University of New Hampshire, Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: UNH-ADFR [#19769]
Position Title: Associate Dean for Research
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Durham, New Hampshire 03824, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering and Physical Sciences
Application Deadline: 2022/04/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/03/21, finished 2022/11/05)
Position Description:    

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The University of New Hampshire’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) is seeking a full-time Associate Dean for Research. CEPS offers a full array of undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, mathematical sciences, computer science, chemistry, earth science and physics and is home to internationally acclaimed research centers in environmental science, space science, and engineering. The College sits within the University of New Hampshire, an R1 University and prestigious Land, Space, and Sea Grant Institution with a growing and dynamic research environment.


The Associate Dean for Research will work collaboratively with faculty, college leadership, chairs, center and institute directors, staff, and external partners in industry and education to develop and advance CEPS research initiatives, including perhaps developing new research centers, in support of our strategic vision. This includes connecting expertise across the University to help build collaborations for interdisciplinary research. Additionally, the Associate Dean will be responsible for maintaining and advancing our capacity to obtain and complete externally funded research projects, which in FY21 totaled over $40M including CEPS affiliated centers and institutes.


Candidates must have an earned doctorate or the equivalent in engineering, mathematical sciences, physical sciences or computer science and an outstanding research record, commensurate with concurrent appointment as a tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor within an existing CEPS department. Opportunities to continue an active research program are possible. Some administrative experience is preferred.


Well qualified candidates for this position are expected to have:

  • The proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external constituents including federal agencies, industry partners, outside educational systems, and non-profit organizations.
  • A strong record of experience with grants, contract administration and intellectual property agreements.
  • Demonstrated excellence in supervisory skills including interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and ability to lead interdisciplinary teams with a commitment to creating an environment where undergraduate students, graduate students, and junior faculty can thrive as researchers.
  • A commitment to affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity, and the highest personal integrity.
  • An entrepreneurial, creative and innovative spirit; comfort with change, ambiguity, and institutional evolution in a fast-paced environment.     


The responsibilities of the position include: 

  • Identify and connect CEPS faculty to opportunities leading to advancement of our scholarly reputation and research support both nationally and internationally
  • Oversee allocation of college funds related to research (e.g., faculty startups, grant budgets)
  • Lead professional development activities designed to advance scholarship and build external support (e.g., grant writing, collaboration, dissemination) for CEPS-affiliated faculty
  • Create an inclusive, respectful, and collaborative environment for all CEPS scholars
  • Serve as the CEPS point of contact for the UNH Research Economic Engagement and Outreach Office (REEO) on all matters including the appropriations process, prioritization of institutional research goals, establishment of institutional clusters and transdisciplinary teams, technology transfer initiatives, and industry engagements
  • Raise the profile of CEPS-affiliated research activities and accomplishments.


For full consideration, applications must be received by April 8, 2022. All applicants should apply online at


Applicants will be required to submit the following four documents:

  • a letter of interest (with a vision statement) (3-page limit)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement demonstrating support for diversity, equity, and inclusion (2-page limit)


You will also be asked to provide the names and contact information of at least three references. These references will be sent a request for a letter of recommendation immediately following your application.


UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption.


The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is New Hampshire’s flagship research institution (Carnegie R1), providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals in the spirit of mutual respect and shared inquiry. UNH is the primary campus of the University System of New Hampshire. It has approximately 16000 students and is situated in the beautiful seacoast area of southern New Hampshire. UNH is surrounded by picturesque New England towns and under an hour from the ocean, Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains, and downtown Boston with convenient bus and train service right on campus. There are excellent local public and private schools, and real estate options from city living in vibrant downtowns to rural New England countryside exist within easy commuting distance for all types of families.


The University of New Hampshire is committed to building and nurturing an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We also are committed to providing open and inclusive access for all alumni, volunteers, learners, employees, and visitors seeking to participate in our programs and activities. We venture to sustain a campus environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding. We believe diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are foundational values inextricably linked to achieving our core educational mission; and we embrace the many characteristics of our community members that make them uniquely themselves. Here, you belong, and all are welcome.


The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

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Contact: Karen Graham
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Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
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