Senior Associate Dean for Research

Senior Associate Dean for Research
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

A national search is underway as Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (“LKSOM”) seeks a new leader to serve as the Senior Associate Dean for Research (SADR) to lead the research enterprise, including the sixteen existing Research Centers within LKSOM, along its trajectory of excellence. The SADR will be a dynamic leader with a strong track record of building and growing leading-edge wet-bench, clinical and translational research programs as well as intellectual property. The selected candidate must have a proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Reporting directly to the Dean, the SADR will be a part of the Dean’s senior leadership team and will lead the Research Administration team, including an Associate Dean and two Assistant Deans. The 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 will 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 ideal candidate will 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.

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: 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.

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.