Job at #UCDavis: Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Graduate Studies


RE: Recruitment of Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to invite nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. The initial term of the appointment is 3 years beginning October 1, 2016 (preferably), with the possibility of renewal after a review. This is a 50% administrative appointment, reporting to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Candidates should be tenured members of the Academic Senate. Compensation will include: 1) release from course load proportional to the 50% effort, with replacement teaching funds provided to the home department and summer compensation provided at 50% effort; and 2) an administrative stipend.

The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs plays a leadership role in policy development and implementation and is a liaison with colleagues in graduate programs, Graduate Council, administrative offices, other UC campuses, the Office of the President, and other institutions of higher education. The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs is responsible for the curriculum offered by Office of Graduate Studies and for merits and promotions of academic staff in the Office.

The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs has the following primary responsibilities:

o Serves as an administrative liaison to the Graduate Council and as an ex officio member of subcommittees of the Graduate Council.

o Oversees Office of Graduate Studies’ role with regard to graduate program review, provides consultation with graduate programs on matters such as formulation of by-laws, nomination of graduate program chairs and graduate advisers, and new program proposals.

o Directs administrative follow-up of graduate program reviews.

o Participates in the development of concepts and policy, and in the planning and coordination of graduate academic programs and allocation of resources to graduate programs.

o Oversees orientation of new graduate program chairs and advisers.

o Oversees administration of and, in cooperation with the Graduate Council, development of policy pertaining to graduate programs

o Serves as a resource to faculty and administration regarding graduate program matters.

o Responsible for all academic appointees in the Office of Graduate Studies including merits and promotions.

o Responsible for all graduate group chair appointments including writing merit letters.

o Responsible for Designated Emphasis Recommendations.

o Responsible for Lecturer Without Salary appointments/reviews in designated Organized Research Units.

o Represents the Vice Provost and Dean on campus and university-wide task forces and planning committees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter stating their interest in and qualifications for this position, a current curriculum vitae, any additional supporting information the candidate chooses to provide, and the names of three individuals who can serve as references. Questions in advance of the deadline should be addressed to Vice Provost and Dean Prasant Mohapatra (crokeefe.


Prasant Mohapatra, PhD

Vice Provost – Graduate Education and Dean – Graduate Studies

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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