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Associate Dean, Research and Administration
Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois
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Date Posted December 08, 2019
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) at Northern Illinois University (NIU) has a highly regarded regional and national reputation for the quality of its graduates. Through its 21 programs, five schools, three health clinics, a child care center, a restaurant and over 700 practicum partners, the CHHS prepares tomorrows leaders in a variety of health and human service professions. We seek a dedicated and innovative individual to join our growing college and further enhance our regional, national and international reputation.

Primary Function
The Associate Dean for Research and Administration (ADRA) is responsible for oversight and coordination of programs and activities that support research and operations of the College. The ADRA assists the Dean in administrative responsibilities centered around research, personnel, finance and facilities for the College.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as key member of the CHHS leadership team with responsibility for planning and implementing research priorities in the college through work with faculty, graduate students, potential faculty, and key university partners;

  • Serve as key leader assisting the dean regarding college finances including space and human resources through work with budget managers, faculty and staff, and key university partners.

  • See “Application Procedures” below for link to the job board posting for a more detailed position description.

Required Qualifications:

  • Research intensive doctorate in a field related to CHHS disciplines;

  • History of excellence in research and graduate education;

  • Commitment to promoting diversity in hiring, retention and promotion;

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment with diverse stakeholders;

  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills;

  • Eligible for tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in academic administration, which includes experience with budget and personnel issues;

  • Experience seeking and securing external funding.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and internal equity; position includes eligible benefits.

Application Procedures:
Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 15, 2020. Review of completed applications will begin immediately after this date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must apply online at and submit the following materials:

  • cover letter of application, that includes description of how applicant’s knowledge, skills, experience, and philosophy fit this position;

  • Curriculum vita;

  • a list of three references with contact information;

  • Transcripts (unofficial, with official required at hire)

Questions regarding the search can be directed to Jennifer Ridge, Administrative Assistant, College of Health and Human Sciences at or 815-753-1877.

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