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ASSOCIATE DEAN OF RESEARCH & Tenure-Eligible Associate or full Professor / School of Nursing an...

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Hospt Hill Campus

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Job Title: ASSOCIATE DEAN OF RESEARCH & Tenure-Eligible Associate or full Professor / School of Nursing and Health Studies 38516
Location: UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 40914
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The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies

Job Description The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies seeks applications for an Associate Dean for Research and tenure-eligible Associate Professor or Professor in nursing or a related field.

General Description: The Associate Dean for Research is a member of the executive team, and responsible for the professional development of faculty and staff in the research enterprise in a manner that achieves a strong and progressive strategic plan and position in the scientific community. Duties and key activities include creating effective, systematic and coordinated planning and programming to execute the research enterprise; promote research engagement programming with intra and inter institutional and community partnerships; coordinate research opportunities for doctoral and Honors College students at the School; execute structures and processes for pre submission review, refinement and resubmission of grants. Onboards new and developing tenure-track faculty to the research enterprise. Supports our commitment and programming for diversity and inclusion, interprofessional activities, and learning/online technology for the School and University. The Associate Dean for Research is responsible to the Dean.

Responsibilities as Associate Dean (anticipated to be 40% of workload):

    Collaborate with faculty and Program Directors to establish and monitor a research strategic plan.Participate in securing external funding for faculty by notifying research faculty of funding opportunities as they become available.
  • Provide strategic advice on making proposals competitive.
  • Execute and disseminate to faculty, staff, and students the best practices in building research trajectories and programs of research.Execute activities to achieve the plan and support faculty, staff and doctoral students in achieving successful and progressive research funding outcomes.Work with doctoral program, Honors College, Trustees Scholars program, UMKC Office of Diversity and Inclusion, STEM, and interprofessional research programming to enrich resources for the School and students.Provide evaluation data on interventions to inform research performance improvement outcomes including strategic initiatives annually.
  • Represent the School on University committees related to research.
  • Provide professional development and content enrichment to faculty and staff.
  • Monitor budget expenses as appropriate, adhere to the budget resources related to the position and provide fiscal planning input to the Dean.
The position includes an appointment as a tenure-eligible Associate Professor or full Professor. The remainder of the workload (60%) to be academically distributed between teaching and research in the candidate’s credentialed field. Workload may be redistributed based upon administrative and programming needs.

Minimum Qualifications The Associate Dean for Research and Associate/full Professor possesses:

    Terminal research-focused doctorate, (if a nurse, holds an unencumbered license as a registered nurse and an earned doctoral degree in nursing or related field), with demonstrable successful administrative experience in research programming and research education of students from diverse backgrounds;Strong skills in organization, planning and evaluation;
  • Effective verbal, written communication and relational skills;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching, mentoring, and support of students of varied and diverse backgrounds (underrepresented minority, first gen, historically marginalized and challenged groups) to achieve success toward degree completion.
  • Successful record of federally funded research and mentoring of interprofessional peers who have achieved successful research portfolios.
Full Time/Part Time Full time, benefit-eligible, twelve-month academic administrative and faculty appointment


Salary range starts at $100,000 and is negotiable commensurate with experience and credentials/qualifications

Application Deadline

Review of applications begins April 1st and continues until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must apply through this UMKC recruitment portal. Please complete the application which contains 2 sections:

  1. Name and contact information
  2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae with evidence of success in research and awarded grants, a list of at least three references with current contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g.,/,&, %, etc.).

If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288.

Comments The School of Nursing and Health Studies is located in the heart of Kansas City on the Health Science District campus, along with the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy. The School of Nursing and Health Studies, with over 1,400 students, offers a pre-licensure BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs. The School has full accreditation from CCNE and UMKC has NCA/HLC accreditation. The University of Missouri- Kansas City is a comprehensive urban university with nationally recognized programs in the health sciences, the arts and business/urban affairs.

The state-of-the-art research and instructional building on the Health Science campus at UMKC places the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the center of Life and Health Sciences education and research, along with the Schools of Pharmacy, Dentistry and Medicine. Three teaching hospitals, the Health Department and several clinics are adjacent to the campus. We are linked with Life and Health Sciences research on the Volker Campus in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Schools of Biological Sciences as well as Computing and Engineering. Research expertise at the School of Nursing and Health Studies spans the translational continuum from basic science to direct patient care, along with community action research which addresses urban health issues, cardiovascular health as well as women’s health. UMKC participates in the Regional CTSA funded by the NIH at the University of Kansas and in an interuniversity research collaborative in the Kansas City region.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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