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University of Cincinnati — Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

About the Department
The College of Nursing has been providing students and alumni with experiences that extend beyond the classroom for over 130 years. Among the oldest nursing schools in the country, the UC College of Nursing has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. Our mission is to develop nurse leaders who are empowered to generate, explore and apply nursing knowledge for evolving health care environments. If you have a passion for nursing and developing the future nurses that will lead in healthcare come join our college and contribute to our mission. UC Nurses. We See Leaders.

Job Overview
The College of Nursing is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Associate Dean for Research. The AD for Research is responsible to provide strategic and administrative direction, vision, and leadership for the Institute for Nursing Research and Scholarship. The Associate Dean for Research will report to the Dean. A member of the Senior Leadership Team assists the Dean with strategic and administrative direction, vision, and leadership of the research programs of the college and for integrating the plans of the college with those of the university. The selected candidate will have a commitment to diversity and inclusion in working with diverse populations.

Essential Functions

  • Lead strategic planning efforts of the research and scholarship mission of the College consistent with the mission and strategic plan of the University. 
  • Serve as liaison with the UC Office of Research, UC Institutional Review Board, and external collaborators. 
  • Lead the development and continuous improvement of College-wide systems. 
  • Collaborate with faculty and students to support development, implementation, and dissemination of scholarly work. 
  • Mentor faculty (tenure and qualified track) to develop programs of scholarship yielding scholarly publications, presentations, and extramural grants. 
  • Oversee professional development related to research foci of the College, emerging issues and funding priorities, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. 
  • Manage the Institute for Nursing Research and Scholarship; graduate assistant program; and extramural grant applications, awards, and reports. 
  • Foster collaborations between tenure and qualified track faculty members. 
  • Maintain a focused program of research that is extramurally funded. 
  • Participate in annual performance review process for full-time faculty members. 
  • Stimulate an academic environment that values and embraces justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education
Hold an earned Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Required Experience

  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience.  A minimum of three (3) years of higher education administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a proven record of achieving diversity goals.  
  • A record of scholarship and professional achievement that would meet the criteria for appointment as an Associate Professor or Full Professor with tenure.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Demonstrate progressive leadership responsibility.
  • Have significant experience in scholarship in the Health Sciences including extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands. 

Application Process 

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online at and include:

  • Cover letter of interest.
  • Current CV/Resume. 
  • All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application. 

Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate’s experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.