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Associate Dean for Research

Associate Dean for Research

Associate Dean for Research

DISCIPLINE Nonspecific TYPE Dean

The Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Texas Christian University (TCU – https:///harriscollege.tcu.edu) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to serve as Associate Dean for Research. The successful candidate will be able to provide an innovative vision and leadership in the Dean’s Office for supporting faculty and student research endeavors in addition to supporting and facilitating growth in the extramurally funded research portfolio of the college. The appointment is 50% administrative and 50% academic (with faculty appointment in an academic unit of the college) and reports directly to the Dean of the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

The Associate Dean for Research advises and supports the Dean to develop and create resources to achieve the research mission of the college. In addition, this individual will lead research doctoral education in the college by serving as the program director for the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Health Sciences program. Additional roles and opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the college liaison to the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects;
  • Leading and work with the Harris College Research Committee to develop, oversee and assess a strategic plan for research productivity and extramural funding across all academic units and college institutes/centers;
  • Fostering collaborative, interdisciplinary research associations between departments/schools of Harris College and between Harris College and other units at TCU;
  • Providing guidance and support for faculty mentorship/development plans (especially junior faculty) focused on growing and sustaining programs of research;
  • Monitoring and develop the appropriate college infrastructure necessary to support funded programs of research across all academic units;
  • Pursuing scholarly endeavors, and teaching classes as appropriate.


Competitive candidates will have the following required qualifications:

Education and experience commensurate with appointment as an Associate or full Professor eligible for tenure in one of the academic units of Harris College: Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Department of Kinesiology, Department of Social Work, School of Nurse Anesthesia, or TCU Nursing.

A consistent record of scholarly publications from an ongoing program of research

A recent record of success securing and managing extramurally funded research grants and/or contracts.

Preferred qualifications include:

Academic leadership experience, specifically as it relates to supporting faculty and student research.

Experiencing administrating academic programs and/or initiatives (i.e., program director, coordinator), especially doctoral programs.


Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those applications received by March 15, 2020. To apply, submit personal/contact information, a letter of application, a curriculum vita, names and contact information for three professional references, and a statement of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_faculty (select “Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences” to find the position announcement). All questions regarding the application process should be direct to Human Resources at hrtalentacquistion@tcu.edu. Texas Christian University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status or any other basis protected by law. Applications not submitted online will not be considered.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Chris Watts

Contact Address : Annie Richardson Bass Building 2101, 2800 W Bowie St., Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Contact Email : c.watts@tcu.edu

Contact Phone : 817-257-6878

Instructions : To apply, submit personal/contact information, a letter of application, a curriculum vita, names and contact information for three professional references, and a statement of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS-faculty (select “Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences” to find the position announcement). All questions regarding the application process should be direct to Human Resources at hrtalentacquistion@tcu.edu.

Application Deadline : 3/15/2020

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