Senior Associate Dean for Research

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine | Bryan, Texas 77807

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: February 20, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32235


Senior Associate Dean for Research


The Texas A&M University School of Medicine has engaged AMN Healthcare to conduct a national search for an energetic and innovative academic and executive leader to serve as the next Senior Associate Dean for Research (SADR). Reporting to Paula Shireman, MD, MS, MBA Executive Associate Dean, the SADR will be responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of a comprehensive research program for the school, ensuring mission integration across the School of Medicine, Texas A&M Health, and Texas A&M University

Founded as part of Texas A&M University in 1977 Texas A&M University School of Medicine is transforming medicine through innovation. The school is integral to Texas’ most comprehensive health science center and capitalizes on the strength of inter-professional education and the research power of Texas A&M University. 

Texas A&M University is one of the largest and highest ranked public universities in the nation, and a top 20 research enterprise. Texas A&M University is supported by a $13.5-billion-dollar endowment, and faculty-researchers generated expenditures of more than $1.131 billion in FY 2020


The new Senior Associate Dean of Research will serve on the Executive Committee of the School of Medicine, which serves to assist and advise the Dean on matters of mission, resources, organization, planning, and development of the School of Medicine.

The Senior Associate Dean of Research provides leadership and coordination to help deliver strategic support to further the school’s research mission by supporting faculty and students; recruiting and retaining the highest quality research faculty; 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. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Initiates and maintains programs to enhance faculty and student development in the areas of research, scholarship, creative activity, and extramural funding.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prioritizes efforts to provide researchers and students access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, technologies and specialized scientific services.
  • Develops strategies for long-term investment and sustainability of core research facilities.


  • The candidate must currently or have previously directed as PI a significant extramural-supported research program in their area of expertise.
  • Demonstrated, strong track record in obtaining and maintaining extramural funding and developing and leading a research program.
  • Established, collaborative relationships within the scientific community. 
  • A stellar track record of leadership with skills that include prioritization, and communication (written and verbal).
  • Experience managing funds with signatory and/or budget authority.


  • MD/DO, MD PhD, or PhD Degree
  • Meets qualifications for Professor (Tenure Review Upon Hire)


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