CUNY Associate Dean for Research - CUNY School of Medicine in New York, New York


The Associate Dean for Research is the chief research officer for the CUNY School of Medicine and the spokesperson and champion for all research and scholarly work. The Associate Dean for Research will focus on expanding scholarly activities in all academic areas and developing new institutional research through the development of policies and strategic partnerships within the CUNY School of Medicine, The City College of New York (CCNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY). In close collaboration with the Dean, s/he will serve as the chief liaison between the school and the grants and sponsored programs office, federal and state funding agencies, collaborating institutions as well as other external partners. The Associate Dean for Research will have responsibility for promoting, supporting, and expanding the research mission within the school while ensuring that these responsibilities are actively and effectively pursued and valued in the faculty personnel process. The successful candidate will also play an important role in assisting faculty to obtain and manage external funding. The Associate Dean for Research will work closely with the Dean on strategic initiatives to develop the research mission and portfolio in the school. The candidate must have an active extramurally funded research program.

Additional duties include:

  • Provides creative leadership that promotes growth and innovation for all aspects of the school's research mission.

  • Works collaboratively with the college’s grants and sponsored programs office on issues regarding regulatory oversight and compliance.

  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills to promote cooperative and collaborative research with other college and CUNY units as well as academic, clinical, and educational partners and private industry.

  • Identifies funding opportunities, including school-wide capacity building grants (e.g., center grants and program projects) and facilitates grant writing.

  • Supports capacity building of faculty by organizing regular training and information sessions on research-related topics (grant writing and submission, budget development and management, overall research project management), mentoring junior faculty in all aspects of extramural funding, and facilitating the successful preparation and submission of proposals.

  • Participates in the allocation of research space, distributing funds for research equipment and encouraging the formation of collaborative research efforts and sharing of resources (when appropriate).

  • Prepares and disseminates annual reports documenting funding, grant applications, and publications to department chairs, deans, and other relevant CCNY and CUNY administration.


This position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience.

The Associate Dean will possess an earned doctorate and qualify for tenure at the rank of full Professor in one of the departments of the school, with a strong background in research and teaching and an active extramurally funded research program. The successful candidate will possess strong evidence of leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration, demonstrated experience in leading and performing in a dynamic academic environment and highly developed consultative, negotiation, and communication skills. S/he will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to promoting a culture that nurtures various forms of inquiry and scholarship, across multiple disciplines.


Associate Dean


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Please send a C.V., letter of interest and contact information for references.

The CUNY School of Medicine has retained the search firm Witt/Kieffer to assist in the recruitment of this position. Applicants will all apply through CUNYfirst AND the Witt/Kieffer public folder at

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Witt/Kieffer search consultants Joyce De Leo, PhD and Jeff Schroetlin will partner with CUNY for this search. Confidential inquires and questions concerning this search may be directed to Joyce De Leo at 630-575-6177 or Jeff Schroetlin at 630-575-6972.

For CUNYfirst application assistance, please contact Candice Nelson at 212-650-6859 or For full consideration, please send materials by May 15, 2018.


Open until filled, for full consideration please apply by May 15, 2018.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Associate Dean for Research - CUNY School of Medicine

Job ID: 17933

Location: CUNY School of Medicine

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular