Faculty/Academic StaffMajor Administrative Unit / College:
College Of Human MedicineDepartment:
Human Medicine Dean 10022430Sub Area:
FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary:
Salary Commensurate with ExperienceLocation:
Administrative/Business/Professional, Research/Scientific, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Research Office invites applications for the position of Senior Associate Dean for Research. Michigan State University conducts world-class research, which has been recognized by the American Association of Universities, since 1961. As a land-grant institution, MSU is committed to creating, applying, and disseminating knowledge to the people of Michigan, the United States, and the world. Therefore, research conducted by the MSU College of Human Medicine physicians, scientists, and mentored-students is essential for making discoveries, using proven results in practical environments, and sharing evidence-based results through peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations. Research informs and transforms both our teaching and clinical environments. The Research Office is the epicenter of strategy, support, and faculty development for research activity within the College’s Departments, Divisions and Dean’s Office.
Four pillar communities provide the college’s foundation for biomedical and public health research. Scientists at the Grand Rapids Research Center, located in the MSU Innovation Park, study women’s health conditions and diseases, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and cancer. Next door to the Grand Rapids Research Center, the college partnered with private corporations on the development of the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building and is recruiting several new computational, modeling, epidemiological, and public health faculty. East Lansing faculty both in basic science and clinical departments are involved in a variety of cutting-edge research including cancer biology, precision medicine, addressing health disparities, and integrating engineering principles into biomedicine. The college’s recently formed Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health in Flint has already been home to several NIH Center grants in community-based participatory public health research addressing addiction, suicide, and health disparities. It will be recruiting 15-18 additional faculty in coming years. In 2021, MSU entered an exciting new partnership with Henry Ford Health System. The HFH+MSU Health Sciences has already created infrastructure and new pathways for pioneering research creating new synergies for collaboration. Priorities for the HFH+MSU partnership include amplifying cancer research and care as well as embedding justice, diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the work we do together. Finally, as a community-based, inclusive medical school, the College of Human Medicine has the privilege of providing evidenced-based knowledge to campuses throughout the State.
Reporting to the Dean, the Senior Associate Dean for Research is responsible for executing the vision for research set forth by the college and university strategic plan; determines priorities for investment to grow the college’s research portfolio in partnership with the chairs; fosters a culture of research and scientific excellence; partners with units for faculty recruitment and retention and to ensure faculty have the resources they need to be successful; and leads the Research Office team. As the leader of the Research Office, the Senior Associate Dean resolves conflicts, manages compliance, and ensures integrity in action across the college’s research endeavors. The Senior Associate Dean supports researchers across all eight community campuses, both MSU employed and volunteer faculty. The Senior Associate Dean serves as the key contact for research related issues across the university including the Office of the Research and Innovation, the university and college budget offices, and other colleges. In addition, the senior associate dean will be the key college-level contact for all issues related to grant funding agencies including state and federal agencies and will work with university officials on all compliance issues, research misconduct issues, etc. The role is expected to partner with other associate deans (for research) and work with faculty affairs and development to provide faculty development programs focused on skills necessary to be successful and well-funded research faculty. Finally, the Senior Associate Dean is responsible for relationships with research partners, is a key collaborator for departments recruiting research faculty and supports the work of the college’s Advancement team.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
The successful candidate will:
- have a record commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor;
- have a terminal degree including MD, DO, PhD or equivalent;
- a documented record of research success including a strong track record of federal extramural research funding as a principal investigator and significant contribution on federal grant review panels;
- understanding of a wide range of research approaches sufficient to support the full range of college research;
- demonstrated abilities to effectively lead diverse teams of faculty and staff, and evidence of the ability to manage budgets.
In addition, we desire a candidate who can:
- demonstrates that they are an innovative scholar and leader that will help oversee the college’s research enterprise and have the following skills and experiences:
- have a working knowledge of the broad variety of discipline specific startup packages;
- experience engaging donors, philanthropic organizations and engage in cooperative activities with the development office;
- the ability to develop strong relationships with leaders across the college, university and their clinical partners in support of the college’s research mission;
- knowledge of federal research policies and regulatory compliance;
- a demonstrated record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through their work;
- excellent communication skills with the desire and ability to connect with a range of constituencies including students, faculty, staff, the lay public and funding agencies.
Required Application Materials
Application materials to be uploaded must include a cover letter highlighting specific strengths related to this position; a statement of efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion; curriculum vitae; and the names of three references (not to be contacted without the permission of the applicant).
To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by 7/10/2023, although the position will remain open until filled. Candidates who are referred for interview will be expected to explain how they will lead efforts to deliver on the research + scholarship goal area of the college’s strategic plan.
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Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity; we seek individuals who will contribute to our intellectual diversity and cultural richness. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Advertised: Jun 19, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 19, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time