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Professor of Medicine - General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

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Position Details

Title Professor of Medicine - General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Specific Title Director of IU Center for Aging Research
Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

At the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, we are excited to announce the search for a Director of the Center for Aging Research (IUCAR). Along with a faculty appointment at IUSM, the director reports to the president & CEO of Regenstrief Institute. The Cornelius and Yvonne Pettinga Chair in Aging Research endowed chair supports the director of IUCAR.

He or she oversees IUCAR research faculty and participates in various Institute activities. He or she has access to Institute and University resources including administrative, biostatistics, aging, and informatics cores.

Are you an experienced investigator in aging research with proven leadership and change management skills? You could lead our research efforts and develop interdisciplinary collaborations within:
• Indiana University
• Regenstrief Institute
• IU Health
• Eskenazi Health
• Roudebush VA Medical Center

The Center for Aging Research pursues research programs in a variety of areas that affect the aging population, including:
• Brain health
• Decision-making
• Physical fitness
• Transitional care
• Nursing home support
• Medication use
• Implementation science
• Patient outcomes

In concert with the IUSM and Regenstrief Institute, the Center produces premier interdisciplinary research that informs the scientific community, partners with providers, and improves the lives of patient and lay communities. The Center receives funds through the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Regenstrief Foundation, and other extramural funding agencies.

IUSM is the largest medical school in the country and annually ranks among the top medical schools in the nation by US News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research, and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability. The IU Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics remains one of the largest in the US with nearly 300 faculty with diverse involvement in the University and Department of Medicine’s tripartite academic mission of service, teaching, and research.

The Regenstrief Institute is a dynamic, people-centered research organization committed to realizing the vision of a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. We pursue this vision through research and development guided by our core values: Discovery, Impact, People, and Community. Our mission is “Connecting and Innovating for Better Health,” and through this mission we plan for a future where every patient has access to the highest quality, most efficient healthcare available, at an affordable cost.

To be successful in this position, you should have:
• A history of independent extramural funding
• Published scholarship
• Experience mentoring learners and junior faculty
• The skills and vision required to cultivate interdisciplinary research and clinical care
• Credentials and track record commensurate with the academic rank of full or associate professor with tenure in your field.
• Experience is required in identifying and securing research support from diverse sources such as foundations, private and corporate donors, and/or federal grants.

Additionally, experience with strategic planning and long-range project coordination is required. You will show the interpersonal and communication skills needed to both navigate and capitalize on existing resources, strengths, and people in our complex, matrixed environment. You should possess an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD plus a minimum 5 years of relevant administrative experience.

Although the Director’s research focus need not be in any of the areas listed above, you are be expected to develop collaborations within the IUCAR, Indiana University, Regenstrief Institute, IU Health, Eskenazi Health, Roudebush VA Medical Center and various community-based and state organizations. Regenstrief Institute is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly urges applications from females and minorities. It is the University’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. Indiana University is an EEO/AA equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, M/F/D/V.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should have Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D. The faculty rank for this tenure-track position is Professor, and will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Department Contact for Questions

Stephen Downs MD, MS (Search Committee Chair)

Bridget Working (Department Contact) bworking@iu.edu

Additional Qualifications

To be successful in this position, you should have:
• A history of independent extramural funding
• Published scholarship
• Experience mentoring learners and junior faculty
• The skills and vision required to cultivate interdisciplinary research and clinical care
• Credentials and track record commensurate with the academic rank of full professor with tenure in your field.
• Experience is required in identifying and securing research support from diverse sources such as foundations, private and corporate donors, and/or federal grants.

Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline 03/16/2018
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM002962016

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research and Teaching