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Tenured Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Research

Engineering Medicine

Houston, TX
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The School of Engineering Medicine is seeking a collaborative and inspirational leader to serve as the Senior Associate Dean of Research.  This position is for a full-time tenure review upon hire appointment as a full professor.  This position involves a mixture of administrative and research efforts together with appropriate components of education.    

ENMED is the School of Engineering Medicine’s innovative medical education program, developed in collaboration with Texas A&M College of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Engineering and Houston Methodist Hospital.  ENMED graduates receive a Doctor of Medicine and a Master of Engineering in four years.  This first-in-the-nation program blends experiential learning in engineering innovation with medical school training to create a new type  of healthcare professional, a “physicianeer” with the goal of transforming health care.  ENMED is located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center.

This position will provide leadership and coordination to help deliver strategic support to further the School’s research mission by supporting faculty and students as individuals or in groups; growing federal, state, and private research funding by encouraging transdisciplinary collaborations; strengthening the research infrastructure; promoting the value of research; and ensuring compliance with research standards established by the federal government, the state of Texas, Texas A&M, and The Texas A&M University System.

The Senior Associate Dean of Research will aid in recruiting and retaining the highest quality research faculty. The individual in this position 1) initiates and maintains programs to enhance faculty and student development in the areas of research, scholarship, creative activity, and extramural funding, 2) coordinates major, large-scale research initiatives with The Texas A&M University System Office of Research, other Texas A&M University System institutions and agencies, as well as other universities, national laboratories, research institutions, and private profit and non-profit sponsors, 3) demonstrates a deep knowledge of the federal and state research funding agencies and engages these agencies in coordination with the University and System Offices of Government Relations, 4) strives continually to prioritize efforts to provide researchers and students access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, technologies, and specialized scientific services, and 5) develops strategies for long-term investment and sustainability of core research facilities.


Education and Experience –

  • Doctorate degree and significant research experience 
  • History of progressively responsible administrative/leadership positions.
  • Should have served as a principal investigator of large, competitive federal research grants and/or demonstrated success in attracting support for research from the private sector
  • Teaching and research portfolio commendable of a tenured professor

Knowledge and Skills –

  • Substantial experience in managing large research grants, knowledge of and commitment to research compliance, a passion for developing commercial partnerships and in the commercialization of university research
  • Demonstrated success in leading diverse and interdisciplinary research teams
  • Experience in and an appreciation for land-grant universities, including the ability to work with both engineering and health sciences research and extension agencies is essential
  • The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team,  celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance
  • The ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance
  • Recognized for scholarly competence, significant individual achievement in research, academic leadership, and administrative abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external constituents
Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/105984 and upload the following: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and service, as applicable, 4) Professional References

For further information, please contact Dr. Gregg Wells gbwells@tamu.edu.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.