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Director of Research, Scholarship, and Faculty Affairs, Department of Family Medicine

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Director of Research, Scholarship, and Faculty Affairs, Department of Family Medicine

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Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Department of Family Medicine is seeking Director of Research, Scholarship, and Faculty Affairs (DRSFA) to join our faculty. The Director of Research, Scholarship, and Faculty Affairs (DRSFA) is a member of the executive leadership team of the DFM, vital for the growth, strength, and success of the DFM. Our values and mission continues to drive our stronghold of excellence in patient care, education, and research.

The Department of Family Medicine (DFM), Boston University Medical Group (BUMG), and Boston Medical Center (BMC) are committed to equity in faculty recruitment, compensation, promotion, leadership, and retention. Our aim is to build a cohort of leaders throughout BMC/BUSM that reflects and encourages racial, ethnic, and sex/gender diversity of our overall faculty.


In this vital role, the DRSFA oversees and coordinates all DFM research and scholarship activities, serves as Director of DFM Academic Fellowship, and chairs the DFM Appointment and Promotions Committee.

The DRSFA is responsible for growing and developing the research and scholarship capacity, productivity, and sustainability of the DFM: infrastructure, portfolio, publications, clinical-research faculty, and independently funded investigators.

The key objectives are:

  • To increase research & scholarship (R&S) activities and output in the DFM.
  • Increase the amount of funded research and researchers in the DFM
  • Support the academic career advancement of faculty
  • Provide input into DFM decision-making and strategy

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and mentor a research team
  • Collaborate with similar counterparts in other departments
  • Develop and broaden Family Medicine’s presence and work in health equity
  • Collaborate with Center for Health Equity
  • Director of Family Medicine Academic Fellowship
  • Work with Family Medicine Residency Program to support R&S productivity
  • Support faculty scholarship
  • Enhance the national presence of DFM research
  • Acquire and continue ongoing research and grant funding
  • Grow the Department’s BU and BMC research portfolios
  • Chair DFM Faculty Appointment & Promotions Committee
  • Contribute as a member of DFM Executive Team

Research & Scholarship (R&S) Capacity:

  • Researchers – train, mentor, recruit, and retain researchers
  • Research culture, environment and infrastructure – develop skills and teams; foster a culture of inquiry
  • Funding – attain funding and assist other in doing so
  • Collaborations and partnerships with other departments, disciplines, professions, and institutions
  • Research capacity – quantity and quality of the pool of available researchers, funding, and infrastructure

Enable the pursuit of research innovation and excellence by forming an environment that supports the scholarly and creative activities of all faculty and residents, and providing the infrastructure necessary for a leading academic health center.

  • Secure and support faculty in attaining funding for research activities.
  • Enhance the teaching and learning environment by integrating R&S into the educational experience of students, residents, fellows, and faculty. This includes regular professional development presentations, conferences, and mentorship.
  • Develop, manage, and oversee training & fellowship programs (Academic Fellowship, T32, K awards, etc.)
  • Develop cross-institutional, interdisciplinary, and interprofessional collaborations

Faculty Affairs:

  • Chair the DFM Appointment & Promotions Cmte
  • Educate, enable, and encourage faculty to successfully pursue promotion


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV/resume to Karin S. Laping at [email protected].

Required Skills
  • Track record of grant funding
  • Skilled at shepherding projects to completion
  • Skilled mentor
  • Skilled teacher
  • Observation, analytical, and managerial skills
  • Assess and hire talent
  • Commitment to encouraging and respecting diverse perspectives and opinions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Financial sense and acumen
  • Experience in quality improvement programs
  • Experience in program development
  • Collaborative
  • Consensus builder
  • Organized, methodical, attention to detail
  • Mission-driven, patient-centered
  • Committed to ongoing professional and leadership development

Candidates from diverse backgrounds and those with research interests are especially encouraged to apply.

BUMG offers an attractive compensation plan with a competitive salary and generous benefits that include paid vacation, sick time, parental leave and CME expenses. Faculty members and their dependents qualify for greatly reduced tuition at Boston University, ranked among the top 50 universities in the US.

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a private, not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End. The primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), BMC is the largest safety net hospital and busiest trauma center in New England. We perform over 20,000 procedures per year in a state-of-the-art Integrated Procedure Platform, where interventional cardiologists, radiologists, and surgeons from all sub specialties work in a single, consolidated location.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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