Associate Dean for Research - School of Public Health

Fort Worth, TX
Jun 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Associate Dean for Research - School of Public Health

SPH-Dean's Office - 303000

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Department Overview
The School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth is seeking an Associate Dean for Research to lead its research and faculty development missions. The Associate Dean for Research is responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction, and support for all activities related to faculty-led research in the School of Public Health. In collaboration with the Dean, this individual will develop and implement strategies to build a robust research culture, with links to other colleges and schools within the University and with community partners.

Position Details
The Associate Dean's overarching responsibility is to expand the School's research portfolio.

The successful candidate will:
* Provide strategic guidance in identifying and communicating opportunities for funding.
* Oversee the School's Office of Research Services and supervise research staff.
* Provide coaching and mentorship in research for early career faculty members within the School.
* Develop internal grant and pre-review mechanisms to ensure the strongest possible proposals are submitted for review.
* Work collaboratively with the School's PhD programs.
* Collaborate with partners across campus and with other universities.
* Promote engagement in interdisciplinary research across the School's faculty and externally with other individuals, organizations, relevant stakeholders, and community partners.
* Support and foster community-based research.
* Develop and implement strategies to promote dissemination of School research at local, University and national conferences and meetings.
* Identify and support partnerships with both internal and external organizations in seeking funding opportunities.
* Work collaboratively with other School leadership.
* Assess the School's research activities, processes and infrastructure and implement improvements, as needed.
* Assist the Dean with other duties as assigned.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in public health or a related field, and hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong record of teaching, research, publication, service, and other academic accomplishments. The position is a full time, 12-month appointment.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their background and experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references electronically through the following website: us/careers/. For questions or additional information regarding any of the position, contact the Dean, Dennis L. Thombs, PhD, FAAHB (

DEADLINE -- Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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Commensurate with experience

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Official Job Title
Associate Dean

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Open Until Filled

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