Executive Associate Dean for Research

December 9, 2021
Priority Deadline to Apply:
February 13, 2023
Indiana University School of Nursing

Position Description

Indiana University School of Nursing, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is pleased to announce the search for an Executive Associate Dean for Research (EADR). The EADR oversees all new strategic research initiatives, academic program development related to research, and serves as the liaison to external funding sources for research. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating an atmosphere that builds faculty engagement and supports collaborative research and scholarship teams across the academic divisions of the university. The EADR supports and mentors the development of faculty scholarship and provides an ongoing analysis of the school’s grant portfolio, research agenda, scholarly activities, and external reputation. Reporting to the Dean, the EADR is a member of the School’s Executive Team and participates in faculty governance as elected or appointed.


  • Provides oversight for all aspects of the IUSON’s research mission, providing creative leadership that promotes growth and innovation in faculty scholarship, research, and strategic initiatives.
  • Provides individual and focused mentorship to research faculty in the conceptualization, writing, review, submission and performance of grants and contracts.
  • Fosters faculty and student development by providing opportunities, resources and activities for increasing expertise in research and scholarship.
  • Works with Indiana University Health System colleagues in health-related research collaborations.
  • Enhances the structure and processes for supporting new research initiatives and funding within the IUSON.
  • Collaborates with the Dean, Academic Deans, faculty, and colleagues throughout the university in determining the strategic direction for research and scholarship within the IUSON.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills to create and support opportunities for research teams within the IUSON and across the university.
  • Promotes cooperative and collaborative research arrangements with clinical practice partners and private industry.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills to provide the Dean and Executive Team analysis of grants portfolio, research agenda, scholarly activities, external benchmarks, and overall reputation and ensures timely availability of accurate data related to the IUSON’s activities.
  • Represents the IUSON at regional, state, national and international levels to garner recognition for the IUSON’s excellent nursing programs and further the research and reputational agenda.
  • Works closely with the Dean and appropriate offices on matters related to the IUSON.


  • PhD in nursing or a related field with at least five years of academic experience at the rank of a tenured Associate or Full Professor.
  • Evidence of professional leadership and progressive leadership responsibilities.
  • A demonstrated record of externally funded grants and peer reviewed publications in high impact journals.
  • Demonstrated experience in growing a research program.

About The Institution

About the School of Nursing:
Indiana University School of Nursing forms a core campus with locations on the Indianapolis (IUPUI), Bloomington, and Fort Wayne Campuses and offers a full range of programs from undergraduate to doctoral. Robust clinical and academic partnerships throughout Indiana University and the state of Indiana provide support and new opportunities for interdisciplinary research and discovery.

Research at Indiana University School of Nursing makes an impact where it matters most—for families and their loved ones in Indiana and across the globe. The IUSON has championed nurse-led research since its founding in 1914, successfully generating and applying scientific knowledge to improve health. Since 2017, the IUSON has been awarded over $25 million in external research funding.

The researchers in the School of Nursing are innovative—designing tools and interventions that improve the quality and efficacy of care and create healthier outcomes for patients, as well as curriculum that enhances the delivery of education for nurses around the world. This work addresses patients across the lifespan—from prevention and education for healthy populations to chronic illness management to palliative and end-of-life care.

Indiana University Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
As the state’s premier urban research institution, IU is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI. 

About The Community

About Indianapolis:
Indianapolis is the state capitol of Indiana and the state’s most populous city. Known for fast cars and blockbuster events, Indianapolis has also gained acclaim for its flourishing culinary and brewing scene, diverse cultural institutions, hip neighborhoods, and thriving businesses. Perhaps best known for annually hosting the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, the city is home to three Fortune 500 companies, two major league sports clubs, four university campuses, and several museums, including the world's largest children's museum and the largest collection of monuments dedicated to veterans and war casualties in the U.S. outside of Washington, D.C. The city of Indianapolis was recently voted in the Top 100 Best Places to Live by US News and World Report.

Application Process

Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to the University’s search consultant:

Danan Tsan
Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of a minimum of seven references

Applications received by February 13, 2023 will receive priority consideration.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.