Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Salary is commensurate with experience
May 01 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


As a member of the Dean’s Executive Leadership Team, develop and implement a collaborative administrative operation supporting the mission of the College of Medicine (CMED) and CMU Medical Education Partners (Partners). Aid in strategic planning, development, and implementation in support of the research mission of the college for medical students, GME programs and faculty. This position will oversee the initiation and development of CMED’s health services and population research programs. The ideal candidate will be a visionary builder with a record of engagement with the communities and populations of rural and underserved areas and have a track record of independent extramural funding. This position will facilitate research scholarship and resource development within the College of Medicine and work collaboratively with other CMU deans, the CMU Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS), and other senior leaders to achieve synergies across the research enterprises at CMU, CMED, and Partners.

Responsible for oversight of research, research facilities, research administration, legal and risk management programs as they relate to research, and information technology programs as they relate to research. Assure alignment with the university’s mission, assure responsiveness to the needs of the state, and assure a program of superior quality meeting the standards of the LCME, ACGME, HLC and other accrediting bodies.

The Senior Associate Dean for Research functions as a Senior Officer at CMU and serves as an at-will employee to the University President. The position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine and works in cooperation with appropriate university offices and within existing university policies, procedures, and practices.

Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree, PhD, MD/DO with an emphasis in health service research, public health, public administration or other related health disciplines 
  • Qualification for Professor rank at CMU College of Medicine
  • At least five years’ experience in a university-based medical or public health school or research institution overseeing and conducting research. 
  • Five years of senior leadership experience 
  • Demonstrated experience of securing extramural funding to support research initiatives
  • Demonstrated strong administrative and research management skills with experience in compliance with research regulations and accreditation
  • Demonstrated experience leading, developing, and coordinating strategic research plans
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with both basic science and health service research
  • Demonstrated positive interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple and diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity by working to develop a culture of inclusion and mutual respect. 
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations

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