Senior Associate Dean for Research

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Senior Associate Dean for Research

The University of Virginia School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Associate Dean for Research.

Founded in 1819 as just the 10th medical school in America, the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA School of Medicine) – with 21 clinical departments, 8 research departments, and 6 research centers – consistently attracts some of the nation's most prominent researchers to develop breakthrough treatments to benefit patients around the world. Those research efforts are backed by more than $230 million in grant funding. UVA Health is a world-class academic medical center and health system with a level 1 trauma center, a NCI comprehensive cancer center, and UVA Children's Hospital. Its footprint encompasses 4 hospitals and 2 physician groups with an integrated network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout Charlottesville, Culpeper, and Northern Virginia.

In September of 2021, Dr. Melina Kibbe began her tenure as Dean of the School of Medicine and Chief Health Affairs Officer. With this new leadership, the UVA School of Medicine is poised to undertake new directions in all four missions, including clinical strategy and growth, expansion of research in collaboration with other UVA schools, the promotion of educational programs of the highest caliber, and developing partnerships within the community. Integral to this vision will be ambitious and bold growth of the research enterprise with the recruitment of a dynamic leader that is a nationally recognized leader in research with a track record of NIH or equivalent funding to serve as the Senior Associate Dean for Research (SAD-Research).

UVA Health is currently embarking on the development of a new strategic plan, to develop and define a shared vision for the future of UVA Health. The SAD-Research will be an aspirational leader in this endeavor, responsible for the alignment of strategic priorities, execution, and operations of the research enterprise across the system.

Further, as part of the strategic plan, significant research growth is envisioned. The SAD-Research will be pivotal in achieving this goal, which will involve recruitment of a significant number of new investigators and physician scientists over the next 10 years and leadership of efforts in the building of a new translational research building. The new translational research building, the Institute for Biotechnology, will house a state-of-the-art and first-of-its-kind translational research program in the Commonwealth creating an environment that inspires, supports, accelerates, and promotes cutting-edge and out-of-the box discoveries and translates these from the research laboratory to clinical care. The ultimate outcome is to ensure that no Virginian needs to leave the Commonwealth to obtain high quality state of the art health care.

The SAD-Research will be a critical partner in the planning and development of this new facility. As such, UVA seeks a strong, forward-thinking scientific leader who has a broad understanding of developing multi-disciplinary research programs, from recruiting high-impact faculty to developing relationships and collaborations within the local community and beyond.

Korn Ferry is assisting the University of Virginia School of Medicine with this important search. Please forward, as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates, in confidence, to:

c/o Alana Aisthorpe, Korn Ferry
Email: alana.aisthorpe@kornferry.com