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IU School of Medicine seeks applications for several open positions

June 5, 2014

IUSM is seeking applications for several open positions, including a department chair and two regional medical education center directors:

Chair, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics

The IU School of Medicine is seeking a visionary academic leader to serve as chair of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.

The successful candidate should have a strong background in academic leadership, research, clinical service and teaching. Experience should include evidence of effective communication, mentorship and change management. The candidate should be poised to lead the department to a higher level of excellence. Candidates should possess an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.

The Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics was founded in 1966 and is one of the oldest medical genetics departments in the country. It is a combined basic science and clinical service department with four complementary divisions.

  • The Division of Clinical and Biochemical Genetics provides genetics services to IU and throughout the state. Their educational role includes an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited medical genetics residency and an outstanding Master’s in Genetics Counseling program.
  • The Division of Diagnostic Genomics provides College of American Pathologists (CAP)/ linical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) laboratory services in Cytogenetics, Molecular Diagnostics, and Biochemical Genetics and offers (American Board of Medical Genetics) ABMG-accredited laboratory fellowships in Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics. Recent focus includes expanded services in cardiology and pharmacogenomics.
  • The Division of Hereditary Genomics research areas involve statistical and quantitative genetics, computational biology and bioinformatics, and ethical issues related to gene discovery.
  • The Division of Molecular Genetics and Gene Therapy is home to a variety of bench researchers exploring the genetic basis of human diseases.

The research divisions have an active graduate program conferring M.S., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. degrees.

The IU School of Medicine is located on the core campus of IUPUI and has nine campuses across the state, educating the second-largest medical student body in the U.S. Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States and is growing and thriving economically due to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation, which contribute over $44 billion annually to its economy. The vibrant downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination, and residential neighborhood. The expanding residential base is driven by rich amenities and quality of life – the city is home to a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas.

Candidates interested in this leadership opportunity should create one PDF containing the following: a letter of interest including leadership experiences and/or approaches and a curriculum vitae. Send the PDF file by email to iusmhire@iu.edu using “Chair of Medical & Molecular Genetics” as the subject of the message.

The message should be addressed to search committee co-chairs

Julie Welch, M.D. – Search Committee Co-Chair
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Mervin Yoder, M.D. – Search Committee Co-Chair,
Director, Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Richard and Pauline Klinger Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Chair for Basic Research, Pediatrics

The priority review deadline is Monday, June 30.

Associate Deans and Regional Campus Directors

The IU School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for visionary academic leaders to head IUSM Regional Campuses. Reporting to the Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, ideal candidates will have strong experience in academic leadership, medical research and medical education, particularly regional medical education within community settings.

This is an opportunity for a skillful leader to shape the direction of a community’s only medical campus within the strong, state-wide network of our academic medical center. Candidates should possess an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.

The IUSM Statewide System for Medical Education, which was established in 1971 and trains the second-largest medical student body in the U.S., includes the main campus in Indianapolis and eight additional campuses affiliated with IU and other Indiana universities. Over 50 percent of first- and second-year students are taught at a regional campus. From 2009-2014, IUSM has expanded opportunities for third- and fourth-year clinical rotations to all of its regional campuses throughout the state.

We are concurrently recruiting associate deans and regional campus directors for the below locations. While we are advertising these openings together, each regional medical campus position has distinctive features and opportunities. For more information, visit http://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/regional-campus-directors.

Associate Dean and Regional Campus Director at IUSM-Muncie: In partnership with Ball State University, IUSM-Muncie is home to 16 faculty members along with more than 150 volunteer clinical faculty from the East-Central Indiana region who instruct about 60 medical students annually.  A close and continuing relationship exists between the IUSM-Muncie and IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital residency programs where family medicine, internal medicine, and transitional year residencies provide the largest graduate medical education opportunities outside of Indianapolis. Recent research faculty recruitment has resulted in substantial increases in extramural research funding from National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation to support research in the areas of neuroscience, epigenetics and developmental biology. 

Associate Dean and Regional Campus Director at IUSM-South Bend: In partnership with the University of Notre Dame, IUSM-South Bend is home to 25 clinical and research faculty members and more than 200 volunteer clinical faculty who instruct about 60 medical students annually. IUSM-South Bend has a close and continuing relationship with the region’s major hospital systems, including Memorial and St. Joseph’s, both which house family medicine residency programs. Research faculty are members of an active extramurally funded interdisciplinary research community with existing strengths in cancer biology, infectious disease, neuroscience and vascular biology. IUSM-South Bend faculty hold adjunct Notre Dame appointments and maintain active research collaborations with investigators at IU School of Medicine and Notre Dame, particularly the IU Simon Cancer Center, the Notre Dame Eck Institute for Global Health, the W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a joint partnership between IUSM-South Bend and Notre Dame. For more information about our program, facilities, research cores and partnerships, visit http://medicine.iu.edu/southbend/about-iusm-sb/associate-director-search.

Candidates interested in one or both of these leadership opportunities should create one PDF containing the following: a letter of interest including leadership experiences and/or approaches, medical education and research experience, and a curriculum vitae. Send the PDF file by email to iusmhire@iu.edu using “Regional Campus Director Search” as the subject of the message. The message should be addressed to search committee co-chairs:

Taihung (Peter) Duong, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Center Director, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute
Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Emily Walvoord, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

The priority application review deadline is Monday, June 16.

IU School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry - Multiple Positions

The IU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is experiencing an exciting period of growth and transformation and is seeking qualified applicants for strategic faculty positions across its programs.  

These positions offer exciting opportunities for research, program leadership/development, teaching and clinical care.  With tremendous growth comes a unique opportunity to influence the direction of the department, collaborate with a diversity of colleagues, and access formal and informal mentoring. In addition to offering competitive benefits and salary, we are committed to flexibility and generous start-up packages to facilitate development of research activities.  Areas of emphasis include the following:

  • Interventional Neuropsychiatry
  • Neurotrauma Neuropsychiatry
  • Addictions
  • Geropsychiatry
  • Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Appointments will be on the clinical or tenure track and commensurate with qualifications and experience. An M.D. or equivalent and/or a Ph.D. is required; clinicians must be board certified (or eligible) and eligible for licensure in the State of Indiana. Strategic recruitment of clinicians and clinician scientists are not limited to the specific job openings listed here. The department encourages exceptional clinician and clinician scientist applicants to inquire about other opportunities to join its growing team.

The IU Department of Psychiatry provides comprehensive psychiatric and psychological assessment and treatment in state of the art specialty clinics across the diagnostic spectrum for children, adolescents and adults; maintains a commitment to educational excellence for students, residents, interns, and fellows; and in recent years has achieved an exponential increase in translational research funding. Our mission is to be a destination site for training the next generation of leaders in psychiatry, furthering neuroscience discovery, and pioneering new approaches to the translation of these discoveries to the treatment of neurobehavioral disorders. The IU School of Medicine and IU Health have committed significant resources to basic and clinical neuroscience. We have recently completed our move into the brand new IU Health Neuroscience Center, where we collaborate with colleagues in neurology, neurosurgery, the Neuroimaging Center, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and others to treat individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders. Connected to the Clinical Neuroscience Center, we have just opened a state of the art Neuroscience Research Building, which brings together neuroscience researchers from across the school, including the Institute for Psychiatric Research in the Department of Psychiatry.

Located in Indianapolis, the IU School of Medicine has nine campuses across the state. The school educates the second largest medical student body in the U.S. Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States and has a culturally diverse population. The city is growing, thriving economically and anchored by the life sciences. The expanding residential base is driven by rich amenities and quality of life. In addition to having active sports, cultural, arts, and educational events and programs, Indianapolis is located centrally near several other major cities including Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. 

Interested candidates should submit CVs by email to majhughe@iupui.edu (Attn: Dr. Tom McAllister, Department Chair). Please write "Psych Faculty Jobs" in the subject line. The priority deadline is Monday, June 23.

For additional information, visit the Department of Psychiatry website

IU School of Medicine - Department of Family Medicine - Assistant/Associate Professor

The IU School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine is seeking candidates for an assistant/associate professor of family medicine.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in public policy, public health, population health or related field. Candidates must have five or more years of research or policy experience in health care delivery or the health workforce field. Demonstrated leadership ability and expertise in data gathering and analysis, report writing and grant writing is required. Strong administrative, communication and writing skills must be demonstrated. Candidates must have the ability to work independently, have a strong internal drive and the ability to develop the focus of the program and know how to reach the intended mission.  Interpersonal skills, teamwork, and organizational skills are critical.  The candidate will be appointed as an assistant/associate professor on a tenure track in the IU School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine.

The major responsibilities will include developing and directing the Health Workforce Studies Program Office as well as conducting other scholarly activities such as investigator initiated workforce research, grant writing, research contract negotiations and dissemination of research products through peer-reviewed publications and local, state and national presentations. In addition, it is expected that the individual in this position will contribute to the service mission of the department by providing support to department initiatives and stakeholders in the Health Workforce Studies. The third significant responsibility will focus on supporting the educational mission of the department by mentoring students and residents, providing presentations at didactic sessions and supporting faculty development.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send letter of interest, complete academic curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:  Family Medicine - Faculty Recruiter, 1110 W. Michigan Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN  46202-5102

The IU School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; qualified women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  Indiana University is an EEO/AA, M/F/D.

IU is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

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