Associate Dean for Research - School of Computer and Cyber Sciences

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jan 18, 2024
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description


Associate Dean for Research - School of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Job ID: 267391
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Augusta University's School of Computer and Cyber Sciences seeks a faculty member for the position of Associate Dean for Research. The Associate Dean for Research is responsible for providing visionary leadership in building the Schools research momentum in alignment with the institutions mission statement and strategic plan. As a member of the Deans leadership team, the Associate Dean will be acquainted with all aspects of the Schools growth and will represent and advocate all issues of research in strategic planning associated with the students, faculty and academic programs. The Associate Dean works closely and collaboratively with the research leadership of other colleges at Augusta University. The Associate Dean will be focused on the Schools mission of providing a rich intellectual, academic and research environment for educating students to become leaders in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and in its application. This position will be at the rank of Professor and tenured.



The Associate Dean for Research will report to the Dean and will be responsible for the following:


Actively advise and notify school faculty of opportunities for applying for externally sponsored research and mentor faculty (particularly junior faculty) on grant writing, grant submission process, and managing existing awards.


Build and enhance research relationships with existing partners of the School, including Georgia Cyber Center, Savannah River National Lab, other college on AU campus, and DOD organizations at Fort Eisenhower, and help create collaboration opportunities for school faculty.


Work in conjunction with senior leadership on new initiatives that will enhance and grow research expenditures for the research and AU.


Participate in speaking engagements to convey the School programs, initiatives, student accomplishments and benefits to the community and state.


Identifying opportunities to connect college resources to research and student needs.


Required Qualifications

An earned doctoral degree in computer science/engineering, information systems, or a related discipline. The candidate will need a minimum of seven to ten years full time experience and bring a substantial personal record in research and education.

Professor- this rank requires a doctoral degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity, computer engineering or related disciplines. At least five years at the rank of Associate Professor or comparable training, background, and experience are required. The candidate must have an active externally-funded research program and a strong record of competitive federal or state research funding. The candidate must have an outstanding record of publications appearing in high quality venues, including journals and conference proceedings, and commensurate with being a recognized research leader in their discipline. The candidate must be highly visible within their research community as indicated by chairing the technical program committees of established conferences and/or by serving on the editorial boards of leading journals. The candidate must have a proven record of mentoring doctoral students and successfully leading them to graduation.



The candidate must bring professional maturity and documentation to support the following skills and characteristics:


Documented leadership skills.


Extensive mentorship experience.


Successful experience with the supervision of staff in a complex organization and the successful management of multiple programs in a higher education setting.


Highly developed human relations skills, leading to the ability to work well with staff and volunteers of all levels and backgrounds in the organization.


Strong communication skills: written, oral, public speaking and listening.


Strong planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple relationships in a highly matrixed organization.


Budget and financial management experience.


Desire and ability to enact change, strong task orientation and high level of energy.


Personal characteristics associate with successful academic professionals, including a vigorous work ethic, sound judgment, impeccable integrity, demonstrated initiative, appropriate professional appearance, attitude and personality to work effectively with colleagues, senior leadership of the university, volunteers, and constituents.


Affinity with the overall mission of Augusta University.



This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Professor - Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

Augusta University's School of Computer & Cyber Sciences is located at the center of many academic, governmental and corporate partnerships critical to the nation's cyber security and technology enterprise, including the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the National Security Agency, Savannah River National Laboratory, and the U.S. Army Cyber Command, we are laying the foundation for a future of great opportunities all around. Now is the time to be a part of Augusta University's newest college! Our faculty bring valuable, practical skills into the classroom. Our students are innovators, doers and thinkers. The opportunities are boundless for you to pursue life-changing education at the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. And we're just getting started.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


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Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.


Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.


For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

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Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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