Associate Dean - Research

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-10-18

With the vision of Innovative Education and Research for a Healthier North, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is committed to the education of high-quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centred, community-engaged education and research. Serving as the Faculty of Medicine for Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury, NOSM has developed distributed, community-engaged learning as its distinctive model of medical education and health research. Currently, NOSM is seeking an Associate Dean, Research.

The School's four-year MD program takes place at more than 70 sites across Northern Ontario. This fully accredited, highly innovative program emphasizes psychosocial aspects of medicine, community engagement, and social accountability. The annual cohort of 64 students, largely drawn from Northern communities, can look forward to a range of small-group, community-based, cultural immersion, and longitudinal experiences. NOSM's graduates perform exceptionally well against national standards such as the CaRMS match and the national licensing exams.


As Associate Dean, Research, you will report to the Dean, bringing innovation, passion, and expertise to the task of developing NOSM's medical research strategy. Whether planning projects, developing programs, implementing initiatives, evaluating institutes, or advising the Dean on NOSM's research profile, your commitment to the School's social accountability mandate, vision, values, and academic principles will always shine through. Your enthusiasm and expertise in medical research will elevate the School's research profile, whether serving as a member of NOSM's Executive and Senior Leadership Groups or overseeing the School's Health Sciences Library and Research Support Group. In managing teams, you embody the qualities of a great leader and team player: respecting your team, communicating effectively, and negotiating intelligently.

You appreciate the crucial importance of funding, and therefore will maintain an up-to-date inventory of all relevant research and innovation funding programs, creating a culture where faculty are encouraged to apply to such programs. Your outgoing personality and engaging intellect will earn you the respect of stakeholders with whom you network, while representing the School to external organizations, medical research peers, and academic leaders. You are entirely comfortable across diverse groups, with experience in Francophone or Aboriginal communities as an asset.

If you are an MD or Ph.D. with outstanding health research accomplishments as principal investigator, are fluent in the challenges and trends of 21st century medical research, are eager to build a team of gifted, innovative researchers in a unionized environment, and want to play a part in shaping medicine and health care in Ontario by accomplishing the above goals, this is the opportunity for you.

Please submit your application in confidence to: Phelps Talent and Executive Search 401 Bay St., Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Quote in the subject line project code: PH131719. Application Deadline: January 6, 2014

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. While all responses will be appreciated and handled in the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


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