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Associate Dean for Research

Job Title: Associate Dean for Research
Department: Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Reports to: Dean, School of Medicine
The Associate Dean for Research, working in collaboration with the other Assistant and Associate Deans, must be a visionary who is able to develop and sustain an innovative, robust and collaborative research program within the CUSOM community and its clinical partners. The Associate Dean for Research will work with the CUSOM leadership to facilitate and maintain an ideal research environment whereby faculty, residents, students and associated physicians are supported and receive training to advance knowledge in the basic, applied and clinical sciences, as well as in the areas of healthcare education, patient care, health services and healthcare policy. The Associate Dean for Research must promote teamwork and collaboration amongst the clinical partners and the medical campus faculty.
The Associate Dean for Research, working with CUSOM and University colleagues, including the Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Research and Programs, is responsible for ensuring CUSOM and associated clinical partners are in compliance with University and granting agencies research regulations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the Dean and other Associate and Assistant Deans within CUSOM, its clinical affiliates and across Campbell University to implement research strategic plans and research core values that reflect the mission of Campbell University and CUSOM.
Act as Chair or Co-Chairperson of the CUSOM Research Committee
Promote the visibility of CUSOM research and its affiliated clinical sites' research at local, regional, national, and international organizations and communities.
Serve as the CUSOM representative on university, community and national research committees and projects.
Teach and/or serve as the Course Director for the Foundations of Medical Practice course, and other courses as assigned.
Identify and facilitate research collaborations among faculty, residents and students within the CUSOM affiliated clinical sites.
Advance the research mission of CUSOM by establishing a research environment that nurtures scholarly activities, promotes research integrity and encourages the growth of extramural funding initiatives at the CUSOM affiliated clinical sites.
Create research mentorship programs for faculty, residents and students within and across clinical disciplines.
Build collaborative research infrastructure within the CUSOM affiliated clinical sites and the medical campus.
Advance research capabilities by leveraging the basic science and clinical expertise of faculty and practicing physicians and proactively pursuing funding opportunities across a broad range of relevant areas.
In consultation with other Assistant and Associate Deans, develop and enforce policies, and procedures related to the safe and ethical conduct of research.
Maintain and disseminate current information about relevant research policies and initiatives within state and federal government agencies, within healthcare professions, and in relevant industries.
Work with clinical sites to establish and develop faculty research priorities.
Assist the Dean and other administration as needed in the recruitment and selection of faculty and staff.
Coordinate faculty workshops and staff development activities related to research issues, including but not limited to human subjects' protection and ethical conduct in research.
Lead, facilitate and support grant-writing activities and proposal submissions for extramural funding, principally within the affiliated clinical sites.
Serve as a resource for faculty, residents, and students seeking advice and support for research design, data analysis, manuscript editing, and project results dissemination, with particular emphasis on the clinical research initiatives.
Advise and assist faculty and residents with research proposals, INDs, patenting, research contracts, and intellectual property, while maintaining communication with appropriate university officials.
Track and disseminate research-related outcomes, serving as the primary point of contact for postgraduate research and scholarship efforts between CUSOM and affiliated hospitals.
Act as a liaison between CUSOM and other community research facilities
Act as a liaison between CUSOM and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bureau of Research
Act as a liaison between CUSOM and research deans at other osteopathic and allopathic medical schools, and other programs within Campbell University
Respond to faculty, student and resident requests in a timely manner and be available for consultation during normal working hours
Promote the strengths of the CUSOM clinical affiliates and identify potential opportunities and synergies that might exist within the CUSOM medical communities, and between the affiliated hospitals and other entities.
With other associate and assistant deans and in consultation with the CUSOM research committee, produce budgetary plans that support the research efforts and demonstrate fiscal accountability.
Develop and implement a strategic plan for comprehensive clinical research initiatives involving students, residents, and faculty, which will complement research initiatives and strategic plans of the biomedical research disciplines.
Act as a point of contact between CUSOM and/or the clinical site and the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in matters related to academic misconduct or misuse of funds.
Participate in negotiations with the Dean and Chief Financial Officer, with funding agencies that provide indirect costs based on requested salary and wages or total direct costs.
Other duties as assigned
Education/Experience:
The Associate Dean for Research shall minimally possess:
A doctoral degree, PhD, in a basic science (i.e., anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, etc.) or a medical degree (i.e., D.O. or M.D.), with requisite experience in developing and administrating a University medical school research program. A candidate with both a DO/MD and a PhD is preferred.
Five years of successful research experience in a medical school
Five years of successful teaching in a medical school
Five years of successful experience in higher education administration and an appropriate background so as to qualify for a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor as defined in CUSOM and University policies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively to all groups through both oral and written channels.
Ability to work as a group leader and group member; strong team player.
Ability to prepare program proposals and academic evaluative reports.
Experience with federal and private foundation grants, including preparation, submission, management and required reportings.
Ability to respond calmly and appropriately in emotional situations.
Ability to listen and communicate in a positive manner.
Must be proficient in word processing and computer usage experience.
Experience and demonstrated abilities for working in an academic setting.
Ability to collaborate and interact with health care professionals.
Ability to organize, direct, prioritize, and delegate work appropriately.
Ability to manage time well and work under stressful conditions with an even temperament.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees, clinical faculty, residents, outside research and educational institutions, and the public.
Expertise in negotiation.
Excellent organizational and management skills.
The ability to interact with and develop strong relationships with a variety of people, groups, and institutions.
The ability to maintain a positive and fresh approach and attitude.
The ability to manage multiple, cross discipline, projects to meet required deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Commitment to CUSOM and Campbell University values.
Possess excellent verbal and communication skills with the ability to speak comfortably before large groups.
Demonstrated ability to complete multiple assignments, meet deadlines and exercise good judgment.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be organized and very detail oriented.
Experience working with local, state, regional and national federal agency heads and educational committees at the state and federal level.
Extensive supervisory experience and personal computer knowledge.
Knowledge in the use of highly developed student information systems.
Excellent analytical skills necessary for preparing financial, legal, and administrative tasks.
Complexity of Duties:
Complexity of duties will be commensurate with level of experience. This individual will have direct interaction with medical students, academic faculty, residents and staff which will require advanced critical thinking and analytical skills.
To Apply For This Position:
Campbell University is unable to accept paper or email applications. Please apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" button below, OR if you are viewing this posting via an outside source, visit us online at http://www.campbell.edu/employment/ to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. If you have any questions, or if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing an application for employment contact the Human Resources Department at 910-893-1256 or email employment@campbell.edu. Campbell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please Note: All positions at Campbell University require honesty, integrity and an understanding of the Mission Statement of Campbell University.
Campbell University maintains a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Accordingly, the University is committed to administering all educational and employment activities without discrimination as to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: hiring; upgrading; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.
Employees and applicants of Campbell University will not be subjected to any form of harassment or discrimination for exercising rights protected by, or because of their participation in, an investigation or compliance review related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, or any other federal or state nondiscrimination law, rule, or regulation.
Campbell University also maintains affirmative action programs to implement our equal employment opportunity policy. Employees or applicants who wish to review appropriate portions of these affirmative action programs may schedule an appointment to do so by contacting the Vice President for Business and Treasurer at the Buies Creek campus, during normal business hours.
To Apply For This Position:
Campbell University is unable to accept paper or email applications. Please apply online at http://www.campbell.edu/about/employment/ and click "Apply Now" below the description of the position for which you are applying. Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. If you have any questions, or if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing an application for employment contact the Human Resources Department at 910-893-1256 or email employment@campbell.edu. Campbell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please Note: All positions at Campbell University require honesty, integrity and an understanding of the Mission Statement of Campbell University.
Campbell University maintains a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Accordingly, the University is committed to administering all educational and employment activities without discrimination as to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: hiring; upgrading; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.
Employees and applicants of Campbell University will not be subjected to any form of harassment or discrimination for exercising rights protected by, or because of their participation in, an investigation or compliance review related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, or any other federal or state nondiscrimination law, rule, or regulation.
Campbell University also maintains affirmative action programs to implement our equal employment opportunity policy. Employees or applicants who wish to review appropriate portions of these affirmative action programs may schedule an appointment to do so by contacting the Vice President for Business and Treasurer at the Buies Creek campus, during normal business hours.


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