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Requisition # 68401

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Medicine Administration



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Part Time
Position Description:

Position is for internal applicants only.

This position will direct the Biomedical Science Program (BSP), with functions and responsibilities similar to those normally associated with “director of graduate studies” positions in basic departments and programs that provide graduate education under the overarching auspices of the Graduate College.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and other senior staff in the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) to coordinate graduate education and biomedical workforce issues in the CCOM.    This position will be a 3-year renewable term and is anticipated to require 50% effort for the first year, 35% for the second year, and 25% for the third and subsequent years.  Compensation will be in the form of a percent effort salary contribution. 


  • Provide vision and leadership in strategic planning for the BSP in alignment with goals, priorities, and plans of the Carver College of Medicine, the Graduate College, and the University.

  • Develop and coordinate curricula for the BSP, and integrate curricula across various subprograms under the BMS umbrella.  Includes working with DEOs and other Directors to arrange teaching assignments, secure appropriate teaching credit, and distributing teaching effort equitably amongst faculty.

  • Organize, oversee, and participate in recruitment activities for the BSP and its subprograms, including advertisement and promotion, attendance at relevant national and regional meetings and gatherings (including annual meetings and other venues dedicated to diversity recruitment efforts), and coordination for subprogram faculty and students to participate in recruitment functions locally, regionally, and nationally.

  • Support the CCOM's Strategic Diversity Roadmap by creating BSP policies, plans, and practices that meet the diverse needs of those the BSP serves.

  • Assist the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to facilitate equitable and accurate allocation of first-year support slots to subprograms within the BSP.

  • Assist the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to adjudicate switching of subprograms by graduate students.

  • Oversight and management of collection, maintenance, and access for the types of tabular data needed for T32 applications, including data regarding tracking and outcome of graduates.  This duty will be executed in collaboration with the Associate Dean for IT.

  • Work with IT personnel to develop a Biomedical Science Program website.

  • Participate in the organization and implementation of activities and events associated with recruitment weekends, including social functions, interviews, poster sessions, data blitzes, facility tours, and other on-campus activities normally conducted as part of recruitment weekend efforts.

  • Participate in the organization and implementation of other outreach, recruitment, and promotion events associated with the BSP and its subprograms.

  • Assist the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, working with DEOs, Directors of Graduate Studies, and Program Directors in the various subprograms, to facilitate healthy student-mentor interactions, solve problems associated with student-mentor relationships, and to monitor student progress.

  • Work collaboratively with the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and with DEOs, Directors of Graduate Studies, and Program Directors in the various subprograms, to execute functions associated with graduate education.

  • Represent the Program as requested to external institutions, organizations and agencies.

  • Work collaboratively with the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to liaison with other relevant administrative units, including the CCOM Dean’s office and the Graduate College.




Education Requirement:

An MD or PhD in the biological sciences


Required Qualifications:

More than five years experience directing a nationally-recognized, extramurally-funded research program.

Three years or more of experience in a leadership position in a predoctoral or postdoctoral training program, e.g., director, committee chairperson.

Record of scholarship consistent with a tenure track appointment in the Carver College of Medicine.

Ability to provide leadership, and act as a change agent and consensus builder.

Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communications skills.

Strong management and planning skills.

Demonstrated experience in promoting a diverse work force.





Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in coordinating large educational programs or the efforts of multiple principal investigators.

Experience writing and administering T32 or T35 training grants.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Additional Application Materials

Materials:Please include a summary of your administrative leadership experience; interactions with grad students; teaching responsibilities; experience and plans to advance diversity, equity, inclusion; and any attributes that qualify you for this position.

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.

Contact Information

Contact:Daniel T Tranel - daniel-tranel@uiowa.edu
2155 RCP
Phone: 319-384-6050

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