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 Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of its 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. The University’s 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018. Dalhousie’s Medical School, with campuses in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick, and over 100 teaching sites across the Maritimes attracts some of Canada's top students, physicians, and health researchers.  The Faculty of Medicine includes an annual operating budget of more than $47 million.


Reporting to the Dean of Medicine, the Associate Dean (Research) promotes and champions research excellence within the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.  The Associate Dean (Research) has responsibility for leadership in and administration of research within the Faculty of Medicine and manages the Medical Research Development Office to ensure effective use of the Faculty’s resources in supporting research and graduate programs. As a member of the senior leadership team in the Faculty of Medicine, the Associate Dean (Research) plays an active and central role in Faculty-wide decision making, operational planning and strategy setting.  The Associate Dean (Research) supports all forms of scholarly endeavor within the Faculty of Medicine, assisting and mentoring researchers in securing ongoing support and investments from all sources including the three national granting councils, private industry, and numerous other funding partners. The Associate Dean (Research) works collaboratively with faculty, department heads, senior leaders, and staff within the Faculty of Medicine and plays a crucial leadership role in coordinating planning and research efforts with colleagues across the University including the Vice-President Research, the Office of Research Services and Associate Deans (Research) in other Faculties and with external partners and stakeholders including Vice-Presidents responsible for research in the health authorities of the Maritime Provinces, those responsible for health research within the government ministries of the Maritime Provinces, and research partners and funders within the national medical and health research sector.


Interested in the opportunity to enhance collaboration, partnerships and research productivity, you are a researcher with a PhD and/or an MD who brings a track record of relevant research activity that provides the foundation to understand and lead the Faculty’s strategic research goals. You have participated in large research enterprises/programs and understand the factors and culture required to develop, foster and support medical school research that is internationally recognized and responsive to health needs. You have experience in attracting significant research funding from a range of sources, are familiar with national, provincial and international granting agencies and are able to mentor and assist colleagues in developing their research programs. Your relationship building skills allow you to seek out and create collaborative partnerships within and across your organization and with partners locally, nationally and internationally.


If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact Anna Stuart or Jason Ozon at 902-421-9849 for more information, or submit your application online at: Applications must include a completed self-identification questionnaire, which can be found at:   


This position is for a 5-year renewable term and the appointment will be accompanied by an appropriate academic appointment.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Job Title Associate Dean (Research)
Date Posted 2017-Jun-29
Expiry Date
Ad ID:10187
Post Details
Posted By Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
City or Province Halifax
Location Nova Scotia
Job Type Full-time
Classification Research and Education