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Associate Dean for Research Infrastructure **INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY**

Position overview

Salary range: INTERNAL RECRUITMENT TO UC DAVIS ONLY. The Associate Dean role will include the following additional incentives: $10,000 stipend.

Application Window

Open date: April 19, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, May 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC Davis School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Research Infrastructure in the School of Medicine.
The Associate Dean for Research Infrastructure is a key member of the SOM Dean’s Office and Office of Research Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Vice Dean for Research and indirectly to the SOM Dean.

The incumbent will have 25-50% administrative responsibilities as Associate Dean for Research Infrastructure in the School of Medicine while maintaining 75-50% responsibilities in research, clinical, and/or teaching duties as a full-time faculty member in an Academic Senate series (Regular, In Residence, or Clinical X) in the appropriate academic department.

Specific responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Research Infrastructure will include:

  1. SOM Cores, Recharge Units and Equipment Oversight. Work as the delegate of the UC Davis School of Medicine (SOM) Vice Dean for Research to lead and collaboratively work with the various SOM Office of Research (SOMOR) units to develop the criteria and definition of SOM Cores and shared resource facilities that align with UC Davis Office of Research (OR) definitions. Categorize existing and new cores, recharge units and shared equipment within SOM and ensure up to date recharge rates/business plans are available for each facility. Develop a strategic plan for oversight to assist in ensuring/assessing sustainability of SOM cores and shared resource facilities. Develop and maintain a current list of SOM cores, shared resource facilities and available equipment and anticipating needs for Aggie Square. Develop a list of additional equipment and shared resource needs based on analysis of the Core Facilities Survey results. Analyze and provide recommendations that reflect research priorities, budgetary options, and feasibility, including staffing and facilities and equipment needs for existing and new facilities.
  2. Serve on the SOM Research Space Advisory Committee (SOM-RSAC) as a “faculty voice”. Collaboratively provide recommendations to the Vice Dean for Research for up to twelve (12) committee members in a broad spectrum of research disciplines. Serve as the key advocate and lead for space related recommendations pertaining to SOM shared resources. Collaborate with the Vice Dean for Research regarding preparation and facilitation of consultation topics.
  3. Industry Partnerships. Provide academic expertise and foster relationships with current and potential Industry Partners in SOM facilities to determine and assess the strategic benefits of each for SOM. Act as the key SOM liaison for leases, infrastructure, development, patents, and intellectual property. Analyze the value proposition for newly proposed industry partners and present recommendations as to whether they should or should not be offered space in our current facilities or Aggie Square. There will be a growing need to provide input on proposed industry partners in Aggie Square.
  4. SOM Centers. Develop and implement a strategic plan for oversight to assist in ensuring/assessing the sustainability of SOM research centers, =institutes, and programs (units) with the support of the SOM Dean’s Office team. Contribute to the review process of the centers and provide funding recommendations in the third quarter of each fiscal year.
  5. SOM Strategic Faculty Recruitments. As a member of the SOM OR leadership team, contribute expertise to discussions related to strategies and decisions for key SOM faculty recruits in department and unit searches. Act as a SOM representative for various initiatives intended to facilitate team science, develop career pathways, and invest in research initiatives.
  6. Serve on the Research Core Advisory Council (RCAC) to assist in providing recommendations to the Director of the Research Core Facilities Program (RCFP) within the UC Davis Office of Research (OR). Recommendations to the Director include, but are not limited to, establishing, maintaining, expanding, and sun-setting of Campus Research Core Facilities (CRCF’s). RCAC reviews funding requests to RCFP and makes recommendations for strategic investments. The RCAC convenes once a month and develops a strategic plan for sustainable UCD research core facility operation and identifies necessary resources (dollars, space, personnel) to implement such a plan.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Basic qualifications
• The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree and have a distinguished and balanced record in teaching, research, and University/public service in either the Ladder Rank, In Residence or Clinical X series at the University of California at Davis. Candidates should be either senior Associate or Full Professors.
• Demonstrated visionary and strategic thinking and leadership including administration and management of human and financial resources and facilities, preferably in a research university.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and consensus building skills, required to form productive partnerships and build relationships. Demonstrated ability to work closely with faculty in an environment of shared governance, having sensitivity to the changing dynamics of academic basic and translational medicine and ability to command the respect and trust of students, staff, faculty, administrators, department chairs, and institute/center directors. Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and team building.
• A deep understanding of overall SOM priorities and campus strategies. Strong expertise in science priorities and unique strengths of UC Davis
• Ability to develop a plan, document the goals, communicate the progress and implement corrective measures if the plan is disrupted. Ability to design and implement school-level initiatives and investment plans and programs to promote team science.
• Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and demonstrated ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic, gender, and ability differences.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

• Business acumen to provide leadership and guidance to a variety of self-supporting research, service, and clinical enterprises within the SOM, keen interest in or experience with philanthropic cultivation, and an ability to engage political processes appropriately and effectively to promote institutional missions and goals are preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

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Sacramento, CA