Associate Director / Professor WOT (0111), Associate Professor WOT (0112), Research Professor (0141), or Research Associate Professor (0142).
Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation and
Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington
The Seattle Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN) (www.seattledenvercoin.research.va.gov), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington (http://depts.washington.edu/hserv) are jointly searching for an Associate Director of the HSR&D COIN and a Professor without tenure (WOT), Associate Professor (WOT), Research Professor, or Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services to pursue health services research at the VA in Seattle. This would be a full-time, multi-year, 12-month, non-tenured appointment of indefinite duration.
The multi-institutional HSR&D COIN Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care is located in Seattle, WA and Denver CO. The Associate Director for the Seattle Division is responsible, with the Seattle and Denver Co-Directors and the Denver Associate Director, for the administration of a nationally-renowned health services research program with an extensive portfolio of more than 100 research projects, 35 core investigators, an annual budget of $20 million, over 100 publications per year, and a training program for both MD and PhD postdoctoral researchers. The Center’s mission is to conduct health services research that promotes Veteran-centered, value-driven care, generate and disseminate knowledge that contributes to the well-being of Veterans, and work with VA policy and operational leaders to implement research findings into clinical care. The Center focuses on Veterans with complex chronic conditions with emphasis on:
• Improving patient-centered care by targeting self-management across community and healthcare settings, palliative care, and the healthcare system.
• Identifying high value modes of delivering care, comparative effectiveness research, and methods of quantifying value.
• Emerging areas, including preventive screening and novel models of specialty care delivery.
Details about the Center can be found at its website: www.seattledenvercoin.research.va.gov.
The Associate Director is expected to have his/her own independent, nationally funded research program in health services research. As well as providing administrative direction, the Associate Director is expected to be a leader who fosters the careers of young investigators and supports the career promotion and satisfaction of mid and senior level researchers. In addition to maintaining a close liaison with other intra and extramurally funded investigators and research centers as well as the VA’s academic affiliate, the University of Washington, the Associate Director will work closely with the Center Director in fulfilling the Center’s mission. Administrative duties include advising research investigators on scientific, professional, and administrative matters, submitting reports and correspondence, maintaining all communications required to administer the Center research program; managing Center research funds and, through the Center staff, managing other research assets such as human resources, research equipment, and facilities. The incumbent is responsible for developing administrative procedures and core infrastructure to support the research efforts, ensuring the research complies with VA and other Federal regulations, policies and directives, serving as the official liaison for the Center with VA Central Office and other agencies on research matters.
The selected candidate would be appointed to the faculty of the University of Washington in either the regular faculty track without tenure due to funding, or the research faculty track, at the Associate or Full Professor level within the School of Public Health, University of Washington. Adjunct appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology or Biostatistics are also possible. Candidates for this position should hold either the M.D. or Ph.D. degree, have a record of successful, extramurally-funded research, a strong background in the management of health services research, and have US citizen status. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service and are expected to collaborate on research projects, mentor students and faculty and contribute to the teaching mission of the Department.
The VA Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington are affirmative action and equal opportunity employers.
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. The School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity as essential to our mission. For more information please see the following website: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of inquiry and CV directly to: Jason Dominitz, MD/ Associate Director HSR&D COIN Search Committee Chair / Metropolitan Park West (Suite 1400) / 1100 Olive Way / Seattle, WA 98101-3801 or by email to James.Wilson8@va.gov. Inquiries can be directed to Mr. Wilson at 206-277-4379. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014.