Requisition ID: 16456
Associate Dean for Research - College of Health and Human Sciences
Nominations and applications are invited for the Associate Dean for Research
in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) at Purdue University. The
Associate Dean of Research is responsible for overseeing and promoting the
research mission of HHS. The Associate Dean of Research will identify new
collaborative funding opportunities and facilitate new research partnerships
within HHS, across the University, and with external stake-holders. The
Associate Dean of Research will support and grow the strength and vitality of
the research programs of HHS faculty. The Associate Dean for Research serves
on the senior administrative team of HHS.
Founded in 2010, the College of Health and Human Sciences is the third-largest
College at Purdue, and includes nine academic units: Health and Kinesiology;
Health Sciences; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Development and
Family Studies; Nursing; Nutrition Science; Psychological Sciences; Public
Health and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. These nine units hold
national and international recognition for their fundamental scientific and
programmatic contributions to improving the health and well-being of
individuals and communities. HHS provides a rich environment for world-
changing discovery and boasts a robust and diverse research portfolio. In
fiscal year 2020, HHS received ~$34.7million in research and sponsored program
awards. Funding sources to HHS include the Department of Health and Human
Services, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the
Institute for Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, private
foundations, non-profit and state organizations.
The College of Health and Human Sciences strives to elevate the reputation of
Purdue University by positioning our faculty to meet the population's health
challenges, growing and creating opportunities for Indiana and the global
economy, and enhancing student learning for success in a rapidly changing
world. The multidisciplinary learning environment uniquely prepares students
to contribute to improved human health and behavior and serve as leaders in
Qualifications and Responsibilities
Qualifications for the position
Experience with establishing and managing a vibrant research program, with
demonstrated skills in conducting exceptional scholarship, obtaining
consistent extramural research funding, research mentoring, and
cultivating research careers.
An innovative scholar demonstrating vision, and a commitment to supporting
and fostering interdisciplinary research.
Earned doctorate with accomplishments that merit appointment as a Full
Professor with tenure in one of the nine academic units.
Excellent communication, collaboration, and management skills.
Experience with and a commitment to working with individuals and groups
from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and to expanding and fostering
an inclusive and equitable climate.
Responsibilities of the Associate Dean
Administering and coordinating intramural funding opportunities for
Advising in the preparation and processing of extramural grant
Facilitating the development of multidisciplinary, multi-investigator
Administering and coordinating competitions for research grants and
Serving as the College's liaison with the Office of the Executive Vice
President for Research and Partnerships, Sponsored Program Services,
Discovery Park, and other University offices.
About Purdue University
Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana's only land-grant University, a
comprehensive R1 educational and research institution, and a member of the
American Association of Universities (AAU). In addition to the College of
HHS, Purdue University's strengths in Agriculture, Education, Engineering,
Liberal Arts, Management, Pharmacy, Science, Veterinary Medicine, and
extension offices, contribute to robust research and educational environment.
The West Lafayette campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two
hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with more than
49,000 students from over 133 countries. The diverse greater Lafayette/West
Lafayette community (www. homeofpurdue.com) has a population of approximately
200,000, various community amenities, and a low cost of living.
Applicants should submit:
A cover letter describing the applicant's interest in this position,
evidence of research funding success, administrative and leadership
experience, and how the applicant's career goals align with this position.
A complete curriculum vitae.
A statement of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
For priority consideration, please submit all application materials by
November 15, 2021.
Purdue University's College of Health and Human Sciences is committed to
advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery,
instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these
areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past
experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a
climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue is an ADVANCE institution: https: // www. purdue.edu/advance-purdue.
Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential and should be
directed to Stephanie Ferguson, Executive Recruiter.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Preeti Sivasankar, Chair, HHS
Associate Dean of Research Search Advisory Committee, Purdue University.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15th and
will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding
the position may be addressed to Stephanie Ferguson at
A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged
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