Associate Dean for Research of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

POSITION:  The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Research. This position is located on the Athens campus but will have state-wide responsibilities for all research programs. The College receives significant federal, state and private support for research and has one of the strongest research programs of any College of Agriculture in the United States.


RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Associate Dean for Research of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will work closely with the Dean and Director and will be delegated the authority for supervision and fiscal management of research programs within the College as well as allied programs in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. This authority includes administration of all research personnel, budget planning, allocation of funds, acquisition of external research funds, program development, participating in USDA/NIFA research planning and evaluating activities, maintaining liaison with USDA/ARS, and promoting the visibility of agricultural research to the citizens of Georgia. In addition, the Associate Dean is expected to work with members of the agricultural industry and University community in identifying the most crucial challenges in agricultural research and developing plans to address these issues. The Associate Dean is administratively responsible to the Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Georgia and will work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean for Cooperative Extension, the Assistant Dean of the Tifton Campus, the Director of the Griffin Campus, and Academic Department Heads to ensure a coordination of efforts within the College. For more information about the College please see: .


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 was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country.  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 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.  Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at


QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate and qualifications for the rank of full professor in one of the academic departments of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Experience that demonstrates ability in research, administration, public relations, policy formulation and personnel management is desirable. The applicant should be capable of providing aggressive statewide and national leadership in pursuit of quality agricultural research programs and cooperating and working closely with the Associate Deans.


SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications.




CLOSING DATE: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday, February 19, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application including résumé and statement of philosophy of agricultural research and vision for the future. Include names and addresses of four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).


All applicants must apply online at FacultyJobs@UGA. Please see the job posting at:


To request a descriptive Opportunity Profile for this position, provide a nomination, or seek additional information, please contact Rebecca Rykard, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-5769 or . Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.


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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.