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HSR: Associate Chair Investigation and Discovery/Associate Chair of Research

The Dell Medical School of The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the inaugural Associate Chair of Investigation and Discovery for the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.  A rare opportunity awaits a candidate with a desire to lead the development and strategic priorities of the research enterprise within the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.  With an integrated administrative infrastructure, the Department is organized to support meaningful collaboration across subspecialties within the Department, and other disciplines and Institutes throughout Dell Medical School.  Additionally, The University of Texas at Austin provides a rich opportunity for cross disciplinary collaboration with over $330 million in federal research funding.

The Dell Medical School’s vision is a Vital, Inclusive Health Ecosystem. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, the Dell Medical School will pursue innovation in the redesign of healthcare delivery, excellence in biomedical and healthcare-related research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education.  It is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities.  An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable the development and success of the Dell Medical School.  The School is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community’s underserved population.

The Associate Chair of Investigation and Discovery will be an integral part of building the Department into a nationally-recognized leader in the research of innovative, value-based approaches to improving health.   The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care’s mission is to: develop new models of care that reward value, develop research programs to evaluate new care delivery paradigms, and educate and train future health care leaders. The Department particularly welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence in academic medicine. The University of Texas at Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.

Required Qualifications: Medical degree from an accredited medical school or PhD in a relevant discipline; if MD, board certification in general surgery, trauma surgery, pediatric surgery, vascular surgery, urology, or significant experience in perioperative medicine, regardless of board certification/specialty; eligible for appointment as an Associate Professor or Professor at UT Austin; substantial record of leadership and achievement in academic medicine including sustained acquisition and participation in funded research; experience in leading significant single or multi-site research programs in Surgery and Perioperative care.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated record of innovation in research and integration into clinical practice and product development; demonstrated record of facilitating cross-disciplinary connections to advance research priorities; demonstrated record of securing extramural research funding; demonstrated record of faculty and trainee mentorship in research; experience in health services research; experience working with diverse populations in research and academics; commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in medical education.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vita to DellMedicalSchool@merritthawkins.com.  Questions and nominations can be directed to Jay Torio, Senior Director, Department of Academics at Merritt Hawkins at (866) 406-0269.  All applications will be handled in a security sensitive and confidential manner. 

The University of Texas at Austin values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.  This position is security sensitive; conviction verification will be conducted on applicant selected.

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