Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Senior Associate Dean for Research

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 7 months ago(3/10/2023 10:17 AM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, please email a letter of interest and resume to Korn Ferry at: KatzSADR@kornferry.com. Additionally, applicants must provide a statement addressing how they would utilize their experience and knowledge to promote diversity and inclusion and how that commitment would add value to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.


The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University is seeking a dynamic leader for the role of Senior Associate Dean for Research (SADR). The search committee is particularly interested in candidates with prior leadership experience and a proven track record of building and growing leading edge wet-bench, clinical and translational research programs as well as intellectual property. The candidate of choice must have a proven commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as well as the community that LKSOM serves. Moreover, the new SADR will have an active, extramurally funded research program that can be a part of one of the sixteen existing Research Centers within LKSOM.


The Senior Associate Dean for Research (SADR) is responsible for providing vision, leadership and strategic development of LKSOM’s research enterprise. This will include the expansion of basic, translational, and clinical research, the latter an area of strategic focus moving forward for LKSOM and Temple University Health System (TUHS). The new SADR will prepare annual evaluation reports of the school’s progress on meeting goals of the research strategic plan. The SADR will work with other LKSOM leaders on research space allocation and the distribution of other resources within the basic science departments and research centers and also evaluate the overall effectiveness of the recently implemented basic science department and center structure. The SADR will lead regular program reviews of existing research centers, develop proposals for new research centers and/or consolidation of current research centers. The successful candidate will conduct regular reviews of internal indirect cost recovery rates for principal investigators (PIs), units, and the school, including impact on the school budget and utilization/investment of PI, unit and school fund balances; this includes garnering feedback from all stakeholders and communicating any changes effectively.

The Senior Associate Dean for Research is also responsible for overseeing LKSOM’s research administration in all aspects including: oversight of organizational research structure, research compliance with sponsors, University and School research policies, oversight of internal funding awards, conflict resolution including scientific misconduct complaints, and leads process improvement initiatives. The SADR will maintain effective partnerships with University research leadership and will work closely with senior leadership throughout Temple Health including the Fox Chase Cancer Center to continue to facilitate the integration of basic science and clinical research. The new SADR will continue to develop research collaboration with other University Schools and Colleges. Lastly, the successful candidate will be an active participant in peer groups sponsored by national professional organizations and will have established relationships with leaders in similar roles at other medical schools.


The Senior Associate Dean for Research is accountable directly to the Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, and will be part of the Dean’s senior leadership team. The SADR will lead the Research Administration team including an Associate Dean and two Assistant Deans.


Key Responsibilities and Desired Outcomes


The SADR will:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, center directors and staff.
  • Encourage and support diversity among the research enterprises constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and belonging.
  • Foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research between centers and departments.
  • Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the new basic science department and center structure; recommend any additional changes needed to the Dean, LKSOM.
  • Manage the research budget and its programs.
  • Promote a strong culture of institutional responsibility, including a commitment to excellent, efficient, and effective business operations and use of space.
  • Lead the development of an updated 5-year strategic plan for research.
  • Monitor the indirect cost recovery rates submitted by principal investigators for non-federal grants, including their impact on the School’s budget. This includes garnering feedback from all stakeholders and communicating any changes agreed to effectively.
  • Work with other Health Science Campus leaders on strategic research partnerships where appropriate.
  • Manage the resources of the research enterprise prudently and effectively.
  • Communicate effectively and frequently with the Dean and administrative leadership, as well as with the faculty and staff to ensure that strategies and activities of the research enterprise are aligned with the mission, vision and goals of the organization.
  • Participate in faculty career development plans and retention efforts.
  • Encourage collaborative work with translational scientists in the School, University and industry.
  • Create an environment that provides infrastructure and oversight of clinical research to ensure that all faculty and support staff have the requisite training to undertake research.
  • Ensure that all research faculty comply with external and internal (University and School) compliance and reporting policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate resolution of issues between and among principal investigators, units and/or administrative staff.
  • Oversee internal research funding awards; make recommendations for areas of focus and faculty nominees for both School and the Office of the Vice President Research (OVPR) awards.
  • Oversee the research administration organizational structure.
  • Develop effective working relationships with University research leadership.
  • Participate actively in national peer groups.

The Candidate: Experiences and Professional Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a scholar of national renown with an outstanding research administration record and should possess a broad array of skills and experiences including:

  • Experience managing large research programs including centers, departments, and large and complex research grants.
  • Current extramurally funded research laboratory that would fit thematically into one of the School’s 16 research centers.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, system implementation, and grants oversight required.
  • Strong team leadership and communication skills; excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Innovative and creative ideas for success in a changing landscape of research funding.
  • Interest in mentoring faculty and creating new research opportunities through networking.
  • Familiarity with federal grant finance and compliance issues.
  • Experience evaluating research proposals.
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • An ability to develop and implement strategies to address long-term opportunities.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • High degree of personal integrity.

Education and Credentials

The Senior Associate Dean for Research (SADR) must have an earned doctorate or the equivalent, and an outstanding research record commensurate with a full professor and be eligible for tenure in one of LKSOM’s Basic Science Departments.


This position will have a faculty appointment appropriate for the background and experience of the individual. It is preferred that the successful candidate possess the necessary credentials for a tenure track faculty appointment at a full professor level.


About Lewis Katz School of Medicine

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent and serve its diverse society.


In 2015, the Temple University School of Medicine was renamed the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in honor of Temple alumnus, former trustee, and philanthropist Lewis Katz. The school enjoys a national reputation for training humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists-a school that values not just technical excellence but cultural competence through diversity, equity, and inclusion. LKSOM enrolls 220 medical students, 22 graduate students in the biomedical sciences, 35 physician assistant students, and 40 post-baccalaureate students per year.


Katz School of Medicine has 27 basic science and clinical departments, comprising over 900 full-and part- time faculty, over 900 volunteer faculty, and more than 500 additional staff.


With more than 13,000 alumni, LKSOM has trained a significant proportion of the physician base in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, the MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. They have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans, and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.


At Katz, students learn the true art and science of “doctoring.” In addition, the school’s world-class faculty set the pace in key areas of investigation, pushing the boundaries of science to advance patient care.


The Katz School of Medicine home base is a modern, 11-story medical education and research building with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. The building opened in 2009 and boasts open-air research labs, smart classrooms, and a state-of-the-art anatomy lab. More than half of the space in the building is dedicated to research. With specialized research centers and strengths focused on population health, neuroscience, cancer, metabolic disease, lung disease and inflammation, infectious diseases including HIV, cardiovascular disease, substance addiction, and translational science, Katz conducts investigations to break new ground and trains future generations of researchers to follow suit.


Katz confers the following degrees: MD; PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) and MS (Master of Science) in Biomedical Sciences; Physician Assistant MMS (Master of Medical Science); MA (Master of Arts) in Urban Bioethics, the only program in the country; and the dual degrees MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MA in Urban Bioethics and MD/MBA.


In addition to its Philadelphia campus, Katz has a four-year regional campus in Bethlehem, PA. The St. Luke’s University Health Network-Bethlehem Campus currently provides medical education for 40 medical students each year.

The Katz School of Medicine also provides opportunities for international students through educational affiliation agreements with universities worldwide. Visiting medical students may take up to two rotations within the program and they must be full-time students in their final year of medical school.


Katz has numerous research centers:


With its affiliates, including Fox Chase Cancer Center, Katz has been awarded over $135 million in research grants over the last year, including more than $55 million in NIH funding for LKSOM. Philanthropic support of scholarships - a top priority, along with support for education, patient care, research, and service to the community - averages more than $30 million annually, typically representing a quarter of Temple University’s overall philanthropic revenue.


About Temple University

Founded by Russell H. Conwell in 1884, Temple’s official motto - Perseverantia Vincit, or Perseverance Conquers - reflects its students’ drive to succeed and ability to turn opportunities into accomplishments. Conwell’s purpose was “to give education to those who were unable to get it through the usual channels.” In Temple’s earliest incarnation, working-class citizens were taught late in the evening and referred to as “night owls,” giving rise to the school’s mascot and team name.


In 1965, the University became a member of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, one of three state-related, comprehensive research universities in Pennsylvania. In addition to its Main Campus in North Philadelphia, Temple has three additional locations in Philadelphia: Temple University Center City, the Health Sciences Center, also in North Philadelphia, and the School of Podiatric Medicine near Philadelphia’s historic district. Regional campuses are located in Ambler and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with international campuses in Japan and Rome.


Temple’s influence extends around the globe, with longstanding campuses in Tokyo and Rome; programs in London, Beijing, and other locations; nearly 190 institutional collaborations in 43 countries; and more than 350,000 alumni worldwide. High graduation rates, accomplished graduate degree programs, new living and learning facilities and groundbreaking work in science education and research fuel Temple’s momentum. In the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Temple is in the “highest research

activity” category, or R1, placing it among the top four percent of all four-year institutions in the nation.


Temple had a budget of $3.7 billion in FY2022, including $2.5 billion for the Temple University Health System and $1.2 billion for the University. Approximately 73 percent of the University’s operating budget is derived from tuition and fees, and 13 percent from Commonwealth appropriation. The remaining budget comes from indirect cost recovery, gifts, auxiliary enterprises and other sources.


Temple offers 630 academic degree and certificate programs including two associate degree programs, 176 bachelor’s programs, 182 master’s programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 13 professional practice degree programs. Temple is also among the nation’s largest providers of professional education with approximately 3,800 students enrolled in the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine.


About Temple Health

Temple University Health System (Temple Health) is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. Temple Health includes Temple University Hospital (TUH)-Main Campus; TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Jeanes Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; Temple University Hospital – Fox Chase Cancer Center Outpatient Department; TUH-Northeastern Endoscopy Center; The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center, together with The Institute for Cancer Research, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center; Fox Chase Cancer Center Medical Group, Inc., The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s physician practice plan; Temple Health – Chestnut Hill Hospital; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices; and Temple

Faculty Practice Plan, Inc., Temple Health’s academic physician practice plan. Temple Health is affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.


Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple Health and by the Katz School of Medicine. Temple Health neither provides nor controls the provision of health care. All health care is provided by its member organizations or independent health care providers affiliated with Temple Health member organizations. Each Temple Health member organization is owned and operated pursuant to its governing documents.


TUHS is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year, it has earned national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. Among these recognitions are the Philadelphia “Employer of Choice” (the only healthcare provider named), Forbes “Best in State”, Healthcare Equality Index Leader, Nursing Magnet, and Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade. These honors speak to the proud team culture of TUHS.


Notable statistics about Temple Health include:

  • 979 licensed beds
  • 34,283 admissions
  • 5 million patient visits
  • 180,000 emergency room and urgent care visits
  • 22,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries
  • 300 organ transplants
  • 2,200 births
  • 1,557 physicians
  • 980 residents, fellows and grad students
  • 41 accredited residency training programs
  • 10,000+ faculty members and employees


Temple Faculty Physicians (TFP)

Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing every subspecialty in modern medicine.


While remaining committed to serving patients in the North Philadelphia community, Temple Faculty

Physicians has expanded its geographic reach beyond Temple University Hospital’s Health Sciences campus in recent years. Today, Temple physicians care for patients in several Temple-affiliated hospitals, in satellite offices in Center City Philadelphia, Fort Washington, PA, Oaks, PA and various other outpatient settings. This expanded reach has brought Temple medical care closer to home for many patients.


A Board of Directors comprised of key physician and executive leaders of the Temple University Health System and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine governs Temple Faculty Physicians.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Located in the heart of a diverse urban area, the Katz School of Medicine is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, Katz works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.


The Katz School of Medicine is committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Katz recognizes that excellence in education, training, research, and care delivery is achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members, and patients experience authentic connection and engagement, feel supported, and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth most populous in the United States. In the northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley; the metropolitan area is the eighth largest in the United States and home to 7.2 million people.


Philadelphia is the heart of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to seven Fortune 1000 companies. The city is known for its arts, culture and history, attracting more than 39 million domestic tourists in 2013. The 67 National Historic Landmarks in the city helped account for the $10 billion generated by tourism.


Philadelphia has a plethora of educational options with many private and public institutions. The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the United States with 198,645 students in 323 schools as of 2021. Philadelphia has the third-largest higher education student concentration on the East Coast, with more than 120,000 college and university students enrolled within the city and nearly 300,000 in the metropolitan area.


Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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