The College of Medicine seeks a Vice Dean for Research who has a vision for the future of research in academic health systems that includes innovation and collaboration that benefits patient care, promotes scientific advancements, and will expand and diversify the research portfolio for the college. Responsibilities include overall responsibility for facilities, administration, legal and risk management programs as they relate to research for all campus sites. Assurance of alignment with the University’s and college's mission, responsiveness to the needs of the state, and a program of superior quality meeting the standards of accrediting bodies will be major priorities.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application, along with contact information for 3 references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent from applicant.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate should demonstrate strong leadership skills as a listener, decision-maker, humanist, and an effective advocate for the department, its divisions, and its faculty. The candidate should have experience developing collaborative initiatives and the personal characteristics needed to promote, foster, and facilitate the trust of colleagues and the broader University faculty. The successful applicant should demonstrate impeccable integrity and be an effective communicator.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Doctoral degree required. Preferred MD, DO or PhD with understanding of both basic sciences and health service research
Required Related Experience:
Strong administrative and research management skills with experience in compliance with research regulations and accreditation.
Working knowledge of health care, education, and research activities and interdependencies with accurate understanding of the development trends in clinical and basic medical science and postgraduate training.
At least five years of senior leadership experience in a university-based medical or public health school or research institution overseeing and conducting research.
Demonstrated experience in securing extramural funding and strong scholarly publication.
Experience in building/growing new research programs, ideally transdisciplinary and/or multi-organizational research collaborations.
Demonstrated creativity in building research partnerships and identifying research funding opportunities within their own institution and beyond, including in partnership with public and private community entities, corporate partners, foundations, and state/federal agencies.
Experience in mentoring junior faculty to help them obtain research funding to pursue meaningful lines of inquiry.
Possesses role model excellence in attitude, compassion, professionalism, and personal behavior.
Strong collaborative, organizational, negotiation, time management, and communication skills.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Must be in good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.
Prior extensive administrative experience as an administrator preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.