Senior Associate Dean for Research

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in Wisconsin

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 15, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS).

The College seeks an exceptional individual to develop collaborative, extramurally funded research programs and work with the faculty and administration to expand the research portfolio of the college. In conjunction with the faculty, the position will coordinate and lead efforts to establish highly visible, highly funded research centers and/or institutes in interdisciplinary focus areas of the college. The position will promote collaboration with other units within UWM as well as with external entities. Research connections with industry are uniquely important for UWM, and the position will work closely with all stakeholders to develop and grow those connections. Growth in research activity is key to achieving the vision for the College as elucidated in the College's strategic and academic plans. This position presents an excellent opportunity for the right individual to continue their professional growth and career development in an environment that is poised for rapid advancement.

Working in conjunction with the faculty and academic staff, Directors, Associate and Assistant Deans, and the Dean, as well as the Vice Provost for Research, the position will also ensure the growth, development, and effective functioning of the College's research enterprise including interaction with investigators and facilitation of development of research collaborations, review of research centers and their leadership teams, oversight for pre- and post- award support, management and approval of proposals, projects, and matching requests, distribution of indirect returns, and establishment and management of shared research facilities.

UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin's premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive education at the undergraduate and graduate level to its 28,000 students. The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of five departments--Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College has approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students. Greater Milwaukee, the third-ranked manufacturing center in the United States, is home to 400+ engineering firms and 1300+ manufacturing firms with annual receipts over 24 billion dollars. The College has a long history of industrial collaboration and research support.
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Candidates must have a doctorate in engineering or a related field and have a strong record for appointment at the rank of Full Professor in one of our departments. The candidate must be a leader in their chosen field of study, have an excellent record of scholarship, and have a demonstrated history of securing extramural research funds. Experience in securing and managing collaborative research programs is required. Experience in academic administration is preferred.

Salary and Benefits
In addition to a faculty appointment, the Senior Associate Dean position is a full-time appointment with a 12-month salary. The salary includes a negotiable administrative supplement, which will be forfeited when the faculty member leaves administrative service.

On-Line Application Procedure
Application materials should include a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, research vision and plan for the College, detailed curriculum vitae, and a minimum of three references with contact information. The complete application package must be submitted electronically to Screening begins on August 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the successful candidate would start on or before January 1, 2015. General questions can be directed to the chair of the Search and Screen

Committee, Dr. Junhong Chen at or 414.229.2615. Under Wisconsin's open records law, requests for confidentiality will be honored, except that names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed.
UWM offers competitive salary commensurate with experience. Further information about UWM may be found at UWM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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