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Associate Dean, UHM
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Office of Associate Dean and Associate Dir for Research, C of Trop Agr and Human Resources
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
October 07, 2013
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins February 14, 2014
Salary Information:
Commensurate with experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately July 2014, subject to position clearance. For best consideration all application materials should be received by February 14, 2014.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Provides leadership and establishes goals for a relevant and effective agricultural and human resources research program in consultation with the administrative management team, department chairpersons, faculty and clientele; approves, monitors and evaluates research projects; initiates specific projects; coordinates interdepartmental and interdisciplinary projects; and integrates research policies, priorities and programs with those of the Associate Dean and Associate Director for Cooperative Extension and the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. The Associate Dean and Associate Director for Research serves as a member of the CTAHR administrative group and is accountable to the Dean and Director of CTAHR.
  2. Develops policies and budgets with Dean's concurrence. Coordinates the research budget and allocation of state and federal research funds.
  3. Maintains liaison with National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), coordinating CTAHR faculty participation in regional research projects and represent CTAHR regionally, nationally and internationally, including attendance at regular meetings of the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors.
  4. Coordinates grants, grant preparation workshops, identification of potential funding sources and stimulate submission of grant applications for extramural funding.
  5. Develops and implements in collaboration with University sources, a faculty development program focusing on research faculty enhancement.
  6. In cooperation with the Associate Dean and Associate Director for Cooperative Extension, manages an internal grants program.
  7. Identifies new research position priorities and position reassignments according to evolving research priorities. Integrates research policies, priorities and programs with Academic and Student Affairs and Extension programs.
  8. Coordinates on- and off-campus research/extension centers in consultation with department chairpersons, regional directors, and the CTAHR administrative team; and coordinates the research budget requests and allocation of state and federal funds.
  9. Participates in contract renewal, tenure and promotion and post-tenure evaluation of CTAHR faculty.
  10. Serves on designated College, University and national committees related to research programs. Also serves on advisory committees of other agencies/groups as requested and considered beneficial for CTAHR.
  11. Maintains close communications with agriculture, natural resources, community and family organizations to identify research needs.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a discipline associated with CTAHR and have attained the academic rank of associate professor (I-4 or C-4 or equivalent) or have demonstrated a record of comparable professional experience prior to appointment.
  2. Demonstrated leadership at the department chair or higher administrative position in agriculture, family and consumer science, or related sciences.
  3. Have an established record of research productivity and extramural funding.
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative programs with faculty and non-university collaborators.
  5. Demonstrated success in team building.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Progressive record of involvement in community activities.
  2. Involvement in administrative activities of regional and national research organizations.
  3. Qualified as Rank 5, professor.

To Apply:
Submit the following to the address listed below: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3 ) names and contact information for at least three professional references and 4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire).
  1. CTAHR Personnel Office
  2. 3050 Maile Way, Gilmore 207
  3. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. David Christopher; 808-956-8550;

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