The School of Nursing (SON) at UT Health San Antonio (UT Health SA) invites applications from distinguished scientists for the position of Vice Dean for Research starting in Fall 2018. The appointee will serve as a member of the School's senior leadership team under the guidance of the Dean. The appointee will also represent the SON through participation in scientific and leadership teams at the institutional level. The Vice Dean for Research will promote, advance and lead Nursing research programs within the School, across UT Health SA, and amongst our community and regional health partners.
The Vice Dean for Research will have unparalleled opportunities to continue her/his own research programs and to provide research leadership for one of the leading schools of Nursing in the nation. The Vice Dean for Research is expected to promote a culture that values research and scholarly activity through faculty and student mentorship and development of new research programs. The Vice Dean will work strategically to support institutes, centers, and other units in developing their research portfolios by investing in research infrastructure, support services, and identifying funding opportunities both internally and externally. It is expected that the Vice Dean will work collaboratively with research deans from the other 4 schools on campus in support of collaborative research endeavors. In addition to leading and engaging in strategic research efforts, the Vice Dean will oversee the administration of the nursing student's research enrichment and academic activities. Preference will be given to applicants with research programs and funding in the areas of neuroscience, dementia, caring for the care giver, addiction or cancer.
UT Health San Antonio seeks a leader with intellectual breadth, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated expertise in research-driven programs and policies, and experience leading complex teams and/or organizations. A PhD from an accredited university (not necessarily in Nursing) required.
Background and experiences consistent with appointment at rank of Full Professor with tenure. Successful history of securing extramural research funding for example, NIH/CDC, etc. Preferred research focus should be in neuroscience, dementia, caring for the caregiver, addiction or cancer. Experienced in research and grant development/evaluation. Experienced in program administration. Significant experience in academic/research leadership and administration. Sensitivity to the perspectives and values of faculty and a proven desire to inspire, motivate, and provide leadership to students, faculty, and partners. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity, inclusion, gender equity, and social justice. Successful performance in an academic health science center research institution and demonstrated desire to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated innovative leadership in research program development. Knowledge of and experience with compliance and regulatory requirements. Demonstrated management skills, including budgeting. Strong collaborative skills. Personal integrity. Flexibility.
All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
San Antonio is a culturally diverse, exciting city that is a destination for professionals and tourists. The major economic component of the 7th largest US city is healthcare.
All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected Veterans and persons with disabilities.