North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (A&T) State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean of Research and Innovation (ADRI). The ADRI reports to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Science and is a member of the College of Health and Human Sciences Leadership Team. The ADRI is responsible for developing and implementing the vision, plan, and policies to guide the college’s research goals and outcomes, and for leading all aspects of the college’s research infrastructure and operations. The ADRI is expected to work closely and collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, and staff.
The Associate Dean will provide leadership to the research and innovation arm of the college and is responsible for increasing sponsored research; encouraging and supporting CHHS investigators; facilitating multidisciplinary projects; seeking out new sources of funding; connecting the departments and the school of nursing in innovative and creative ways for success in the research funding space; and, overseeing the ethical, informed and safe conduct of research.
The ADRI will have academic and scientific experience in conducting and managing research programs; securing external funding; familiarity with federal grant finance and compliance issues; experience evaluating research proposals; and, will possess the leadership qualities and abilities needed to help the college achieve its vision of being internationally acclaimed for its interdisciplinary and innovative research.
Specific responsibilities of the ADRI include: mentoring faculty (especially junior faculty) on research career issues; providing leadership and oversight for the research committee; assisting faculty with overseeing their research budgets and programs; evaluating research center opportunities; evaluating and approving indirect cost waivers; evaluating grant cost-sharing opportunities and presenting the evaluation to the dean; fostering collaborative, interdisciplinary research between departments and between the school of nursing and other academic units at NC A&T; working with the Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED) on all aspects of research administration including compliance and financial issues.