The Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine is seeking an academic, research-oriented, critical thinker who has the ability to apply strategic planning and direction as the Vice Chair of Research. The position is open to applicants who have achieved the rank of Associate Professor, or higher. Salary, rank and track will commensurate with education, training and experience. The successful applicant will lead the creation of a compelling research vision that is growth-oriented and builds upon the long-term goals for the Department and the UNM School of Medicine. We are looking for a person with extensive experience managing research-related activities at individual and programmatic levels. This person must be able to balance maintaining their own research initiatives as well as effectively mentor other department faculty members. If you are an individual who can expand upon our existing research programs, develop novel programs, and promote the visionary goals of the UNM School of Medicine, this is an exciting opportunity worthy of further pursuit.
Best consideration will be for applications submitted by December 4, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled. A complete application must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests. Finalists must provide three references upon request. This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law and clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment.
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The applicant must:
Hold an M.D., Ph.D.,or equivalent degree.
Have experience working in academic health centers at the rank of Associate Professor or higher.
Have a record of grant funding and peer-reviewed publications in academic medicine.
Be authorized to work in the United States.
Have Board certification in his/her area of specialty (as appropriate).
Be able to obtain state licensure(s) in the state of New Mexico (as appropriate).
Sustained history of extramural research funding related to child health.
Evidence of mentoring faculty members, regardless of rank, in the successful development of research-related projects that pertain to preclinical, translational and/or community research.
Working knowledge of translational research that could include the development of clinician-scientist research teams and/or expertise in multi-site clinical trials.
Clearly articulated statement of research interests.
In-depth knowledge of finances and budget management as they apply to individual grants as well as large-scale research programs in academic medicine.
Strong record of peer-reviewed publications related to child health.
Additional Salary Information: Final Rank, salary, and tenure will be based on prior training and experience.