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Family Medicine Vice Chair of Research for Family Medicine Opportunity
Associate Professor-Tenure Track
University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, Texas
UTMB Health is a $2.2 billion health science center comprised of five hospitals, an extensive network of outpatient clinics, and Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, Public and Population Health, as well as a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, three institutes and over 10 exceptional research centers. UTMB has a long and remarkable history of advancing health sciences education, research, and patient care. It was the first academic health center in Texas and is home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. UTMB is also home to the Galveston National Laboratory, one of only two laboratories conducting research on a university campus at the BSL-4 level in the U.S. Overall research funding has increased 20% over the past five years to $132 million and UTMB ranks 54th nationally in NIH funding among medical schools. UTMB also ranks as a five-star hospital by Vizient, for superior performance in providing high quality care.
The UTMB Department of Family Medicine was founded as an independent department in 1971 but existed prior to that as a division of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health. Family Medicine faculty provide medical care to Galveston County residents through its three clinics, located on the UTMB Galveston campus, on the western end of Galveston Island, and in Dickinson, Texas, and through its inpatient service at the new Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Additional services are rendered at the Gulf Health Care Center nursing home and the Galveston County Health District's Coastal Health & Wellness. At present the Department includes programs in medical student education, residency, faculty development, and research.
The Vice Chair for Research will have an MD, DO or PhD and effort will be joint between Academic Affairs of the UTMB John Sealy School of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine. Working with the department chair of family medicine, and as part of the departmental leadership team, the Vice-Chair for Research will be responsible for setting the research agenda for the department and will lead, mentor and assist Family Medicine faculty and resident physicians in developing research projects, organizing and operationalizing data and publishing findings in peer reviewed manuscripts. Experience with clinical trials, quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods study design is preferred as is extramural funding in a personal program of research. The Vice Chair for Research will collaborate with leaders within, and external to, the department of family medicine to drive faculty curiosity and create a research culture that is strategic and innovative. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to build collaborative research relationships with a diverse group of academic, health system, and community partners.
The Vice Chair for Research will have an MD, DO or PhD and effort will be 60% time in Family Medicine and 40% time in Academic Affairs. Details of the research role includes 60% research effort to identify funding opportunities to advance clinical, translational, workforce and educational research, as well as continue pursuit of their own research interest. Academic Affairs duties include the following: Assist in the revision, development, maintenance, management, and execution of JSSOM’s educational programs and resources related to student research and scholarly productivity. Deliver high-quality educational sessions (lectures, workshops, PBL, TBL, CBL) to medical students and faculty promoting active learning and critical thinking related to evidence-based medicine and research methods. Guide faculty in the development and implementation of scholarly activities related to health services, population/public health research, and/or public health initiatives. Collaborate with educational leadership to enhance and improve the quality and effectiveness of the medical education program and improve opportunities for implementing changes based on feedback and outcome data analysis. Engage in medical education research and participate in scholarly activities. Advise and mentor students and faculty on research interests, research opportunities, and in research settings. Serve on various JSSOM committees and participate in the admissions process.
What UTMB has to offer potential candidates:
- A high quality academic and clinical program.
- Participation in medical student, resident, and fellow education and training.
- Leadership and career advancement opportunities.
- Research participation is highly encouraged and supported.
- Faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor or higher level.
- Competitive salary with a generous bonus and benefits package.
- MD, PhD or DO degree
- A strong commitment to research, patient care, medical student, and resident education.
- U.S. Citizenship or Employment Authorization to work in the U.S.
- 2-3 years of research experience is preferred.
Salary is commensurate with Academic rank, experience, and qualifications. In addition, UTMB offers a superior benefits package, an excellent retirement program, a relocation allowance as well as other potential incentives.
Living in communities served by UTMB Health:
UTMB’s main campus is located on Galveston Island which is known for its 32 miles of beaches all along the Texas Gulf Coast. Enjoy the island life with moderate temperatures, year-round activities, affordable cost of living and only 50 minutes from all the amenities that Houston has to offer! Enjoy our family culture and collaborative environment while you work, live, & play on sunny Galveston Island! Go to http://www.utmb.edu/utmbliving/ find out more about Galveston and the surrounding communities.
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