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Associate Dean – Research, Innovation, and International Relations

NOSM is a made-in-the-North solution that is attracting attention from around the world for its innovative model of community-engaged medical education and research, while staying true to its social accountability mandate of contributing to improving the health of the people and communities of Northern Ontario.

NOSM serves as the Faculty of Medicine of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and the Faculty of Medicine of Laurentian University in Sudbury. NOSM’s campus spans thousands of kilometres and includes Indigenous, Francophone, remote/rural communities, and urban centres.

Researchers and scholars have published thousands of studies focused specifically on the issues that affect people in the North.  The work of NOSM researchers plays a key role in fulfilling the School’s social accountability mandate.  NOSM is now seeking an innovative and results-oriented Associate Dean (RIIR) to build on its current successes and create a superior environment for learning and inquiry in research and international relations that promotes a pervasive sense of respect, collegiality, empathy and cooperation.

Accountable to the Dean, President and CEO, the Associate Dean (RIIR) is the School’s internal and external advocate for research, graduate studies innovation and international relations.  Providing leadership and vision in the development of a RIIR five-year strategic plan, the Associate Dean (RIIR) ensures sufficient supports and guidance are in place for all aspects of planning, development, implementation and continuous quality improvement with respect to NOSM’s research strategy, graduate studies, and compatibility with the social accountability mandate, vision, mission, values and academic principles.  Additionally, the incumbent will oversee the development of new areas of innovation including Digital and Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation and informatics as well as the Centre for Medical Education Research.  With exceptional communication skills and an attitude of openness and cultural sensitivity, the Associate Dean (RIIR) has the ability to establish and foster relationships with local and regional stakeholders as well as international partners with specific emphasis placed on international research collaborations.

The successful candidate for Associate Dean (RIIR) will have a proven record of leadership in an academic or clinical setting coupled with either a PhD and/or MD and qualifications to hold an academic appointment at NOSM.  The Associate Dean (RIIR) may already hold a faculty appointment at NOSM, and must be able to commit to a minimum of 0.6 – 0.8 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) time allocation for a five year term, normally renewable once upon satisfactory review.  A nationally recognized researcher, the incumbent has the commitment and wherewithal to develop innovative strategies in northern, rural and remote environments.  Decisive and accountable, the Associate Dean (RIIR) is also administratively and fiscally responsible for the overall structure, operation, and budget associated with the portfolio.  Candidates will also have knowledge of Francophone and Indigenous cultures.

The committee will begin to review applications after September 15, 2019 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  To be considered for this senior academic leadership role, interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and a CV outlining their research, teaching, and administrative experience and interests, including future directions, together with the names and addresses of three referees to:

Learn more about this position by reading the full job description.

Positions are subject to budget approval.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals.  NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Indigenous and Francophone candidates, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.  In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  Eligible candidates from Northern Ontario will be given preference.  Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.