Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Featured Jobs Posted On: Wed Nov 20 2019 Job Description:
The Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education will advance the university vision, mission, and strategic plan by elevating and expanding scholarship, research, creative activity, and graduate education. In particular, this individual will promote and stimulate academic research, grant writing, and funding for research and graduate education. Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Provost will fully align research, sponsored activities, and graduate education with the overall academic mission of the University. Oversight for scholarship and graduate education includes the development and implementation of a vision, mission, and strategic plan, in addition to recruitment initiatives, curricular initiatives, program assessment, budget and funding allocations, and supervision of staff.
Earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution with academic and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with full professor rank in one of the University's academic programs.
Established success in acquiring and managing external funding.
Recognized scholar with a record of achievements in research or creative activity.
Demonstrated abilities in creating a culture of research and/or creative activity among faculty, staff and graduate students.
Extensive knowledge of and experience with grant-funded research and creative activity, graduate education, and research compliance.
Proven leadership and personnel management experience as well as being a collegial, team player.
Sound understanding of university processes, organizational and governance structures, and higher education policies and regulations.
Ability to create, implement, and sustain interdisciplinary partnerships across the university.
Established knowledge and skills in graduate program planning, recruitment, retention, and project management.
Demonstrated commitment to elevating diversity and inclusion as well as affirmative action and equal opportunity procedures and principles.
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