Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). This Associate Dean for Research is a 50% administrativeappointment. The incumbent will report to the Dean and willrepresent the School in stakeholder groups in and beyond theUniversity, the community and the profession. Duties andresponsibilities will include:Academic Administration● Oversee the research office and collaborate with staff regardingresearch budgets, external grant development, grants and contractsmanagement, and negotiation of project supports.● Represent the School at the VCU Office of Research and Innovationand subsidiary offices, e.g., Office of Sponsored Programs,Research Development Advisory Committee (ReDAC), and othercommittees assigned by the dean.● Serve on the Dean’s Executive Team regarding schoolwide planningand operations.● Provide leadership and guidance by monitoring the School’sinfrastructure to optimize external funding and researchactivities.● Work with other VCU entities, e.g., Office of Research andInnovation, others schools and departments, and research centersand institutes to develop joint research infrastructure● Perform discrete tasks delegated by the dean, e.g., represent theSchool with constituents; respond to inquiries and requests fromcentral administration etc.Research Grants and Contracts● Work with other VCU entities, e.g., Office of Research andInnovation, others schools and departments, and research centers todevelop interdisciplinary research projects● Apprise the dean of funding opportunities and activities, e.g.,budget, projects, needs● Represent the School in external grant and contract negotiations,and contribute to grant/contract implementation as necessary● Manage allocation of internal School research fundsPromote a Vibrant, Sustainable Culture of Research● Develop and oversee a research mentoring program plan thatsupports faculty recruitment and retention and studentresearch● Coordinate research presentations and workshops with, by and forfaculty and PhD students● Chair and direct the School’s Faculty Research DevelopmentCommittee● Coordinate research office with director of communications re:website, social media etc.● Communicate current and anticipated research policies andresearch activities through regular meetings with faculty● Consult with PhD program director on GRA appointments to fundedprojects Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Application Process/Additional Information Required Qualifications School/UnitSchool of Social Work Position Responsibilities Number of Months9 * Do you have experience in grant writing, preparation andsubmissions?YesNo Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102707 RankOpen * Do you have a doctoral degree in social work or closelyrelated discipline?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional Documents Tenure StatusTenure Eligible Mission or Goal of Unit Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Position NumberFA7030 As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you may share how your lived experiences, and academic andprofessional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’smission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals ofequity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangiblypromotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, andcelebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship thatpromotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/orengaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionallyunderrepresented groups to create a positive and successfulorganizational experience.Please include the following documents:- Curriculum Vitae- Cover Letter- Statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity andInclusion,- Names and contact information for three referencesPlease direct questions and inquiries to Dr. Denise Burnette,Samuel S. Wurtzel Professor of Social Work and Search CommitteeChair ([email protected]). Priority consideration will be given toapplications received by March 1, 2021. Preferred Qualifications – Experience with federal grants and contracts- Administrative leadership and supervisory experience in anacademic setting. Date Posted01/11/2021 Working TitleAssociate Dean for Research Grant funded position?No Proposed Hire Date07/01/2021 ● Currently tenured associate professor or full professor● Doctoral degree in social work or a closely related disciplinesuch as public health, psychology, nursing, education● Well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence ofinterdisciplinary applications and external funding thatcomplements and extends existing expertise in the School● A significant body of published research in high-impactpeer-reviewed journals● Extensive grants experience for government and foundationawards● Demonstrated experience in mentoring junior faculty in researchprogram development● Significant interdisciplinary experience with social science andhealth-related disciplines● Demonstrated experience in fostering a diverse faculty, staff,and student environment and a commitment to do so as a facultymember at VCU● Excellent written and oral communication and organizational andproblem-solving skills● Ability to track, manage, and direct multiple tasks, setpriorities, and work effectively with a wide range of individualsand groups Type of SearchNational Open Until FilledYes DepartmentSocial Work Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Application Deadline Date Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. * Do you currently hold the rank of associate professor fullprofessor with tenure?YesNo The mission of the VCU School of Social Work is to prepareprofessional social workers as practitioners, scholars and leaders;to generate research and scholarship for advancing knowledge andpractice; and to contribute to local, state, national,international and professional communities to improve quality oflife. Guided by the principle of promoting social and economicjustice in a diverse and multicultural society, our programs focuson service to and empowerment of people who experience oppressionor vulnerability due to inadequate or inequitable distribution ofpersonal, social or institutional resources. Posted Salary Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) School of Social Workinvites applications for Associate Dean for Research. A preeminentnational, urban public university and health sciences center, VCUis one of only 28 public universities nationwide designated astop-tier in both research activity and community engagement. TheUniversity is located in the capital city of Richmond, recentlyranked among the top 25 places to live in the U.S.The Associate Dean for Research holds a major position incontinuing to build the School’s standing in scholarly and academicexcellence, expand its extramural funding base, and uphold itscommitment to inclusive, community-engaged social work research.The Associate Dean for Research is the member of the Dean’sExecutive Team who is responsible for advancing and overseeing theschool’s research portfolio and infrastructure, creating andsustaining a culture of research excellence that involves facultyand students and developing a unified approach to the school’sresearch endeavors. The Associate Dean for Research guides andsupports recruitment and retention of faculty with researchassignments, faculty mentoring related to research; and, incollaboration with the Associate Dean for Faculty Development,works with faculty to develop Individual Development Plans that areintegrated with their assigned work plan.