Central Michigan University
As a member of the Dean’s Executive Leadership Team, develop and implement a collaborative administrative operation supporting the mission of the College of Medicine (
Medical Education Partners (Partners). Aid in strategic planning, development, and implementation in support of the research mission of the college for medical students,
programs and faculty. This position will oversee the initiation and development of CMED’s health services and population research programs. The ideal candidate will be a visionary builder with a record of engagement with the communities and populations of rural and underserved areas and have a track record of independent extramural funding. This position will facilitate research scholarship and resource development within the College of Medicine and work collaboratively with other
Office of Research and Graduate Studies (
), and other senior leaders to achieve synergies across the research enterprises at
, and Partners.
Responsible for oversight of research, research facilities, research administration, legal and risk management programs as they relate to research, and information technology programs as they relate to research. Assure alignment with the university’s mission, assure responsiveness to the needs of the state, and assure a program of superior quality meeting the standards of the
and other accrediting bodies.
The Senior Associate Dean for Research functions as a Senior Officer at
and serves as an at-will employee to the University President. The position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine and works in cooperation with appropriate university offices and within existing university policies, procedures, and practices.
Doctoral degree, PhD, MD/DO with an emphasis in health service research, public health, public administration or other related health disciplines
Qualification for Professor rank at
College of Medicine
At least five years’ experience in a university-based medical or public health school or research institution overseeing and conducting research.
Five years of senior leadership experience
Demonstrated experience of securing extramural funding to support research initiatives
Demonstrated strong administrative and research management skills with experience in compliance with research regulations and accreditation
Demonstrated experience leading, developing, and coordinating strategic research plans
Demonstrated understanding of working with both basic science and health service research
Demonstrated positive interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple and diverse stakeholders
Demonstrated commitment to diversity by working to develop a culture of inclusion and mutual respect.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for overall research administration of the College of Medicine and its affiliated programs.
Represents the dean on strategic issues or administrative committees where appropriate.
Represents the operations of medical school to external partners, affiliates, contractors, and accrediting bodies, where appropriate
Leads development of the research mission and program for
Oversees and contribute to the research teaching programs for both medical students and residents
Actively involved in teaching medical students in coordination with the
for Academic Affairs
Establish and conduct a competitive independent and/or collaborative research program in candidate’s relevant area of expertise.
Apply for and obtain external funding, independently and/or in collaboration with colleagues.
Publish research findings in the form of peer-reviewed journals, books, and other relevant venues.
Present research at regional, national, and international conferences.
Mentor junior faculty
Initiate and maintain collaborations with other
colleges and community organizations
Oversees research initiatives for both medical students and residents
Oversight for the process for allocation and re-allocation of research space
Oversight for the process for research recruitment/start-up packages with the discipline chairs
Facilitates coordination of research across domains of research: educational, basic, clinical, population, health systems, and translational research.
Develops and maintains research administrative policies, procedures, and operations to maintain effective functioning of the College of Medicine.
Develops an effective research risk management program as it relates to research for the College of Medicine, in collaboration with the Risk Management office.
Provides leadership and collaboration as it relates to research in the following areas:
information technology strategic plan, implementation, staffing and infrastructure
contracts and affiliation agreements
development and operation of compliance programs
Assists with planning and implementation of strategies leading to the sustained accreditation of the educational program leading to the MD degree.
Works collaboratively with the senior leadership, faculty, and staff of university offices regarding policies, procedures, and issues.
Teaching medical school topics in areas of expertise when appropriate.
Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At
, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.
Message to Applicants
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
Staff Pay Level
Salary is commensurate with experience
College of Medicine
Position End Date
Weekly Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.; evenings and weekends as required
Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.
offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online
and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.
Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field,
is a member of the
Division I Mid-American Conference.
Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.
Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.
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