Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, New York (US)
A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package are available.
February 27 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 49 centers recognized by the National Cancer Institute for its excellence across clinical care, research, and education missions, seeks an experienced and innovative academic administrator and biomedical educator for the position of Associate Dean for Graduate Education ( The Associate Dean reports to the Chief Academic Officer/Dean in the Department of Educational Affairs, and provides leadership for all academic services and operations pertinent to graduate education. The Associate Dean exercises oversight and management of the Roswell Park Graduate Division (, a decanal unit affiliated with the University at Buffalo (UB) Graduate School. The Roswell Park Graduate Division’s 124 scientific and clinical faculty collaborate to offer a PhD in Cancer Sciences degree (current enrollment of 86) and an MS in Cancer Sciences degree (current enrollment of 9) with newly redesigned curricula. The Associate Dean prepares divisional policies, ensures compliance of students, faculty, and programs with internal and UB academic regulations and processes, and serves as liaison with UB on graduate education matters. The Associate Dean implements and assesses marketing and recruiting efforts, and coordinates with chairs, directors, and faculty in each of its five specialty tracks on admissions, curriculum, program development, grantsmanship, and mentor development. The Associate Dean plans and implements co-curricular programming on career development, assesses and reports on program effectiveness, oversees and coordinates student affairs, and engages program alumni. The Associate Dean is also the Chief Academic Officer's deputy in managing the Department of Educational Affairs in its oversight and support for educational programs at Roswell Park.



PhD or MD degree in the biomedical sciences and two years of post-doctoral training are required.



Experience serving as a thesis mentor for successful PhD students in a biomedical science is expected. Experience is expected in the development, administration, and assessment of educational programs, preferably in graduate biomedical education. Record of published scholarly work or successful grantsmanship in support of academic or research programs is desired.

Must possess a supportive student-centered mindset, a commitment to diversity, and the documented ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students. Strong interpersonal and project management skills are required. Must routinely produce clear, accurate written communications and public presentations. Must be skilled in difficult conversations. Must be highly organized in record keeping and in meeting and enforcing deadlines.



Applications will be received at until a successful candidate has been identified. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package are available.



Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, employing 3400 across its clinical care, research, and education missions. Its research and educational programs all place a strong emphasis on translational research, with research areas focused on Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy, Population Sciences, Developmental Therapeutics, Genetics and Genomics, and Cell Stress and Biophysical Therapies.

The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Centers’ graduate program operates as an affiliate of the University at Buffalo, a premier, research-intensive (Carnegie R1) public university. The University at Buffalo is the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is located in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), a vibrant and growing hub for biomedical innovation and commercialization near Buffalo’s revitalized downtown. BNMC is the new home of the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as hospitals, healthcare and research institutes, and established and emerging biomedical firms. Buffalo’s recent renaissance as a city has benefitted from New York State’s “Buffalo Billion” investment in economic development and redevelopment of downtown and waterfront assets. Buffalo is an affordable family-friendly city, with a heritage as “The City Of Good Neighbors.”