Open date: June 22nd, 2022
Most recent review date: Monday, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The University of California, Davis School of Medicine invites applications for an accomplished researcher and visionary thinker to serve as the next Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. Since its inception in 1994, the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) has conducted interdisciplinary and collaborative research and research synthesis to improve health outcomes and services, educate the next generation of health services researchers, and assist policymakers in formulating effective health policies. CHPR is the only UC Davis-wide resource that supports interdisciplinary, innovative research on healthcare outcomes, access, quality and costs, synthesizes research and disseminates analyses directed to improving clinical care and health policy, and educates trainees in health services research methods. CHPR has been designated as an Organized Research Unit (ORU) since 1999 under the auspices of the UC Davis Office of Research with center-affiliated faculty researchers representing a broad spectrum of disciplines from across the University. Current CHPR research emphases include substance use, mental health, healthcare quality, population health, community engagement, and evidence synthesis to inform health policy.
The incoming leader will be given 40% effort for leadership and administrative functions of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. Additional duties and faculty rank will be influenced by candidate qualifications and interests, departmental needs, and clinical practice requirements, as applicable.
Key Responsibilities Include:
• Provide intellectual and administrative leadership and promote the efforts and capabilities of CHPR research to the UC Davis community at large and to current and potential collaborating institutions;
• In collaboration with the Associate Director and Chief Administrative Officer, oversee executive, financial, and research operations for CHPR;
• Work with and oversee almost 60 CHPR personnel which includes an Associate Director, CHPR core faculty, principal investigators, and administrative support staff;
• Facilitate interdisciplinary, collaborative research and outreach programs;
• Maintain a leadership role in identifying extramural funding sources and fostering the creation of appropriate investigator teams to follow through with preparation and submission of grant/ contract proposals;
• Develop a strategic plan that will increase the visibility and reputation of CHPR to better disseminate research findings to inform the public and policymakers;
• Represent the needs of Organized Research Unit* (ORU)-affiliated faculty and students, by representing their activities to involved colleges/units, the Office of Research, and the campus at large;
• Take a leading role in outreach efforts, including interaction with an external ORU Board of Advisors, distinguished lecture series, and the organization of workshops and symposia;
• Collaborate with other campus research units such as the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD);
• Lead an extramurally funded research program that conducts outstanding research in epidemiology, health services research, healthcare economics, health equity outcomes research, or similarly related field with clear policy implications;
• Maintain proper adherence to all Office of Research and campus administrative, financial, and human resource policies and procedures;
• Work cooperatively and collegially in a highly diverse environment.
In addition, Academic faculty responsibilities include: clinical service in the area of specialty, as applicable; teaching medical students, residents, and fellows; conduct bench/clinical/translational research; a record of peer-reviewed publications; success in obtaining extramural funding, as applicable; and University service. All responsibilities will be further determined based on faculty series.
Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations:
UC Davis has retained Merritt Hawkins, a national academic search firm, to assist in this search. Qualified applicants must apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05001.
UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html
UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html
• MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent terminal degree. For MD applicants, additional requirements include: board-certification and fellowship training as applicable to specialty, and subspecialty if trained, and applicants must possess or be eligible for a California Medical License;
• Academic credentials that qualify for appointment as Associate Professor or Full Professor in the Ladder Rank (Regular), In-Residence, or Clinical Investigator (Clinical_X) series at the University of California;
• High degree of knowledge in healthcare policy and health services research;
• Substantial record of leadership and achievement in research as evidenced by success in securing extramural research funding;
• Demonstrated prior success at leading interprofessional teams, working across campus units;
• Ability to lead at both the strategic and tactical levels;
• Commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in education and research;
• Demonstrated teaching ability and commitment to university and public service;
• The ideal candidate will have a national reputation of successful research and research leadership – for example, through leading an interdisciplinary research program, division or department – knowledge of national research trends, and a significant record of peer-reviewed scientific publications;
• The ideal candidate will have a strong history of written and verbal communication with a track record of working in a matrix organization;
• The individual will have strong interpersonal skills, the capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with others, experience managing space and financial resources, and an ability to inspire colleagues and staff to achieve excellent results.
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