Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a doctoral/professional emerging
research institution, is seeking a problem-solver who can work collaboratively and
communicate clearly with diverse stakeholders while maintaining a sense of humor.
As the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the SIUE Graduate School
beginning January 2, 2024, you will be critical to our mission to facilitate excellence in
research and creative activities and support high-quality graduate education.
This role is about making a positive impact across SIUE and the SIU System in
cooperation with the dedicated staff in the Office of Research and Projects (ORP),
which is the centralized sponsored projects office for SIUE, and in Graduate Studies.
ORP performs pre-award and post-award functions for all external grants and
contracts, provides extensive support for research and creative activities through a
suite of internal funding programs, ensures research compliance, promotes research
integrity, and promotes intellectual property/technology transfer activities. Graduate
Studies supports shared governance; supports nearly 50 graduate programs, nearly
30 certificate programs, plus five cooperative Ph.D. programs; administers two
interdisciplinary graduate degree programs (Healthcare Informatics and Integrative
Studies); promotes graduate student retention and completion; oversees internal
funding/award programs; and oversees the graduate assistantship process.

You will directly supervise four staff (the directors of graduate education, pre-award,
and post-award plus the senior compliance specialist) and support the work of 11
other staff. You will utilize your ability to incorporate diverse perspectives combined
with your strong written communication skills to write, edit, and revise items
such as policies, contracts, internal funding guidelines, website content, campus
announcements, and content for the Research & Creative Activities magazine as well
as to address faculty/staff/student inquiries and concerns. You will utilize your strong
verbal and interpersonal skills in committee meetings, working with staff and faculty,
and events. You will use your initiative and follow-through to foster collaborations
across SIUE, between SIU campuses, and with Illinois and St. Louis-based universities.
You will use your ability to learn software and to question processes to maximize
the usefulness of and ensure consistency across our main platforms, Kuali Build and
Kuali Research. You will foster an environment that is welcoming and aligned with the
university’s commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.
We expect you to be a tenured faculty member at the rank of associate or full professor
with a doctoral or other terminal degree in an area that is tenurable at SIUE. We expect
you to have substantive experience working with graduate students, writing proposals
for external funding, and administering externally funded projects. We expect you to
have a record of successful leadership, including an ability to work productively with
academic and administrative colleagues and with personnel from external funding

Contact Information

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville



6 Hairpin Dr

Edwardsville, IL 62026

(618) 650-3693

Background Information


  • College/University
  • Administrator or Administrative
  • Department Administrator
  • Research Administrator/Manager

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time