Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research, FA244
Norfolk State University - Norfolk, VA

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POSITION: Norfolk State University seeks an experienced scholar and administrator to serve as the inaugural Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The position will begin on July 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

THE UNIVERSITY: Norfolk State University is a public, urban, comprehensive University with an enrollment of 7,100 of which more than 10% are graduate students. Graduate program offerings include 3 Ph.D. programs and 15 Master's level programs. Founded in 1935, the University is located in the Hampton Roads area in the city of Norfolk and is one of 15 public four year institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. NSU has approximately 1,000 faculty and staff, five academic schools and colleges, and an annual operating budget in excess of $145 million.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dean will report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The new Dean will chair the NSU Graduate Council, implement components of the strategic plan, lead efforts to develop, market, and improve graduate programs, and generally promote a culture of graduate study and research across the campus and to external interests. The Dean will work with the NSU faculty to identify grant and contract opportunities, administer sponsored projects and lead efforts to develop domestic and international partnerships of significance to the expansion of NSU graduate and research programs.

The Dean will provide leadership for graduate student recruitment, admissions, assistantships, and degree completion. The Dean of the Graduate School will work collaboratively with other deans to ensure the quality of all graduate programs and serves as the liaison in communicating on graduate issues with internal and external stakeholders. The Dean oversees sponsored programs, implementation of the intellectual property policy and other University-wide regulatory and compliance matters.

Minimum Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must have an earned doctorate and a record of scholarly achievement in teaching, research and service that merits tenure at the level of full professor in an academic department at NSU. Significant years of successful higher education leadership experience in academic administration or administrative experience with sponsored program administration is required. Demonstrated experience with graduate program leadership with increasing levels of responsibility. Applicants must have the following credentials:

Extensive record of scholarly achievements and publications.

Substantial experience obtaining grants and contract.

Demonstrated experience in establishing domestic and international research relationships and partnerships.

Strong project management and organizational skills.

Excellent communication (oral, written and presentation) skills.

Experience managing faculty, staff, partners, graduate students, budgets, and other resources; and a clearly demonstrated ability to attract and secure increased resources.

Ability to work closely and productively with faculty and Federal, corporate and industry partners in securing external funding, and a history of attracting graduate program funding.

Ability to manage and direct regulatory mandates for creation of Animal Care facilities and other laboratories; maintenance of Biohazard and other safety standards, and adherence to Federal, State and sponsor compliance matters.

Evidence of sustained and effective commitment to graduate programs and the mentoring of graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with distance education program development in high demand discipline areas are preferred.

Special Requirements
A criminal background check is required.

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