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Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs - UF College of Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, Florida
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The University of Florida College of Medicine, based in Gainesville, Florida, invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs. 

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs is responsible for developing and overseeing the research mission of the College of Medicine. Additionally, the Senior Associate Dean will advise the Dean on new and innovative research opportunities and technologies; will interact with department chairs and directors of centers and institutes to coordinate and support their respective research agendas; promote university-wide, as well as extramural interdisciplinary programs to advance the missions of the College of Medicine; foster links and alliances with all levels of granting agencies; in consultation with the Dean, ensure that faculty-based support mechanisms for new researchers are developed and implemented; mentor faculty and staff regarding research practices and policies; facilitate interactions to advance commercialization of intellectual property; and review the quality and productivity of existing research programs to properly align expenditures and space assignments. This key role is an integral member of the Dean’s leadership team and will be heavily involved in the recruitment of chairs, center and institute directors, and faculty in the College of Medicine. 

The Senior Associate Dean will address a wide range of opportunities and challenges to meet the UF COM’s aspirations, including:

• Envision and implement a new research strategic plan that will launch the College of Medicine into a new phase of growth and impact in areas such as data science and artificial intelligence.

• Partner with key research leaders in the COM, UF Health, and UF to manage resources, identify research space opportunities (both new and modifications of existing), build collaborations across campus, set strategy, and recruit faculty.

• Expand extramural funding for COM research through focusing on building translational and multidisciplinary research programs.

• Support and communicate with the COM’s community of researchers and encourage strategic and productive collaborations.

• Represent and expand the influence of COM research beyond UF.

• Oversee and streamline key programs and operations to lower barriers to research success. 

Candidates must be an M.D. or Ph.D., have a distinguished record of innovative leadership, scholarly accomplishments, excellence in administration as a faculty member of a college of medicine and credentials sufficient for appointment as professor in the UF College of Medicine. 

The UF College of Medicine, the largest of six colleges at the University of Florida Academic Health Center, is ranked #18 in public medical schools by U.S. News & World Report and is home to thousands of faculty, students and staff committed to improving the health and well-being of people across the globe. The college has $349M in total research and sponsored funding and researchers exploring topics across nine research centers and institutes. 

WittKieffer has been retained to assist in this recruitment. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited, and candidates should include a letter of interest outlining their special qualifications for this position and a current curriculum vitae. Confidential inquiries and documents should be submitted to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search, Kimberly Smith and Dr. Joyce DeLeo, at UFCOMSrAssocDeanResearch@wittkieffer.com.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.



Posted: 2021-04-12 Expires: 2021-05-12

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