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Director sought to lead new Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice

Dec. 5, 2013

Indiana University seeks an inaugural director and visionary to lead the new Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice.

This role is an exciting, unique opportunity to build the Center from the ground up, influence state and national policies, and ultimately play a vital role in preparing learners to partner in providing high-quality, team-based care to optimize health.

CIPHEP is the result of the University Clinical Affairs Council’s shared vision to address the growing need to implement, support and evaluate interprofessional health education and practice. The UCA is comprised of eight deans from the IU’s schools of dentistry, nursing, medicine, rehabilitation sciences, optometry, public health (IU and IUPUI campuses), and social work. Their groundwork and longstanding partnerships will enable more robust, interprofessional education for health professions students and poise IU to emerge as a national leader in interdisciplinary education.

CIPHEP will be located on the campus of IUPUI, ranked seventh by U.S. News and World Report in 2012 as an “Up-and-Coming National University.” IUPUI is uniquely positioned near the heart of Indianapolis, which has resulted in a deep-rooted tradition of community partnership. Offering more than 250 degrees in 19 schools, IUPUI is Indiana’s most comprehensive university. The campus has a health and life sciences focus, with the medical school and nursing school among the largest in the nation. The CIPHEP will serve as an interprofessional hub for the education of eight health science schools on both the Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses.

To review the full position description, visit: http://go.iu.edu/9b7.

Qualified applicants must possess: 

  • At least five years of demonstrated leadership, administrative and team building experience
  • A background in interprofessional health education and practice
  • A professional background in dentistry, health and rehabilitation sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, optometry or social work
  • A terminal degree and a record of accomplishments that will merit a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate or full professor                                                                                                                                                                                        

To apply, create one PDF file containing: a letter of interest demonstrating core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice (such as leadership, communications, collaboration, relationship-building and team-building) and a curriculum vitae. Email the PDF to iusmhire@iu.edu using “CIPHEP Director” as the subject (Attn: Dr. Marion Broome).

The priority deadline is Monday, Feb. 3. The search and screen committee will review applications when received and applications will be considered until an appointment is made. The target start date is July 1.

IU is an EEO/AA employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourage the application of minority, women, and persons with disabilities.

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