsibility for support and administrative oversight of the College’s research and graduate teaching centres. The ADRGS will also guide strategic research and graduate studies initiatives, including those relating to enhancing the graduate student experience, inter- and trans-disciplinarity, inclusion and diversity, internationalization, and Indigenization. More broadly, the ADRGS works closely with the Dean and Associate Dean (Academic) to provide overall leadership to the College. The ADRGS is the primary liaison between CSAHS and the Office of Research and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and is the manager of the ADRGS office.
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Inquiries and applications should be directed to:
Gwen Chapman, Dean
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Applications must be submitted by noon, Friday, October 26, 2018, and should include a curriculum vitae and a brief (2-3 page) self-assessment of the skills and experience the applicant will bring to the position.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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