The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine seeks to fill the newly created position of Vice Dean for Research. University of Iowa Health Care has recently committed $100 million to invest strategically in its enterprise over the next five years to grow its research mission through the recruitment of new faculty and the creation of new programs that enhance the quality and competitiveness of research for external funding. The Vice Dean will work closely with the Dean, executive leadership of the College and faculty to develop and implement a strategic vision for research investment in the college. In implementing the vision the Vice Dean will oversee key recruitments, establish short-term and long-term priorities for the research enterprise, and facilitate entrepreneurial activities in collaboration with the University's Office for Research and Economic Development and the University of Iowa Research Foundation. The individual will direct the College of Medicine Office of Research which oversees Carver College of Medicine Centers and Institutes, operation of collegiate core facilities, coordinate funding of pilot grants and bridging requests from faculty, and allocation of collegiate research space. This office also serves as the College's liaison to a number of University governing bodies including the Division of Sponsored Programs, Office of Animal Resources, and the Institutional Review Board.
The College of Medicine is currently ranked 12th among all public medical schools and 28th among all medical schools by US News and World Report. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant and welcoming community in the rolling hills of southeastern Iowa that is noted for its public schools, medical and athletic facilities, attractive business district, parks, and literary, musical and cultural opportunities. A regional airport provides easy access to every major city in the United States.
The search committee will accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Nominations should include a brief statement of the attributes and qualities of the individual that make him or her suited for this position and curriculum vitae.
MD or PhD in the biological sciences
> 15 years experience directing a nationally-recognized, extramurally-funded research program.
Previous and current record of scholarship and external funding consistent with a tenured appointment in the Carver College of Medicine.
Administrative or leadership experience in an academic medical center.
Experience in coordinating large research programs, program projects or the efforts of multiple principal investigators.
Ability to formulate and implement both short-term and long-term strategic plans to address challenges faced by the research enterprise.
Ability to provide leadership, and act as a change agent and consensus builder.
Ability to identify and implement new cutting-edge methodologies.
Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communications skills.
Strong management and planning skills.
Demonstrated experience in promoting a diverse work force
Familiarity with the research enterprise and structure of different institutions.
Experience formulating and leading large scale strategic initiatives.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.