Assistant Dean for Clinical Research-Phoenix

210256 Requisition #

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Clinical Research the position will provide leadership, guidance and mentorship to faculty and staff on clinical research efforts, oversee internal and external collaborations in research, develop and expand major clinical research programs, on the Phoenix campus of the Creighton University SOM. The position responsibilities for the Assistant Dean are provided as follows:


Position Assignment: 0.10 FTE


Position Responsibilities:


  • Provide a vision and strategic direction toward growth of clinical research and enhancement of extramural funding
  • Provide mentoring and leadership to junior faculty on clinical research careers
  • Support the development of subspecialty research fellowships
  • Assist with the development of models to support medical school faculty doing clinical research
  • Oversee the Vice Chair for Clinical Research in his/her efforts to:
    • Determine the infrastructure needed to best support clinical research efforts at Creighton SOM Phoenix
    • Provide structure and guidelines for the student/resident/fellow/faculty who are involved in research projects including clinical trials scientific reviews, and case series.
    • Develop a plan for the statistical and data analytic support.
    • Develop clinical research educational and training programs in trial design along with CU SOM Departments of Med Ed and Clinical Research as well as the Office of GME.
    • Support developing standards for submission to the Creighton IRB
  • Identify and facilitate research collaborations among faculty within the SOM and other clinical and basic research units/department on campus, community partners, other universities, and research institutions as well as state, regional and federal organizations. These should include efforts to encourage participation by minority and disadvantaged communities.
  • Serve as a resource to department chairs and associate/assistant deans in the areas of research and scholarly activities related to faculty recruitment, development, and retention
  • Encourage a collaborative relationship with CU Sponsored Programs
  • Serve as the Creighton Phoenix SOM representative on clinical research related SOM committees and projects.


Potential candidates are encouraged to review the Faculty Handbook at:

Required Qualifications:

  • A Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or equivalent Doctor of Osteopathic (D.O.) is required.
  • A minimum faculty appointment as an assistant professor with an associate professor or professor rank preferred.
  • Successful administrative experience in investigator initiated, grant sponsored, or industry sponsored clinical research, including the overseeing of management of budgets, facilities, assessment, and strategic planning.
  • Experience identifying research and creative activity funding opportunities and facilitating grant awards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Successful experience in community engagement and outreach.
  • A commitment to research, excellent leadership skills and a strong commitment to diversity and social justice.


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • Additional preferred qualifications include at least five years’ experience in medical school (or equivalent) administrative and leadership positions related to research in the Health Sciences.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, leaders and staff at all levels, and the ability to work independently are all desired attributes for this position.

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: No and Yes
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.
Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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