Associate Dean for Research Doisy College of Health Sciences - Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit Institution, invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Research in the Doisy College of Health Sciences (DCHS). The Doisy College of Health Sciences is comprised of the following departments: Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Health Sciences & Informatics, Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapeutics, Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Sciences& Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Education, and Physical Therapy & Athletic Training. Plans are currently underway to have the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (currently housed in the College of Arts & Sciences) join our college in July 2016.

The Associate Dean for Research (ADR) is a full-time administrative position with opportunities for teaching and research participation. The individual must possess an earned doctorate in an appropriate field or discipline and a record of academic and professional achievement, including a successful history of funded and published research, appropriate for the rank of tenured associate or full professor. The primary goal of the position is to foster and support a culture of research including externally funded research within DCHS and to represent DCHS to external research constituencies. Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean for Research will address faculty research development, represent DCHS and its research mission throughout campus, link faculty to other researchers and projects, promote research and scholarly efforts in the college, and create, develop, and facilitate college research initiatives that benefit the entire university research enterprise. The ADR will also be a critical member of the college's leadership team with a guiding role in the implementation of the college's strategic map and execution of numerous initiatives as they relate to research and related activities.

The ADR will be responsible for overseeing DCHS grants activity including all pre- and post- award processing, monitoring and compliance. The ADR will direct, support, and evaluate the college grants staff. In addition, the ADR is responsible for ensuring faculty are provided support in locating appropriate funding sources and assisted in the pre- and post-award processes. The following is a more detailed description of specific job duties (not including other related duties as assigned).

The Doisy College of Health Sciences seeks a candidate who:

  1. Understands and promotes the strengths and diversity of the faculty research in the DCHS.
  2. Advance and support existing research efforts.
  3. Serves as liaison and primary contact to the appropriate University offices responsible for the administration and management of research.
  4. Promotes and enhances the visibility of DCHS in terms of research and scholarly reputation.
  5. Aids faculty and staff in identifying possible funding sources and assists in the submission of competitive research proposals to external sponsors through activities such as faculty mentoring, proposal review, and promoting grant writing and manuscript development workshops.
  6. Assesses, plans, and develops strategic initiatives to realize the potential of DCHS, such as establishing new research groups, promoting university level grants development efforts, and developing trans-disciplinary research efforts within DCHS, across campus, and beyond.
  7. Helps with efforts to build a diverse and inclusive research, teaching, and learning environment.
  8. Serves as a proponent for innovation, entrepreneurship, and partnerships.
  9. Promotes fellowships and research experiences for undergraduate students.
  10. Supervises designated staff within DCHS.
  11. Works on special projects and initiatives as requested by the Dean.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

The successful applicant must:

  • Possess an earned doctorate (PhD/EdD) from an accredited institution in a related field or discipline with credentials warranting tenure at the rank of Associate Professor/Full Professor within one of the departments in the Doisy College of Health Sciences.
  • Document appropriate scholarly activity, including a history of grant funded research, including federal grants.
  • Demonstrate a record of excellence in leadership suitable for the position.
  • Involvement in mentoring faculty at various stages of scholarly develop and fostering collaborative projects.

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Research and grant funding from a variety of entities.
  • Acquisition and management of federal grants encompassing interdisciplinary research teams.
  • Management experience in an academic environment.

All applications must be made online at Candidate screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three (3) references. Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE); and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.

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