East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

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East Carolina University (ECU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Human Ecology. ECU is located in the coastal region of North Carolina in Greenville, a rapidly growing city of more than 84,000 persons in Pitt County (population 168,148); it serves a large rural area. Of the 27,000-plus students enrolled at the university, 23 percent are minorities and 77 percent are white non-Hispanics. Twenty-one percent of all students are enrolled in distance education courses only. With a mission of teaching, research, and service, ECU is a dynamic institution connecting people and ideas, finding solutions to problems, and seeking the challenges of the future.

As a public doctoral degree granting institution, ECU is committed to its mission "to serve as a national model for public service and regional transformation." The university is the third largest in the University of North Carolina (UNC), which consists of the state's sixteen degree-granting public institutions. ECU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees and is designated as an academic health center by the Association of American Health Centers. Governed by its own Board of Trustees, which is responsible to the UNC Board of Governors, ECU offers 75 departmental certificates, 102 baccalaureate degree programs, 77 master's degree programs, two specialist degree programs, four first professional programs, and 16 doctoral programs in our professional colleges, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Brody School of Medicine.

The College of Human Ecology:

The College of Human Ecology is comprised of six (6) units that focus on serving individuals, families, and communities: Child Development and Family Relations, Criminal Justice, Interior Design and Merchandising, Nutrition Science, School of Hospitality Leadership, and the School of Social Work. Through these disciplines we are able to offer over 20 interesting and innovative academic programs that include undergraduate and graduate degrees. The vision for the College is to be recognized as the national model for creating professional leaders who enhance the well-being of people and communities, thus the motto: Enriching Lives, Enhancing Communities.

Currently, the College has approximately 400+ graduate students in eight (8) different graduate programs and over 1,500 undergraduate students in 11 undergraduate programs. Information regarding each graduate program in the college may be found at

Position Description:

Currently, the College of Human Ecology has $2.7M in external funding, with another $4M submitted. The Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies is responsible for facilitating significant research, scholarly, and creative advancements in the college; coordinating the development of high impact disciplinary and multidisciplinary projects involving major external funding (as appropriate) and engaging faculty researchers and administrators to further the research agenda. Additionally, the Associate Dean oversees start-up fund requests and management for new faculty researchers.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate must have an earned doctorate in a relevant academic discipline from an appropriately accredited institution within one of the six units in CHE, and a scholarly record commensurate with a tenured, senior-level faculty appointment. The candidate must have extensive knowledge of federal funding processes, policies, and regulations, as well as experience working with public and private funding agencies. The candidate will play a key leadership role in increasing the college's national research profile, and in promoting and expanding inter-disciplinary and multi-institutional research collaborations at the local, national, and international levels.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application: Screening of applications will begin November 19, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2013. A complete application consists of the following electronic documents: a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, and contact information of at least five professional references. Other documentation will be required upon employment. Only complete applications submitted through the ECU electronic system will be considered.
The selected individual will be required to submit to consent to conduct a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be submitted as attachments online.

Letters may be addressed to the chair of the search committee:

Dr. Ginger A. Woodard
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
College of Human Ecology
Mail Stop 505 Rivers Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

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