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Associate Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Application Window

Open date: August 8, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 30, 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: Friday, Jun 30, 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.

Position description

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis or UCD) School of Medicine (SOM) Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research invites applications and nominations for an accomplished researcher and visionary leader to serve as the Associate Director.

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADRC) brings together an interdisciplinary group of dedicated researchers, clinical staff (neurologists, geriatric psychiatrists, geriatricians, neuropsychologists, psychometrists, social workers, and nurses), administrators, and support staff to carry out its mission to advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through comprehensive patient evaluations and cutting-edge research. The ADRC conducts basic and clinical research including clinical trials, clinical evaluations, community outreach and education, professional education, and research training.

The incoming Associate Director will be given 30% effort for leadership and administrative functions of the ADRC. Additional duties will be influenced by candidate qualifications and interests, departmental needs, and clinical practice requirements, as applicable.

The Associate Director will be a strategic leader with the ability to create a shared and inspirational vision. In collaboration with Center leadership, the Associate Director will address the following opportunities and challenges:

• Provide intellectual and administrative leadership and promote the efforts and capabilities of ADRC research to the UC Davis community at large and to current and potential collaborating institutions
• 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; identify opportunities for financial growth through fundraising and grants
• Lead the development and implementation of a strategic plan to increase the visibility, reputation, and impact of the ADRC
• Represent the needs of Center-affiliated faculty and students, by communicating those needs to involved colleges/units, the Office of Research, and the campus at large
• Recruit, develop, mentor, and retain an exceptional staff and faculty to the Center
• Take a leading role in outreach efforts, distinguished lecture series, and the organization of workshops and symposia
• Collaborate with other centers and research units
• Lead an extramurally funded research program that conducts outstanding research in Alzheimer’s Disease or other closely related topics
• Maintain proper adherence to all UC, UCDH, and campus administrative, financial, and human resource policies and procedures

In addition, Academic Senate faculty member responsibilities include:
• Clinical service in the area of specialty, as applicable
• Teaching medical students, residents, and fellows
• Conducting bench/clinical/translational research
• A record of peer-reviewed publications; success in obtaining extramural funding, as applicable
• University and professional service

All responsibilities will be further determined based on faculty series.

UC Davis has retained Isaacson Miller, a national academic search firm, to assist in this search. Qualified applicants must apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF5124.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• MD, MD/PhD, Ph.D, or equivalent terminal degree. 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 an Associate or early Full Professor in the Ladder Rank (Regular), In-Residence, or Clinical Investigator (Clinical_X) series at the University of California
• Scholarship focused on Alzheimer’s disease and/or related disorders
• Strong record of leadership and achievement in research as evidenced by success in securing extramural research funding
• Ability to manage a federal project renewal cycle
• Ability to engage in administrative budget planning and implementation, and the ability to juggle a large research program at scale
• Demonstrated prior success at leading interprofessional teams, working across campus units
• Commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in education and research
• Demonstrated teaching ability and commitment to university and public service
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with a diverse population.

The ideal candidate will have a developed record of successful research, a significant record of peer-reviewed scientific publications, a strong record of securing extramural research funding, and a strong history of written and verbal communication with a track record of working in a matrix organization. This individual will have strong interpersonal skills, the capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with others, some experience managing space and financial resources, and an ability to inspire colleagues and staff to achieve excellent results.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Authorization to Release Information - The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure or security of employment. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

    The form is available at: https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf

Reference requirements
  • 5 required (contact information only)

References will only be contacted regarding those candidates who advance to final consideration for the position.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05124

Help contact: mchristensen@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

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Job location

Sacramento, CA