Oregon Health & Science University-Portland State University School of Public Health
The Associate Dean of Research shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
The Associate Dean of Research shall provide leadership and strategic direction in interdisciplinary public health research. The Associate Dean of Research will work with other Associate Deans of Research and Center Directors across OHSU and PSU to foster collaboration. The Associate Dean of Research will build relationships with local, national, and international foundations and funding agencies, recruit new research faculty, and oversee research operations for the SPH. Individuals with research expertise in social determinants of health, antiracism, and/or health equity are encouraged to apply. This position reports to the Dean of the School of Public Health, with a dotted line report to the Executive Research Leaders at both OHSU and PSU and in collaboration with their central research offices.
Function/Duties of Position
The duties of this position include:
Develop a strategic research plan for the SPH to guide future faculty recruitment, program development, grow funding opportunities, raise institutional ranking and disseminate/implement of research findings for maximal public health impact
Grow, maintain, and support community partnerships related to research in health equity, antiracism, and social justice in collaboration with the Senior Vice Presidents for Equity and Diversity at both universities; and Associate Dean for Social Justice.
Support efforts to secure funding to support high quality doctoral student research;
Promote research and scholarship within the SPH student body, at all levels of learners—undergraduate through post-doctoral fellows;
Develop and provide guidance for junior faculty to ensure excellence in developing their research programs;
Identify and promote funding sources to support research and training programs, including collaboration with existing programs;
Oversee budgetary matters and financial reporting related to the School’s research program in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Finance and Human Resources and pre-post award management teams;
Provide guidance with all levels and units of SPH to promote new research initiatives;
Oversee and coordinate the SPH Research Council, comprised of senior representatives from both OHSU and PSU;
Act as liaison and represent the Dean on selected research-oriented committees and programs at the University, state, national, and international levels;
Allocate institutional resources to support research, including space, software, and other support;
Maintain and foster community partnerships to facilitate research;
Foster research colloquia, seminars, and other scholarly activities.
In addition, the Associate Dean for Research will serve as a member of the Leadership Committee to advise the Dean and Executive Leadership at each institution on research policy issues and to collaborate with the leadership team to:
Establish and coordinate a mentoring program for junior faculty to enhance research productivity to support promotion/tenure advancement for research intensive faculty.
Ensure the School complies with accreditation criteria related to research and lead the process for accreditation in this area.
This is a full-time position that includes interdependent research, teaching, and research administration roles. The faculty member who holds this position will expend 40-60% effort in carrying out the duties of the Associate Dean for Research in addition to maintaining an active academic role in the School.
Research doctoral degree in public health related field and/or clinical doctorate with significant public health research experience;
Extensive experience in higher education with an emphasis in the conduct of research and grant management;
Demonstrated expertise in research development, grant writing, grant management, and public speaking;
Strong program of research with demonstrated interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research collaboration.
Experience in community-based and/or community-engaged research;
Demonstrated success as a Principal Investigator of peer-reviewed federal research, and/or industry and foundation research grants;
Prior experience as Federal Agency (e.g., NIH, CDC, AHRQ, PCORI) Study Section peer reviewer and other externally-funded reviews;
Substantial record of peer-reviewed research publications and evidence of impact;
History of success in mentoring investigators at all levels of experience;
Demonstrated expertise in setting performance standards, developing metrics, and in program evaluation applied to the research enterprise;
Ability to serve as an effective liaison in socially, racially, culturally and geographically-diverse settings across the health care continuum and in the community.
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 2020-6836
About Oregon Health & Science University, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
A great place to make a world of difference
Two of Oregon’s leading universities have joined forces to train the next generation of public health leaders. We focus on community-engaged learning and scholarship that puts the student and researcher out in the world, in real communities. With our students, we work to find enduring and sustainable solutions to today’s public health problems, and are committed to educating students of all backgrounds who want to enter the public health field and improve lives in their communities.
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Oregon Health & Science University is known internationally for groundbreaking and life-saving research in cancer and medicine. Portland State University is a national model for community engagement and academic innovation. Together, the two universities offer unmatched opportunity for students to learn in the classroom and in real-world settings.
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