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Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Auburn University

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2023
Title Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Admin - Human Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
    Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Research
    Graduate Education
    Graduate Education
The College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies (ADR) expected to begin January 1, 2024. The ADR will be responsible for all aspects of the research, scholarship, economic development, and graduate studies across the College of Human Sciences and will report to the Dean.

Primary responsibilities
Primary responsibilities will include: (1) mentor faculty in producing quality scholarly work; (2) facilitate recruitment and mentoring of quality graduate students; (3) identify funding opportunities from a range of potential sponsors; (4) assist faculty in developing a successful record of securing external sponsorship for scholarly work; (5) develop and promote interdisciplinary partnerships yielding scholarly outcomes; (6) manage the College research and graduate studies administrative office; (7) promote the Human Sciences research agenda at the national level; (8) facilitate matters regarding federal compliance, research administration, and legislative opportunities and/or guidelines; (9) manage conflict of interest, Intellectual Property (IP), and technology transfer; (10) possess an understanding of the landscape of economic development at local, state and broader levels to identify opportunities for human sciences; (11) identify and expand commercialization and product development opportunities; (12) facilitate active research involvement in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES); (13) serve as research liaison between the College and the AAES, Office of the Senior Vice-President for Research and Economic Development, and the Graduate School; (14) represent the Dean and the College to internal and external constituencies, and; (15) create a plan for meeting the research and economic development goals of the college and university.

The College of Human Sciences at Auburn University, established in 1916, has approximately 1,670 students distributed among the Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management; the departments of Consumer and Design Sciences; Nutritional Sciences; and Human Development and Family Science, and an Office of Global Education. These academic units offer seven undergraduate degrees, four minors, five master’s degree programs, and four doctoral programs. The College of Human Sciences includes two academic centers, Hunger Solutions Institute and The Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. The College of Human Sciences offers several study abroad programs and is home to the institution’s only permanent international campus, situated outside Rome, Italy. For more information, please see

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