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Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

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APPLICATIONS: Must submit (1) letter of application, (2) summary of interest and experience in academic leadership, (3) curriculum vita, (4) Unofficial Transcript Applications must be submitted to: To received optimal consideration, applications should be received by July 22, 2017 , however, this search will continue review all applications until closed. Please be aware that only finalists will be requested to provide at least three names to be contacted for letter of reference. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to: Dr. Robert N. Shulstad Associate Dean for Research 109 Conner Hall Athens, GA 30602-7503

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Professor
Posting Number 2017_00381F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Title Code 88020
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Job Summary

The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs is directly responsible to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and will assist in developing and administering instructional programs in accordance with federal, state, and college guidelines and policies. The Assistant Dean will be expected to:
1) provide leadership and assist in the implementation of undergraduate and graduate academic programs, particularly in curriculum matters and learning assessment;
2) coordinate the development of effective programs for student recruitment, retention, enrichment and career development;
3) represent academic programs at university, state, and national levels;
4) assist in and promote faculty development;
5) cooperate with other college administrators and academic unit heads in the development and implementation of college programs;
6) be sensitive to and seek cultural diversity in faculty, staff and students.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered university in the country. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.

UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students, including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has approximately 2000 students, over 570 tenure track and public service faculty members, and more than 1000 support employees across the state. The College receives significant federal, state and private support for instruction, research and extension, and is considered to be one of the leading agricultural colleges in the United States. In the most recent National Taiwan University rankings, the College was ranked 8th among USA programs in Plant and Animal Sciences. For more information about the College please see:

The position is available August 1, 2017.

“The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.”

Minimum Qualifications

1. Candidates must have an earned doctorate and hold the rank of full professor in agricultural, environmental or related sciences.
2. Candidates must show evidence of excellence in teaching and have the ability to work with college-wide instruction programs.
3. Candidates must have leadership skills, the ability to recruit and engage students and have an appreciation for the teaching, research and Extension missions of the land-grant university.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 06/23/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation
  3. List of References with Contact Information