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Department of Behavioral Science

Req #: 00010194-141112
Job Title: Chair, Term Tenure

 

The Department of Behavioral Science seeks a department chair with Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., Dr.P.H. or equivalent degree in Psychology, Behavioral Science, Public Health, or related fields to further expand and strengthen interdisciplinary, collaborative research programs between behavioral scientists and other disciplines. The candidate must be an established scientist with a distinguished record in cancer research, prevention and/or population sciences.

MD Anderson’s Behavioral Science department is widely considered a leading program of its kind in a cancer center and a model for this field. The department includes hallmark programs in tobacco cessation, as well as extensive expertise in the psychosocial aspects of cancer care, survivorship, prevention, genetic testing, and patient communications.  There are opportunities for future growth, including expansion of existing programs, initiation of new research programs and faculty recruitment in unrepresented or under-represented areas relevant to cancer prevention. Examples of growth areas are our Center for Energy Balance and the wide range of efforts developing from the Cancer Prevention Platform that supports the institution’s Moon Shots Program. As a Texas institution, MD Anderson has access to funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), which has resulted in $190 million in grants to MD Anderson as of Oct. 1, 2014.

The chair will be responsible for all aspects of department functions, including research (and clinical) oversight, translational direction, faculty recruitment, faculty/staff development, and fiscal oversight including an array of activities regarding budgeting, grants management, and financial compliance. Preference will be given to candidates with prior administrative experience, a record of innovative scholarly activities and publications, and who have demonstrated independent and/or collaborative research. Additionally, this position entails responsibility for providing a balanced and integrated educational program for fellows, postdoctoral trainees and students in, or rotating through, the department. 

The position includes membership in the leadership team of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership in interacting with stakeholders both within and outside their institution, planning and assessing programs, developing plans to resolve operational issues, and managing financial and human resources.

Applications should include a letter of interest that conveys his or her qualifications for the position, as well as a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least three references. All applications and nominations should be submitted by Jan. 1, 2015 to:

        Jennifer Anderson, Administrator
        Behavioral Science Chair Search Committee
        Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        1515 Holcombe Blvd – Unit 1492; Houston, TX 77030

        Email: jaanders@mdanderson.org

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law.  All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.  Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Provost and Executive Vice President

Req #: 00099999-140820
Job Title: Vice Provost, Clinical & Interdisciplinary Research Reporting to the Provost & Executive Vice President

 

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is seeking applicants for a Vice Provost, Clinical & Interdisciplinary Research.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Working to guide the world’s most significant clinical research program and global academic program in cancer.  Providing the principal executive leadership support to the Provost and Executive Vice President (Provost), this executive will (1) impact the strategic planning, conduct, approval, and regulation of all clinical research conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as its global operations; (2) Drive the scientific vision for clinical research program, with enabling resources and decision-making authority and, (3)  Provide the primary oversight, direction, strategic planning and management of the development and delivery of academic relationships and programs at locations external to MD Anderson Cancer Center.  (4)  Provide strategic oversight and academic leadership for our six multidisciplinary Institutes.  (5) Perform other duties as required by the Provost, the institution and regulatory agencies.

Essential Job Functions:

Strategic Planning and Scientific Vision for Clinical Research:

  • Determine and guide the strategic plan and direction for clinical research. Oversees the infrastructure for clinical research at MD Anderson. Supervise and direct the Vice President, Clinical Research, Associate Vice Provost, Quantitative Research and the Associate Vice Provost, Clinical Research with the Provost and faculty to determine strategy, policy and management of resources for clinical research.
  • Plan with the Provost as the key member of the leadership team the necessary resources and administrative needs of the clinical research faculty and staff to recommend strategies for achievement of these goals.
  • To be the faculty advocate for clinical research.

Clinical Research Policy and Compliance:

  • Working with the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure that MD Anderson performs clinical research in accordance with federal, state and institutional regulations. 
  • Work closely with the Chief Legal Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer on matters pertaining to clinical research, conflict of interest and research integrity.
  • Assist the Research Integrity Officer on matters of clinical research misconduct.

Clinical Research Administration: 

  • Plans with the Provost, Associate Vice Provosts, and the Vice President for Clinical Research Administration, the institutional priorities for clinical research both within and outside of MD Anderson.
  • Defines with the Vice President for Clinical Research Administration, the strategic plan for the Office of Clinical Research which will develop and implement a plan for an organized and efficient clinical research infrastructure that will serve the needs of the clinical investigators of
    MD Anderson in order to accelerate progress and increase access of novel agents for patients.
  • Ensure optimal service to faculty and their staff through executive direction of the optimal utilization of infrastructure, personnel and financial resources supporting clinical research operations.
  • Identifies best practices for improving the performance of clinical research and facilitates the organization of clinical research in the various multidisciplinary care centers.
  • Represents the interests of  individual investigators, our patients and the institution as a whole in developing ways to advance the quality of clinical research while adhering to the highest standards of clinical research compliance with federal regulations.

Institutes and Centers:

  • Provide the strategic direction and leadership for our six multidisciplinary institutes, which serve as a catalyst for faculty from different disciplines to exchange ideas and collaborate to solve critical problems relevant to basic, translational, prevention, population-based and clinical research.
  • Create an environment to better stimulate discoveries and the translation of those discoveries into clinical applications. 
  • Working with the Institute Directors and Co-Directors to provide oversight, direction and management as well as foster a culture of collaboration, accountability and sustainability to our six multidisciplinary institutes and future institutes:
  1. Institute of Applied Cancer Science
  2. Institute for Basic Science
  3. Institute for Cancer Care Innovation
  4. Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment
  5. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy
  6. Red and Charline McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer
  • Coordinate with the President’s Office in the preparation of donor reports and the management of external communications to include websites, etc.

Training and Education:

  • Oversee all training efforts relevant to the conduct of clinical research.

Beginning In Year Two:

Global Academic Programs:

  • Provide the primary oversight, direction, strategic planning and management of the development and delivery of academic relationships and programs at locations external to MD Anderson Cancer Center. 
  • Develop a strong program to advance the position of MD Anderson as the global leader in cancer care, research, prevention, and education.
  • Work as a team with the Vice President, Global Clinical Programs and the Vice President, Global Business Development to investigate, propose, and implement the approved academic (research and education) components of extramural (national and international) relationships and programs.

Position Qualifications:  

  • Prior experience at the Department Chair, Cancer Center Director or Dean leadership level is strongly preferred.
  • International reputation of leadership, innovation, science-driven clinical research and integrity commensurate with leading the most significant clinical cancer research program in the world.
  • Broad experience in clinical research, especially involving new devices, drugs, dosing, efficacy, toxicity, relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biotech and governmental agencies.
  • Knowledge of and success in academic engagements at local, state, national, and international levels.  Experience developing academic partnerships and a successful record of teamwork, both as a team member and team leader.
  • Clinical research skills in a cancer-related discipline. 
  • Administrative, analytical, tactical, and interpersonal skills to guide the development of affiliations and collaborations consistent with the institutional mission and objectives.
  • Exceptional communication and negotiations skills.

Supervision: 

Reports to:       Provost & Executive Vice President

Given:             Vice President, Clinical Research Administration                        
                        Associate Vice Provost, Clinical Research                        
                        Associate Vice Provost, Quantitative Research                        
                        Director and Co-Directors, Institutes and Centers
                        Director, Global Academic Programs (Year 2 and forward)                                

Education:

Required:  MD or MD/PhD and post-graduate training in a cancer-related discipline with credentials suitable for a faculty appointment in an academic department at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Experience:

Required:  A minimum of 15 years as a faculty member in an academic healthcare setting or other career experience that provides qualification for this position.  Prior experience at the Department Chair, Cancer Center Director or Dean leadership level is strongly preferred.

Institutional Committee Assignments:           

Institutional Clinical Executive Committee (ICEC)
Institutional Research Executive Committee (IREC)
Moon Shots Steering Committee
Clinical Department Chairs Committee

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

                    Robert C. Bast, Jr., MD, Vice President
                    Office of Translational Research, Unit 1439
                    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
                    1515 Holcomvbe Blvd.
                    Houston, TX 77030

                    E:mail:  rbast@mdanderson.org



MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law.  All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.  Smoke-free and drug-free environment.


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