Associate Dean for Research & Graduate E
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks an exceptional scholar for the position of Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education ( As a member of the Dean’s Executive Staff, the Associate Dean will provide leadership for the college in advancing its research and graduate missions and for the integration of those missions within the larger goals of CLAS and the university. This is a three-year renewable administrative position that carries a twelve-month appointment.

Required Qualifications for the position include:

● Terminal degree in a discipline within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
● Record of accomplishments commensurate with appointment to a tenured faculty position, research faculty position, or senior research scientist
● Successful record of sustained federally funded research as a principal investigator
● Record of excellence in graduate education, including both mentoring and classroom instruction
● Significant administrative experience related to research and/or graduate education
● Demonstrated commitment to the mission of a college of liberal arts and sciences, that includes departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and military sciences
● Awareness of new and emerging research and funding trends
● Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion as a value in the college

In addition, strong preference will be given to candidates with:
● Demonstrated ability to develop and foster an interdisciplinary research and graduate education culture
● Experience in expanding research capacity in a unit or college
● Experience in serving on external review panels and reviewing publications for national research journals
● Ability to work in a collaborative environment
● Experience in the assessment of graduate programs

We are looking for an Associate Dean to realize our strategic vision of prominence in research and graduate education. The Associate Dean will advance this vision and its integration with the college’s role in undergraduate education and engagement; facilitate opportunities for scholars across disciplines to develop research communities; lead in the creation, support and ongoing evaluation of research centers, clusters, institutes and programs; supervise the Director of the CLAS Office of Research; identify, promote and facilitate opportunities for inter-unit and interdisciplinary research collaborations within the college, with other colleges, and with other institutions of higher learning; act as liaison with the Office of Research & Economic Development; and provide leadership for the role of community engagement, applied research, technology transfer, and other forms of public interface of our research capacity.

This position also has responsibility for implementing relevant policy and practices on research personnel; safety and compliance; the approval of new research proposals from CLAS; and oversight of college research and graduate education budgets and programs, as well as research facilities within the college.

The Associate Dean will advance graduate education synergistically by providing oversight of the development of effective policies and evaluation mechanisms that strengthen graduate programs and foster a sense of shared goals and community among the graduate degree programs and certificates in the College; promote and facilitate external support for graduate education, including the development of proposals for graduate fellowships and traineeships; promote the college’s efforts to attract and retain excellent graduate students from diverse backgrounds; foster innovative approaches to graduate education, including promoting and implementing new models for interdisciplinary training and developing and implementing pilot programs aimed at improving student success; and collaborate with the Dean of the Graduate School to promote and facilitate the development and implementation of new campus-wide policies and practices aimed at strengthening the excellence and competitiveness of the graduate programs at the university.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban research university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master's degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.

Charlotte is also one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The metro area boasts world-class events, dining, culture, and professional sports, plus such hot spots as the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the Mint Museum of Art, Discovery Place, the Children’s Theatre, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and more. Charlotte hosts a professional football team, a professional basketball team, and minor league baseball. We offer a thriving craft beer industry and plenty of opportunities for live music, including two outdoor amphitheatres.

Applications and Nominations
For more information, confidential inquiries, or nominations, please contact Search Chair Stephanie Moller at (subject line: UNCC Hire) or 704-687-7824. Candidates must apply online at, position #006900. Please include a letter, clearly responding to the qualifications listed above, a current and complete CV, and contact information for three references. References will be contacted at the final stage of the search. Screening of applications will begin September 23, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is negotiable.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 28223

Contact Information
Stephanie Moller, Search Chair
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, 28223