Associate Vice President, Research

Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Bryan, Texas (US)
August 30 2018
Health Sciences
Organization Type

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Associate Vice President, Research

Texas A&M University Health Science Center (TAMHSC) ( seeks a strategic, collaborative and an accomplished investigator/leader in research to assume the position of Associate Vice President, Research for Texas A&M Health Science Center. The Health Science Center includes the following Colleges:


College of Medicine

College of Nursing

Rangel College of Pharmacy

School of Public Health

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry


Also included in the TAMHSC research enterprise is the Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) which represents the campus for Texas A&M University (TAMU), College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and is an exceptional research institute and primary member institution of the Texas Medical Center.


  • The Associate Vice President, Research reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Health Science Center.
  • This individual will work closely with the broader Health Science Center Deans and leadership, Texas A&M University’s Vice President’s for Research, as well as the broader Texas A&M University system to enhance and facilitate their collaborative research and scholarship.
  • Expectations are that the Associate Vice President, Research will advance the research mission and vision of the Health Science Center by nurturing scholarship and sustained growth of extramural research funding.

Professional Qualifications:

The AVP, Research will oversee academic and scientific components of all Texas A&M Health Science Center research and research training activities within a well-respected institution advancing knowledge through innovation and discovery.

  • An earned doctorate - M.D. or Ph.D. in a discipline directly related to the mission of the Health Science Center components.
  • Ten or more years of research and/or sponsored program administrative management with a record of success in organizing a research initiative.
  • Possess a record of recognized achievement in research and/or clinical pursuits, that would support the rank of Professor in an appropriate academic unit.
  • National recognition as evidenced by involvement in academic societies at national level.
  • For MD applicants, possession of, or eligibility for, a medical license in the State of Texas.
  • He/she will serve as a catalyst and a guiding force that provides vision and leadership around institutional strategic planning for research activities.
  • He/she will provide vision and leadership around TAMHCS research mission as it continues to build its extramural funding base and expands its reputation for scholarly excellence.
  • He/she will successfully integrate activity of researchers, upholding the highest standards of excellence in biomedical research and research education and influencing opportunities for discovery by our medical and biomedical graduate students. The Associate Vice President will collaborate with the leaders of the PhD and Master’s Programs in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine.
  • He/she will foster the entire spectrum of research activity from pre-clinical through clinical, health services, and health policy with a commitment to translation.
  • He/she will work collaboratively to recruit outstanding faculty scientists and leaders to expand and direct the staff that are primarily focused on research.

Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) is “Transforming Health” through innovative research and education in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences. With campus locations and clinical affiliates spanning the State of Texas, TAMHSC has a structured model which acts as a conduit for community-based research, health education and disease prevention initiatives to improve lives within Texas’ 254 counties.

TAMHSC as a member of Texas A&M University, one of the largest research universities in the United States, with 19 colleges and schools under its umbrella, their faculty and students receive a wide array of transformational research opportunities and collaborations.

Texas A&M University

  • Texas A&M’s rare triple designation as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution reflects the broad scope of its research, which includes ongoing projects funded by prominent and diverse agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research.
  • Texas A&M is an active member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)—a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
  • As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities—one of only sixty-two institutions with this distinction—Texas A&M University flagship is located in College Station, TX and has branch campuses in Galveston, Texas, and Doha, Qatar.
  • Further, the College of Medicine has a significant and increasing research presence in the Texas Medical Center located in Houston, TX.
  • The University maintains formal agreements for research collaborations and faculty–student exchanges with more than 117 institutions in 40 countries, plus active research programs on all continents.

Korn Ferry is assisting Texas A&M Health Science Center with this important search.  The search process is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled. Please forward as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to:

Nadine Weiler, Arnie Sherrin, John Ferry


Texas A&M University is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

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