Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach

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The College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and UGA Extension seek a nationally recognized leader in university outreach, extension and related scholarly endeavors to serve as Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach with rank of Professor with tenure. Allocation of effort is 75% public service and outreach and 25% applied research. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in discipline relevant to the position, demonstrated leadership at a management level within an outreach or Cooperative Extension program or unit, demonstrated ability to secure external funding in support of applied research and public service outreach programs, and demonstrated scholarly work as evidence by peer-reviewed publications. To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. They also must be approved for tenure upon appointment for hire. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College. The position is 12-months and begins July 1, 2019 or as negotiated.

The Associate Dean will inspire an expansive vision for a world-class Extension and outreach program of FACS within a leading land-grant university. He or she will build relationships through various leadership and program development groups, working closely with administrators in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UGA Extension, Office of the Vice President of Public Service and Outreach and other colleges and units for the successful application of research base of the university to priority needs of the state and foster integrated research and outreach approaches to program development and evaluation. The Associate Dean will lead through the Georgia Clinical Translational Science Alliance community engaged research committee to address health and wellness needs, particularly in rural and underserved populations by strengthening existing and expanding new research collaborations and by enriching interprofessional education to include personnel from FACS, pharmacy and other disciplines so that they can learn how to work together as a team to discover new approaches and treatments that improve health outcomes.

The University of Georgia (UGA), located in Athens, 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 has approximately 36,000 students and has been consistently ranked as one of the top public institutions of higher education in the United States. For more information about Athens, visit www.visitathensga.com; and for Georgia, visit www.georgia.gov. Celebrating 100 years 1918-2018, Family and Consumer Sciences http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ is guided by the signature motto "Knowledge for Real Life." FACS faculty and students study and apply the principles of design and business, the sciences and technologies to develop healthier people and thriving communities through more effective educators and a high-tech global workforce. More than 75 faculty, 1,780 undergraduates and 300 graduate students are involved in teaching, research and outreach programs in the fields of child and family development; foods and nutrition; financial planning, housing and consumer economics; and textiles, merchandising and interiors. Through funding from UGA Extension http://extension.uga.edu/ and the FACS, department-based specialists in cooperation with county-based agents of the College of Agricultural and the Environmental Sciences http://www.caes.uga.edu/ extend lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through researchbased education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. FACS Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension specialists and agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices. The college’s outreach programs, in addition to UGA Extension emanates from specialized centers and institutes, include the Institute on Human Development and Disability, Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, ASPIRE Clinic, and others. Additional information about the college and university can be found at: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ and http://www.uga.edu/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications received by January 30, 2019 will receive full consideration. Position is open until filled. Complete applications will include a letter of application, a vita, a copy of transcript for graduate study, and names and contact information for three references. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the UGAJobs https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/33359

Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr.Lynn Bailey (folate@uga.edu) or Ms. Janet Fowler (facsassocdeans@uga.edu).

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 (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.