Madison, WI
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 89802-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 89802-AS

Working Title: Director of Health Professional Student Research Programs



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: Required Education
Masters degree with a significant research component.

Preferred Education
PhD with postdoctoral experience in research and teaching strongly preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: - Minimum 5 years of experience in basic science, clinical, translational, or population health research
- Direct experience with competitive research grants and award programs
- Experience tracking record of research publications and presentations
- Experience teaching research
- Experience writing and reviewing research protocols

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Summary: This position is responsible for direction and administration of a portfolio of health professional student research programs in the Office of Academic Affairs at the School of Medicine and Public Health, including but not limited to the Shapiro Summer Research Program, Research Honors Program, Path of Distinction in Research, ICTR-Shapiro Medical Student Research Fellowship, the RUSCH Program, and several awards programs. This position also organizes the annual Medical Student Research Forum and staffs the SMPH Student Research Committee. The Director of this program will be responsible for recruitment of students, staff, and faculty to various programs; developing, building, implementing, and assessing curriculum that supports the goals of the program; tracking and assessing program outcomes; presenting program outcomes and engaging in continuous quality improvement initiatives based on outcomes; ensuring that health professional student and pipeline research programs meet institutional mission metrics and national accreditation requirements; planning and hosting events for research presentations; serving as a clearing house for research opportunities for health professional students; and advising health professional students about additional research opportunities here and across the country (i.e. NIH, Doris Duke, HHMI research opportunities for medical students).

The Director will also be responsible for writing training grants with departmental faculty that support health professional research programs and will be responsible for fiscal oversight and responsible stewardship of research resources. The Director will also serve as a grants consultant for staff and faculty in academic affairs in conjunction with the Academic Affairs Administrative Director/Business Manager who seek assistance and input for grant submissions. This position will report to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, or their designee, and will also work closely with other SMPH research programs that are under the leadership of the Senior Associate or Associate Deans overseeing basic science research and graduate and postdoctoral training programs, clinical and translational research programs, medical student education and services, and public health, as well as Program Directors for various health professional programs.

Additional Information: 1.0 FTE preferred. .50-1.00 FTE will be considered.

- Administrative or management experience
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated leadership and team building skills
- Experience with fiscal oversight and event planning desired
- Proven ability to building effective relationships with diverse stakeholders, including students, faculty members, staff, and administrative leaders across departments, units, programs, schools and affiliated campuses

Contact: Chelsea Walmer
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. You will be asked to upload the following:
1. Cover letter, including description of relevant experience in the following:
-Basic science, clinical, translational or population health research;
-Research grants and award program;
-Research publication and presentations;
-Teaching research; and
-Writing and reviewing research protocols
2. Resume
3. List of References

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 02 Mar 2017 Central Standard Time

Application Close: 21 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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