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Associate Dean for Research, Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY
Closing date
Jun 1, 2023

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Organization Type
Category:: Management/ Executive
Department:: Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Feb 28, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 02094
Position ID:: 159544

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier Research 1 public institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is about more than just having a great job - it's about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, community, and innovation. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first- generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmation action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Associate Dean (MP-3; Management Confidential)*

Salary: $195,000

The Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University, one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the nation (with 2,000+ undergraduate students and 1,200+ graduate students), invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Research. Watson College is home to nationally and internationally-recognized faculty scholars and has several affiliated research centers. These include the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC, a New York State Center for Advanced Technology), a DoD-sponsored Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing, an NSF Industry-University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Energy Smart Electronic System, the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R)), Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE), and the Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP). The Watson College is now poised to take a quantum leap to establish itself as a highly visible research-intensive college within a premier public university. We are seeking an Associate Dean of Research to realize this vision. The Associate Dean will be a critical member of the Dean's Office, taking a leadership role in strategic planning and execution of numerous research-related initiatives and the Associate Dean will participate in agency policy formulation relative to all aspects of Research.

The Watson College is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Historically underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop a vision for the Watson College to lead in research and scholarly reputation. Lead initiatives to strengthen and establish research clusters, research centers and trans-disciplinary research efforts. Assess, plan and develop a strategy for the establishment of an NSF ERC.
  • Serve as the liaison between the Watson College and funding agencies to promote faculty research, identify and address new research opportunities and ensure that faculty submit effective research proposals.
  • Facilitate faculty research and scholarship activities and promote faculty collaborations across Watson College.
  • Promote research activities of Watson College students in research related programs such as the First-Year Research Immersion (FRI) program and graduate programs.
  • Collaborate with offices within the Watson College and the University on special projects and initiatives such as:
    • Diversity Programs and Initiatives which recruits and retains faculty from underrepresented minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, and members of other protected classes.
    • Industrial Outreach and the University's Office of Entrepreneurship and Industrial Partnerships, which serve as proponents for innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships

Additional Information:

* This title is in the unclassified service and is designated Managerial/Confidential. Appointees to Managerial/Confidential titles serve at the pleasure of the president and are not represented for collective negotiations.


  • PhD in Engineering or Computer Science or in a closely related field.
  • Experience that demonstrates leadership and accomplishments in research and scholarship.
  • Strong evidence of leadership in interdisciplinary research collaborations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the diversity of students, faculty and staff, and to advancing an inclusive diverse climate that stimulates excellence.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

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The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. a CV,
  2. Cover letter,
  3. Diversity statement (which describes how your appointment would contribute to enhancing the diversity and climate of the college and university) and
  4. Contact information for three professional references

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