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Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit Institution, dedicated to student learning, research, healthcare, and service invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Research in the Doisy College of Health Sciences(DCHS). 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 (PhD/EdD) from an accredited institution in a related field or discipline, 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 ADR 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 DCHS, and create, develop, and facilitate DCHS research initiatives that benefit the entire university research enterprise. The ADR also will be a critical member of the DCHS leadership team, with a guiding role in the implementation of the DCHS strategic map and execution of numerous initiatives as they relate toresearch 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 DCHS 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 ADR will:
1. Understand and promote the strengths and diversity of faculty research in the DCHS.
2. Advance and support existing research efforts.
3. Serve as liaison and primary contact to the appropriate University offices responsible for the administration and management of research.
4. Promote and enhance the visibility of DCHS in terms of researchand scholarly reputation.
5. Aid faculty and staff in identifying possible funding sources and assist in the submission of competitive research proposals to external sponsors through activities such as faculty mentoring, proposal review, and organizing grant writing and manuscript development workshops.
6. Plan, develop, and assess research initiatives, 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. Help with efforts to build a diverse and inclusive research, teaching, and learning environment.
8. Serve as a proponent for innovation, entrepreneurship, and partnerships.
9. Promote fellowships and research experiences for undergraduate students.
10. Supervise designated staff within DCHS.
11. Work on special projects and initiatives as requested by the Dean.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
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 DCHS.
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.
Demonstrate a record of mentoring faculty at various stages of scholarly development and fostering collaborative projects.
Preferred Qualifications include:
Experience working with a variety of funding agencies or grant giving organizations.
Acquisition and management of federal grants encompassing interdisciplinary research teams.
Management experience in an academic environment.
All applications must be made online at https://jobs.slu.edu. 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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