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Assistant Dean of Research

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Meridian, Idaho
Start date
Oct 19, 2023

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is seeking an Assistant Dean of Research. This Dean position is a non-tenured role responsible for carrying out ICOM's mission through leading and supervising the research efforts of the college. This position will lead the development of the research department and infrastructure necessary to support the needs of faculty and student research at ICOM. The Assistant Dean of Research at ICOM will develop and nurture partnerships with educational and clinical partners on a local, regional, and national level to increase opportunities for faculty and student research opportunities.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Advocates for and designs programs that support the needs of student and faculty research at ICOM
  • Plans and develops a department of research with sponsored programs and additional research-related infrastructure
  • Provides internal support for research project planning and for ongoing research projects
  • Builds and maintains research partnerships with community, regional, national, and international groups to support opportunities for students and faculty
  • Leads and guides research related teaching for osteopathic medical students as needed in the curriculum
  • Provides leadership and oversight for ICOM research facilities and departmental budget
  • Advises and mentors faculty and students on research projects
  • Provides logistical support for all research activities, including the coordination of student research opportunities

ICOM is unable to sponsor employment visas at this time.


The minimum amount of education and experience than an individual needs to successfully perform the essential duties of this position include:

  • A doctoral degree (PhD, DO, MD or equivalent relevant terminal degree) in an appropriate field with pertinent training (postdoctoal/residency).
  • Evidence of academic experience commensurate with being hired as an Associate or Full Professor.


  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully set priorities and analyze data.
  • Record of strong teamwork, ethical behavior, and collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Evidence of mentoring junior faculty and students.
  • Evidence of a successful program of scholarship and history of grant support.
  • Ability to create, motivate and manage teams in support of established goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage people with integrity and build trust.
  • Overseeing compliance with research ethics and regulatory requirement.
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and documenting research program outcomes.


  • Previous experience or leadership with an institutional review board (IRB).
  • Documented expertise in research grant application and award administration.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary collaborations and research teams, including academic, clinical, and industry partners.
  • Academic administration and leadership experience, including the ability to implement policies and decisions.
  • Demonstrated leadership in assisting with the development of research programs.

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