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Associate Dean, UHM (Research)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Dean's Office, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Date Posted:
October 09, 2017
Closing Date:
Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Review of applications will begin on or about November 3, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by October 10, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Administration of All School of Medicine Research
  2. Under the direction of the Dean, ensures compliance with all state, federal, and university rules and regulations as related to the conduct of scientific inquiry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).
  3. Assists the Dean in the overall day-to-day administration of all JABSOM research operations, to include working on the Dean’s behalf to oversee all functional areas for the school’s administration of research development and infrastructure relating to planning, policy development, and program supervision.
  4. Develops and implements policies and procedures related to research at JABSOM, to facilitate the conduct of sound and safe research.
  5. Ensures the mission, vision, and goals of JABSOM are met to continually maintain the highest quality research and teaching efforts, and fosters an environment in which excellence in research enhances the mission of the school, campus, and university.
  6. Facilitates the research agenda of JABSOM, focusing on knowledge generation and translational practice relevant research.
  7. Develops and implements formal guidance and support mechanisms to assist faculty with individuals program of research.
  8. Develops and coordinates resources to facilitate scholarly achievement of faculty and students.
  9. Develops and manages the research operating budget.
  10. Develops and maintains continuous quality improvement programs for the research component within the school.
  11. Oversees administrative and fiscal responsibilities for JABSOM research infrastructure via the Office of Research and Extramural Programming, ensuring sound fiscal management and compliance with regulations for grants and contracts.
  12. Enhances the function of the JABSOM grants application and management offices in conjunction with Institutional Review Board (IRB), Office of Research Services (ORS), and other entities on the UH Manoa campus.
  13. Serves as a liaison between clinical research training, clinical outcomes assessment, clinical research networks and translational research.
  14. Assists the Dean with oversight of research support faculty and staff.
  15. May maintain own program of research as evidenced by publications and research grants.
  16. University, Public and Community Relations
  17. Assists Center/Institute Directors in the development and implementation of strategic plans for research centers/institutes in collaboration with other UH campus and community entities.
  18. Assists the JABSOM Dean with fundraising for research, including working with hospital system leadership to provide academic mission support for strategically-focused research programs.
  19. Assists with research linkages within the UH system and into the Pacific, as well as between JABSOM and mainland institutions.
  20. Helps the JABSOM Dean sustain focused research themes at the School that resonate with the community or our collective strengths (especially in support of JABSOM research infrastructure grants).
  21. Develops and maintain the cross-disciplinary and cross-school relationships required to increase the research visibility and productivity of JABSOM, the campus, and the university.
  22. Maintains a network of state, national and international research relationships.
  23. All other duties as assigned by the dean.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Doctorate (e.g., PhD or MD) from an accredited college or university.
  2. Five (5) years professional experience working in an administrative management at an accredited medical school or equivalent research leadership experience. Such experience shall include overseeing complex research operations in compliance with university rules and state and federal laws, facilitating resources for faculty and students, and collaborating (specifically, as Principal Investigator) with other principal investigators and researchers on a diverse portfolio of extramurally funded projects.
  3. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of research operations in an accredited medical school.
  4. Knowledgeable of the policies and practice involved in the administration of a medical school.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge working with unionized faculty in higher education.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate collaborative relationships, solve problems, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. In addition to PhD or MD degree, either possess an MBA, MPH, JD, or MEd.

To Apply:
Nominations, inquiries, and applications are being accepted for this position. Review of applications will begin on or about Friday, November 3, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Friday, November 10, 2017. Candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and the names of four (4) professional references, including title and contact information.
  1. Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Vice Dean
  2. John A. Burns School of Medicine
  3. Dean's Office
  4. JABSOM Medical Education Building, 2nd Floor
  5. Honolulu, HI 96813
  1. Jeffery Long, JABSOM Human Resources; 808-692-1172;

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