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Position Information School/College School of Medicine Title School of Medicine - UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center Co-Director Search Assignment Category Full-Time Rank Open Rank Tenure Status Open Tenure Payroll Status Faculty 12 Job Description The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Minority Health and Health Equity Research Center (MHERC) is a leading research, education, and community engagement University Wide Interdisciplinary Research Center (UWIRC) that leads UAB’s efforts to address health disparities and achieve health equity locally and nationally. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. This position requires expert knowledge and experience with health disparities and health equity research, mentoring and career development, and building community engagement programs. A track record with federal funding (NIH, CDC, PCORI, etc.) and other foundational funding sources is highly desirable. Strategically located in the heart of the southeast region, the UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center provides a critical connection between investigators and vulnerable populations. Our research and training programs enable early-career and established scientists to pursue research on health disparities, while our community engagement program identifies urgent health questions and needs and works with communities to plan and implement evidence-based strategies to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. The highlight of our work are the millions of underserved minority men, women, and children whose lives are impacted through our efforts. The MHERC Co-Director will be a national leader who will assume leadership of the MHERC. The successful candidate will be a thought leader in research and action to improve minority health and health equity and will have the capacity to develop others and to build MHERC as the nationally preeminent leader in work that will achieve health equity. The Co-Director of the MHERC will develop novel programs and infrastructure to facilitate HE research, training and career development, and community engagement. The Co-Director will assess gaps within UAB’s mission areas and identify future opportunities and needs, serve as a member of senior leadership to establish research and education priorities, and provide strategic leadership for all aspects of the Center, including the positive representation of the Center within the UAB enterprise and among partner institutions, in order to create collaborative opportunities across UAB and with our partners. This important position requires a dynamic, passionate and experienced leader with a proven track record across the spectrum of individual scholarship, collaborative clinical leadership, program development, educational excellence, successful faculty recruitment, and community engagement. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES LEADERSHIP:  In collaboration with the MHERC Director, manages the strategic planning process and implementation of strategic initiatives for the MHERC.  Works closely with the Director to position MHERC programs to achieve their mission, establishes key community and business partnerships and other agreements that form the foundation of the program’s viability, and assures that MHERC programs and projects meet the needs the communities served, as well as the research and public health practice community.  Thinks creatively, collaborates with multiple stakeholders, and builds strong relationships with MHERC staff and organizations such as local and regional academic institutions, foundations, and NGOs.  Provides input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participates in staff recruitment, development, and retention activities.  Performs as Acting Director during the Director’s absence, authorizing decisions in areas designated by the Director. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT:  Supports Center Director and Program Directors (research, training/education, community engagement) in defining individual program frameworks, evaluating programmatic strategy and opportunities, and identifying and securing resource needs.  Leads and facilitates growth to ensure that MHERC evolves and adapts its programmatic and technical capabilities in step with the evolving health equity and development environment and the priority needs of MHERC program.  Acts as a focal point with donors in developing strategy, budget, and program plans for new and continuing initiatives.  Leads grant proposals in conjunction with the MHERC Director and MHERC Program Directors.  Represents MHERC on committees and at conferences and meetings. The Co-Director will possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and exhibit a style that supports change and innovation, with an ability to delegate yet maintain overall control. A commitment to research and educational missions is crucial as well as a genuine appreciation for consultation and collaboration. The successful leader will exhibit a personal style that fosters and supports innovation. JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the MHERC Director and to the Chair of home department, the Co-Director helps direct strategic planning, development, and implementation of large MHERC programs. Performs as Acting Director during the Director’s absence, authorizing decisions in areas designated by the Director. Plans, administers, and monitors center and center grants budgets, manages grants and cooperative agreements; prepares and reviews technical and financial reports. Provides input on over-arching scientific objectives for the center and helps identify and obtain NIH awards to pursue said objectives. Directs the development and implementation of strategic, comprehensive, integrated communications and development plans. Oversees all liaison activities with stakeholders, including Center Advisory boards and partnerships with HBCUs. Collaborates with and seeks the support of representatives from other organizations. Provides leadership, support, and supervisory oversight to direct reports, including full-time staff, consultants, volunteers, and trainees. May manage related special projects and assignments as required. Establishes and administers policies and procedures. Participates fully as a member of UAB Council of Center Directors, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management. Performs other related duties as required. IDEAL EXPERIENCE:  A record of outstanding personal academic accomplishments and credentials within the space of health disparities and health disparities & health equity research as well as the experience and national reputation necessary to ensure the enhancement of the research, and educational missions of the Center and School.  Experience as a division chief, vice chair, or chair of a department/division or leader of academic program, developing academic leaders and mentoring junior faculty while identifying and recruiting diverse students, trainees, staff, and faculty.  Demonstrated ability to build and sustain collegial relationships with peers, faculty, departmental staff, , students, other learners, and representatives of outside organizations and community stakeholders.  Commitment to and success in advancing institutional initiatives in diversity, inclusion, equity, and access to care.  Proven ability to initiate, coordinate, and maintain key community outreach and engagement efforts vital to the success of the center’s research portfolio.  Demonstrated financial and business acumen, with appropriate knowledge of the complex financial pressures facing academic medical centers and health care delivery organizations.  An M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree(s) The Strategic Leadership Recruitment Office of the UAB HSOM Dean’s Office will assist in this recruitment. Dr. Josh Carter, Executive Director, and Kristine Mims, Program Director, will serve as lead recruiters for this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited and should be submitted to search team member Kristine Mims via email : krismims@uab.edu Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, although indication of interest is encouraged by December 1, 2023, for full consideration. NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS (please visit :https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/19887 ) Applicants will need to submit a CV and 1- to 2-page letter of interest, and a diversity statement. Within the letter of interest, candidates should include specifics regarding their interest in the position, relevant leadership experience, their high-level vision for this role, and a summary of past accomplishments (clinical, diversity, innovation, collaboration, etc.). Statements of diversity should outline your efforts/experience in promoting diversity and inclusive excellence. For more information about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, visit: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/home/about/diversity-inclusion. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired. Required Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  MD and/or PhD degree(s) in health sciences, public health, social sciences, or a related field and track record of NIH funding in health disparities research.  Previous experience in strategic planning and implementation of Health Equity programs and projects. Preferred Qualifications PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Strong professional oral and written communication skills; and the ability to interact with both internal faculty, staff, and external organizations.  Prior experience in donor and partner relations, particularly, experience working with the NIH and CDC.  5+ years’ experience with NIH grant funding and administration.  Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills. Posting Detail Information Posting Number F2257P Open Date 10/23/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Option 2: Request for Diversity Statement In alignment with the UAB School of Medicine’s mission to reflect the diversity of our community and to meet the educational and clinical needs of our diverse population, contributions that promote diversity and inclusion are given recognition in the evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications. Please write a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing your past, present, and future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in education, research, and/or service. If you do not have past experience, please describe your awareness and related background about the importance of diversity.* Examples of your efforts may include, but are not limited to, developing strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students in underrepresented groups; efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in education; and activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring or advising underrepresented students or new faculty. * Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. Differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more. In alignment with UAB School of Medicine’s mission to reflect the diversity of our community and meet the needs of our diverse population, candidates are required as part of the application process to provide a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing their contributions to promote diversity and inclusion EEO Statement UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Statement The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment. Pre-employment Background Check A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. Drug/Nicotine Screen (if applicable)


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