The University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine in Columbia invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Associate Dean for Research. This position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine
MU has an outstanding research infrastructure in life sciences. MU has numerous distinctions including the largest and most powerful university-owned research reactor in the country; the only NIH-funded national swine resource and research center; one of 13 regional biocontainment laboratories in the nation; one of only four Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Centers; a Rat Resource and Research Center. Thus, MU is the only university in the nation to hold three major NIH national centers.
The Senior Associate Dean for Research will work with the Dean of the School of Medicine and campus research leaders to develop strategies that identify areas of research significance which will enable the School of Medicine to grow its research enterprise. The candidate will be expected to coordinate and lead extramural applications for research infrastructure and other large institutional awards; represent the School of Medicine to local, regional and national constituencies; and provide leadership in the area of clinical and translational research. The Senior Associate Dean will also oversee the graduate program in biomedical sciences, the research compliance programs, laboratory safety and the fiscal integrity of the research enterprise.
This individual will have an MD or PhD or equivalent degree, broad progressive administrative leadership experience in an academic health center environment; working knowledge of current national biomedical research interests with a history of sponsored funding; national recognition for achievement in research pursuits that would warrant appointment as a full professor. There should be a demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating both internal and external relations. The candidate must demonstrate the highest integrity and personal ethics and have a strong commitment to diversity.
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with ...a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. Mizzou What is Mizzou? Learn about the history and traditions behind the name Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.