UIW Mission University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
Position Summary The Associate Dean for Research and Innovation (ADRI) is responsible for providing overall leadership of the UIWSOM research enterprise which is a strategic growth focus for the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM).
The UIWSOM research enterprise is tasked with the establishment and management of a research infrastructure supporting the following areas: 1) biomedical science; 2) clinical trials; 3) translational medicine and 4) population health and outcomes research.
Focusing on key areas of excellence and regional need, the goals are to 1) meet the current and future needs of UIWSOM research investigators; 2) increase the efficiency of the study lifecycle; 3) achieve nimbleness and sustainability; 4) be scalable for other UIW health professions schools in the future; 5) optimize the financial performance of UIWSOM's research and scholarly activity; and 6) deliver research and innovation of outstanding quality and impact.
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine, the ADRI will build on the strengths of the SOM, including its faculty, exceptional student diversity, and commitment to social accountability. The Associate Dean for Research and Innovation is responsible for managing and professionally developing four direct reports: Directors of Biomedical, Population Health Outcomes, Clinical Trials and Translational Medicine Research.
The ADRI is the chief research officer for the UIWSOM and the spokesperson and champion for all research, scholarly work and innovation. The ADRI will focus on expanding scholarly activities in all academic areas and developing new institutional research through the development of policies and strategic partnerships within the SOM, UIW, and local, regional, state and national affiliated partners. In close collaboration with the Dean, s/he will serve as the chief liaison between the school and the grants and sponsored programs office, federal and state funding agencies, collaborating institutions as well as other external partners. The ADRI will have responsibility for promoting, supporting, and expanding the research mission within the school while ensuring that these responsibilities are actively and effectively pursued and valued in the faculty personnel process. The successful candidate will also play an important role in assisting faculty to obtain and manage external funding. The ADRI will work closely with the Dean on strategic initiatives to develop the research mission and portfolio in the school.
The ADRI will have faculty duties which include facilitation, service and research as assigned by the Dean. At UIWSOM, medical students learn the basic and clinical sciences in an integrated, learner-centered curriculum that makes extensive use of case-based learning, supplemented by large group interactive sessions. The faculty member will be expected to engage in case-based and large group facilitation and executing all approved policies of instruction. This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under University of the Incarnate Word's Sexual Misconduct Policy with reporting responsibilities as set out in the policy.
We offer Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave, UIW Tuition Waiver, Tuition Exchange Program, 13 Paid Holidays, Employer-Paid Basic Life/AD&D Insurance 1 X base salary, Employer- Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSAs) - Medical/Dependent Care, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (403B), Employee Assistance Program, Free Membership to Wellness Center, and more!
Job Duty Name Administrative Duties
Description of Job Duty Provides creative leadership that promotes growth and innovation for all aspects of the UIWSOM research mission. • Works collaboratively with the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education on issues regarding regulatory oversight and compliance. • Demonstrates strong leadership skills to promote cooperative and collaborative research with other schools and UIW units as well as academic, clinical, and educational partners and private industry. • Identifies funding opportunities, including school-wide capacity building grants (e.g., center grants and program projects) and facilitates grant writing. • Works collaboratively with the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education to support capacity building of faculty by organizing regular training and information sessions on research-related topics (grant writing and submission, budget development and management, overall research project management), mentoring junior faculty in all aspects of extramural funding, and facilitating the successful preparation and submission of proposals. • Participates in the allocation of research space, distributing funds for research equipment and encouraging the formation of collaborative research efforts and sharing of resources (when appropriate). • Prepares and disseminates annual reports documenting funding, grant applications, and publications to the chairs, deans, and other UIWSOM leaders and the UIW Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education. • Other administrative duties as assigned by the Dean.Job Duties
Job Duty Name Faculty Duties
Description of Job Duty • Per the UIWSOM mission and accreditation standards, implement a transformative curriculum that involves the collaborative development and facilitation of innovative and integrated learning strategies within a clinical context. • Engage with and educate the community with respect to osteopathic medical educational practices and scholarship. • Support clinically relevant community-based, social justice-based, and medical education research and scholarship, consistent with the UIWSOM Research and Scholarly Activity Strategic Plan. • Serve on committees and subcommittees as appointed by the Dean. • Actively participate in professional development activities to improve academic skills and facilitation of the UIWSOM osteopathic medical curriculum. • Other duties as assigned. • Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service and professional activities. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and motivation to learn and contribute to the growth and development of UIWSOM. • Commitment to social justice and a values-driven curriculum. • Ability to collaborate effectively with administration, staff, peers, faculty, and community-based partners. • Strong verbal/written communication skills. • Ability to collect and manage data and track performance outcomes to ensure comparable educational experiences. • Strong collaboration, team building, and conflict resolution skills. • Ability to strategically prioritize resources necessary for program support. • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Required Education • An earned DO, MD and/or PhD degree • An earned doctorate (PhD) and qualification at the rank of Full Professor, with a strong background in research, teaching and service.
Required Work Experience • Strong record of scholarship. • A proven record of intramural and extramural funding • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with individuals and teams in diverse and complex interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings. • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to current trends in medical research, medical education and educational technologies, and ability to teach in a collaborative integrated case-based model, in which biomedical sciences are taught in a clinical context and are relevant to current medical practice. • Demonstrated desire for self-improvement. • Possesses strong evidence of leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration, demonstrated experience in leading and performing in a dynamic academic medicine environment and highly developed consultative, negotiation, and communication skills. • At least five years of previous administrative experience including management of personnel and budgets • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, justice-based research and to promoting a culture that nurtures various forms of inquiry and scholarship, across multiple disciplines. • Evidence of teaching excellence, research and progressive leadership experience in an undergraduate medical education setting in North America. • Demonstrated flexibility in a new medical school startup or similar endeavor requiring adaptability.
Preferred Qualifications An earned doctorate (PhD) in physiology or pharmacology
Posting Number: CA020PO Job Type: Full Time Job Category: Contract Administrator Desired Start Date: 04/01/2019 Position End Date (if temporary): Reports To: Founding Dean of School of Osteopathic Medicine Open Date: 02/26/2019 Open Until Filled: Yes
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