Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Success, San José State University

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: September 13, 2023 through October 15, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

The Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Success (ADR&FS) is responsible for facilitating and enhancing research, scholarly, and creative activity (RSCA) in the College of Social Sciences (CoSS) and for supporting the success of faculty in all areas of their academic assignment. Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean serves as a key member of the College leadership team, providing support and facilitating faculty and student RSCA; tenure-track and tenured faculty recruitment, retention, evaluation, and development; and development and implementation of strategic initiatives, grants, and interdisciplinary partnerships. The ADR&FS coordinates and carries out the College’s commitment to supporting faculty and student RSCA representing a diversity of disciplines and reflecting and responding to the diverse challenges and problems facing our local and global community. In all these areas, the ADR&FS realizes the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence through culturally sustaining and academically affirming approaches to engaging students and faculty. The College of Social Sciences is undergoing a strategic planning process and the ADR&FS will have the opportunity to meaningfully shape the college’s strategic research priorities with profound impacts on faculty and student success, and the profile of the College.

The Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Success serves as a key member of the College leadership team and is expected to work collaboratively with departments and programs across the university to support all aspects of faculty success in the College. The ADR&FS supports strategic planning and implements initiatives related to the mission and vision of the College and the University, including programs and projects with regional and national organizations. The ADR&FS helps ensure compliance with policies and procedures, research issues, analyzes institutional data, prepares reports, recommends policy or procedural changes, and handles confidential issues that arise in the college. The ADR&FS represents the Dean and serves in their capacity as needed and directed when the Dean is absent. The ADR&FS works with the Dean, Associate Dean of Academics (ADA) and Director of Resource Operations (DRO), and Dean’s office staff to support department chairs and faculty and ensure a positive, collegial, collaborative culture in the College.

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