Associate Dean for Research and Outreach
Penn State Harrisburg, a comprehensive College of The Pennsylvania State University, invites applications and nominations for the position Associate Dean for Research and Outreach.
Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, near the city of Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The College is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. Penn State Harrisburg has an enrollment of more than 5000 resident instruction students, including a broad, diverse and non-traditional population and brings nationally accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania's Capital Region. The College offers undergraduate students the opportunity to earn associate degrees in three majors and baccalaureate degrees in 37 academic majors. As a graduate center, the College offers 33 master's degrees and three doctoral degree programs. To learn more about the College please visit http://harrisburg.psu.edu
This is a senior leadership position responsible for promoting high-impact research and scholarship across the various academic disciplines and units of the College. The position requires the strategic vision needed to plan and develop new, innovative research and outreach programs that engage faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, government and industry partners, alumni, philanthropic donors, and other external constituencies. The Pennsylvania State University as a whole is ranked among the top 20 research universities in the nation with total FY 2019 research expenditures of more than $1 billion. Penn State Harrisburg accounts for fraction of this total, and a goal of the College is to increase sponsored research and scholarly activities at our campus over the coming decade.
This Associate Dean directly oversees multiple units within the Office of Research and Outreach including:
The Associate Dean for Research and Outreach reports to the College Chancellor and works in collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration, and the leadership of the College and the University. Primary duties include:
Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mix of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace. Penn State Harrisburg is a diverse campus of Penn State, and we are deeply committed to supporting a culturally, ethnically, and racially inclusive environment.
The preferred candidate will possess: an earned doctorate; a record of excellence in integrated teaching, research, and service; significant and proven experience in developing and managing large interdisciplinary sponsored research programs, academic leadership in an interdisciplinary setting; proven management skills; commitment to cultural diversity; and skills for developing collaborative relationships with government, industry and other university partners. The successful candidate with an exceptional academic track record in teaching, research, and service may be considered for appointment as a full professor and/or tenure in the college. Preferred starting date is July 1, 2021.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references.
Penn State Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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