Inaugural Vice Dean in Nursing Research

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

Inaugural Vice Dean, Nursing Research - Open Rank

Department College of Nursing

Salary Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary

The Rutgers University, School of Nursing invites applications for an Inaugural Vice Dean of Nursing Research.

As the Inaugural Vice Dean of Nursing Research, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy by shaping and expanding the Schools’ programs of research in ways that can promote health, guide healthcare practices, and transform lives. The core responsibilities of the Inaugural Vice Dean of Nursing Research will include the cultivation of externally funded, faculty-led programs of research with an emphasis on NIH or NIH-equivalent funding. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Vice Dean will help to identify the School of Nursing’s research priorities, actively stimulate and mentor research-focused faculty, identify potential funding sources, and aid in the recruitment of research-focused faculty.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Maintain an exemplary program of research funded by NIH or equivalent source.
• Maintain an exemplary, sustained, impactful publication record.
• Provide leadership and vision in planning and implementing the School’s research agenda.
• Collaborate and partner with Rutgers / RBHS’ Centers and Schools to create interdisciplinary research opportunities.
• Mentor research faculty with a priority on the submission of NIH applications.
• Mentor Ph.D. students in the development of grant proposals (e.g. F31, AHRQ R36).
• Provide oversight and vision for the School of Nursing’s Centers of Excellence and set standards for research productivity and internal support.
• Monitor the School of Nursing’s rankings as published by the Blue Mountain Institute of Medical Research and implement successful strategies to achieve and sustain a competitive ranking.
• Provide feedback to the Associate Dean, Division of Nursing Science regarding faculty member’s research and scholarship performance.
• Work collaboratively with the Associate Dean, Division of Nursing Science in support of the Division’s faculty, mission, and vision.
• Provide the dean with regular updates, strategies to achieve research goals, and recommended metrics to gauge goal achievements.
• Collaborate with dean and vice deans in executive leadership activities.
• Support the School’s mission, vision, and goals.

Rutgers School of Nursing is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive community and seeks faculty and staff who embrace this commitment. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.

Posting Number 21FA0694

Posting Open Date 06/11/2021

Minimum Education and Experience

• PhD or equivalent research-focused degree
• Eligible for tenure at the associate or full professor level (full professor preferred)
• Sustained track record of NIH or equivalent funding
• Current NIH or equivalent funding
• Sustained, impactful publication record
• RN preferred but not required


New Jersey’s premier academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our elite and renowned faculty are teachers, health researchers and providers, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education and training in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers. An important mission of RBHS is to promote the careers of faculty, staff, and learners.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

The School of Nursing is one of eight schools that make up the Rutgers biomedical and Health Sciences. As part of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences division, the School of Nursing (Newark) offers unique opportunities in education, research, and practice at a leading national research university which is the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education.

Innovative academic offerings include bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s, DNP, and PhD programs that are preparing nurse leaders of today and tomorrow at campus locations in Newark, New Brunswick, and Blackwood, NJ.

As one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive nursing schools, the Rutgers School of Nursing is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, evidence-based research and health care delivery, and promotion of community health. The school is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of current and future students through innovative teaching and learning strategies in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Moreover, the school has distance education offerings that include online hybrid options. Students have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of baccalaureate and graduate programs.


It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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