University of California Riverside School of Medicine
Location: Riverside, California
Type: Full Time
College / University
Internal Number: 4588537
Associate Dean for Clinical Research School of Medicine
Open Faculty Position – Associate or Full Professor Rank
The UCR School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Clinical Research. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the School of Medicine, the Associate Dean for Clinical Research (ADCR) will provide strategic leadership to envision, establish and support clinical research at the SOM and within UCR Health. The ADCR will be responsible for strategic planning, goal setting, and implementation of the infrastructure, processes, and systems to support efficient and high-quality clinical research within the SOM, and in collaboration with chairs of the clinical departments of the SOM and with key hospital affiliate partners. This role includes time for clinical practice, and it is expected that the successful candidate will oversee their own investigator-initiated research portfolio with the goal of attracting and maintaining competitive external funding. This is an opportunity for a collaborative and creative physician-scientist to have a dramatic impact on clinical research in inland Southern California, and to establish appropriate partnerships with community collaborators and other UC Health campuses. Essential functions include:
Identify, facilitate and lead SOM-wide clinical research and/or evidence-based clinical treatment opportunities available for dissemination in populations
Facilitate the development of clinical research opportunities for students, residents, clinicians, and leaders to contribute to a developing research culture and positive learning environment;
Maintain the continuation of a personal, extramurally funded research program;
Develop training programs for clinical faculty to provide knowledge of clinical research, development of skills in clinical research grant proposals, and management of clinical research projects.
Serve as a role model and mentor through the continuation of a clinical practice and preferably participation in clinical trials;
Collaborate with organizational leaders to ensure financial projections and results accurately reflect strategic goals and broad compliance;
Develop and manage operational initiatives with measurable outcomes for clinical research;
Serve as a conduit for clinical research through collaborations with leadership and physicians at UCR SOM, UCR Health and external partners;
Incorporate UCR SOM's mission and values to achieve success in expanding clinical research activities.
The successful applicant must qualify for an academic appointment in one of the following series: Ladder Rank Professor, Professor of Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series at the full professor or associate professor rank for the position of Associate Dean for Clinical Research.
Founded in 2013, the School of Medicine at UCR is the sixth University of California Medical School and serves the rapidly growing Inland Southern California region by training a much-needed physician workforce and catalyzing innovations in research, education, and healthcare delivery. The UCR School of Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the community in the Inland Empire, one of the most ethnically diverse and medically underserved areas of the country. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The successful candidate must possess an MD degree or equivalent, and current board certification in their specialty as well as meet the eligibility requirements for a medical license in the State of California. Successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work successfully with and benefit a diverse student body. Candidate must demonstrate scholarly activity, evidenced by peer reviewed publications and extramural funding. The successful candidate must possess an excellent clinical record of expertise and a strong commitment to medical student and resident education. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate appropriate administrative and operational experience and a proven record of clinical, academic, and administrative leadership qualities. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.
Initial review of applications will begin on November 13, 2023, and applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.