Associate Dean for Research

Posted 1 year ago

The Goldfarb School of Nursing

Paul J. McKee Associate Dean for Research

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College (College) is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and is a member of BJC HealthCare. Goldfarb School of Nursing and its legacy schools have served the St. Louis community for over 100 years.

The College is seeking an Associate Dean for Research to develop and advance the College’s research mission through the recruitment, development, and retention of research scientists with robust, socially/clinically relevant and sustainable programs of inquiry. The role collaborates with Washington University and its Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and BJC healthcare and Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s quality, safety, and workforce scientists. The incumbent will possess an active research portfolio and ensure that research and evidence-based practice is highlighted in undergraduate and graduate studies. The Associate Dean will oversee grant management and regulatory requirements for sound and ethical research practices.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and guidance for all Goldfarb School of Nursing research-related activities consistent with the mission of the College and advice and counsel on research and scholarly matters to the Dean.
  • Recruit faculty with evidence of funded research that support or align with the school’s centers of excellence.
  • Continuously mentor faculty and students to develop their research and scholarship.
  • Promote and advance the careers of scientists by creating a culture of support, inquiry, innovation, and recognition.
  • Participate in the implementation and ongoing development of the research mission and ensure consistency with the College’s strategic plan.
  • Collaborate to advance team science with interprofessional partners within the Washington University system, the BJC healthcare System, and across regional Colleges and Universities.
  • Collaborate with the Dean and the Faculty Curriculum Committee to establish scholarship standards.
  • Model team and collaborative behaviors in a variety of settings with the College, including, but not limited to Washington University, the BJC healthcare System, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, community agencies and other non-collegiate partners.
  • Maintain a portfolio of individual and/or team research, capitalizing on the resources and capacity of the BJC/BJH/Washington University system.
  • Fulfill responsibilities of a faculty member in the School, as negotiated with the Dean.
  • Represent and promote the College in a wide-ranging array of local to international forums tied to the research mission, strategic plan, and the advancement of science and evidence-based practice.
  • Serve on appointed research-related councils and committees, as appointed, such as with BJC healthcare and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
  • Supervise Program Officer and other staff assigned to the Office of Nursing Research and Scientific Inquiry.
  • Oversee the development of research practices with the Grants Management Office, BJH Foundation, and other stakeholders to ensure faculty research support.
  • Participate in budgeting and resource allocation and management for the Office of Research.
  • Identify sources of funding and disseminate funding announcements.
  • Assist researchers with pre- and post-award activities, including grant and budget administration and high impact dissemination venues, while ensuring key processes and personnel are in place for ease of grant administration.
  • Establish policies and practices that adhere to the legal and ethical aspects of research practices, and that meet compliance and regulatory standards.

Position Requirements: 

The successful candidate for this position will have: 

  • A PhD in nursing or a related field;
  • Demonstrated experience growing a research program;
  • Demonstrated record of funded research;
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor faculty to develop their research and scholarship;
  • Ability to establish rapport and collaborate across multiple institutions.

The position will remain open until filled, with the review of candidates to begin immediately.

BJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of BJC HealthCare to consider all applicants for employment with the organization on the basis of their qualifications, skills and abilities for the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, and to give all employees equal opportunity to progress within the organization without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. BJC HealthCare values diversity among employees, patients, families and the communities it serves and is committed to promote the recruitment and retention of multi-cultural staff who support diversity within our organization.

Search Process: How to Apply

This search is being conducted by Jeanette Lancaster, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate, Tuft & Associates. To apply for this position, please submit your CV or resume and cover letter outlining specific qualifications electronically, using one of these options:

  • Complete the resume submission form below, and include your CV or resume and cover letter.
  • Email your resume and cover letter to Catherine Babjak, Manager, at; 312.642.8889

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LocationSt. Louis, MO