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.