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Tenured Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Tenured Professor and Associate Dean for Research


The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin ( invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position to serve as Associate Dean for Research to hire for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership in the Dean’s Office for growing and supporting the College’s extramurally funded research portfolio and raising the national and international reputation of the College’s research, scholarship, and creative work. The Associate Dean will foster an active and vibrant research culture with the organizational and institutional support needed for major research initiatives and proposals. The Associate Dean for Research will promote, oversee and coordinate the formulation and implementation of major collaborative multi- and interdisciplinary research initiatives with departments, schools, institutes, and centers of the College, as well as research collaborations throughout campus and beyond. This position will assist faculty in identifying research opportunities, developing potential collaborations, and preparing successful proposal. The Associate Dean will oversee responsible research conduct and safety and ensure that all research activities are undertaken in accordance with relevant government regulations, university policies and award guidance. The position holder will also facilitate and coordinate technology transfer, intellectual agreements, and scholarly innovation.

The Associate Dean will lead a team of pre- and post-award senior grant administrators and professional support staff and help develop and implement research and grant policies and procedures for the College. The Associate dean will lead several College committees related to research and scholarship and will work closely with the other Associate Deans for Research from other Colleges and Schools, as well as the Vice President for Research. This individual will also work closely with the Dean and other Associate Dean to ensure that Moody continues to recruit, reward, and retain the very best faculty of scholars, researchers, and creatives.

The appointment is 50% administrative and 50% academic (research, teaching and service) and reports directly to the Dean of the Moody College of Communication.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in which students, faculty, staff, and visitors engage in an environment that is welcoming and respectful of all people. Members of the Moody College community believe that embracing diversity—within its faculty, staff, students, and curricula — creates a rich atmosphere for teaching, learning, and inquiry and is necessary for preparing its graduates to succeed in a diverse world and to change it for the better. The College exemplifies these values through its fundamentally multidisciplinary nature, as its many different approaches to understanding the processes of human communication unite in a collective mission to pursue excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

Education and experience commensurate with appointment as a Professor with tenure in one of the following five departments or schools in the Moody College of Communication: Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Department of Communication Studies; School of Journalism; or the Department of Radio-Television-Film.

Candidates will also bring at least five years of experience receiving and managing extramurally funded grants and/or contracts and five or more years of administrative experience overseeing professional staff.

Preferred qualifications:

At least ten years of experience receiving and managing extramurally funded major grants and/or contracts from Federal funding agencies. At least ten years of administrative experience overseeing professional staff. A strong record of teaching at the university level.

Application Instructions:

The Moody College of Communication has engaged Opus Partners ( to support the recruitment of this position. Craig Smith, Partner, and Monica Williams, Associate, are managing the search. Applicants are invited to email a PDF containing a brief letter describing their interest and qualifications and a curriculum vitae or resume to Monica Williams via Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should be sent to the same address. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Proof of conferred degree(s) and a background check will be conducted at the time of hire.



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Application Deadline : 12/31/2019

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