Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The University of Florida (UF) seeks nominations and applications for the faculty position of Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Assistant Vice President (VP) of Collaborative Research in the Life Sciences, and Associate Dean for Clinical Research in the College of Medicine. This is an administrative faculty position reporting to the Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Medicine. The precise assignments of effort to this position as well as to clinical care and research are negotiable and the appointment is anticipated to begin on or before July 1, 2020.

The mission of the CTSI is to improve human health by accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries and the implementation of evidence-based best practices for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of human disease. The CTSI serves as a catalytic hub connecting resources, people and ideas, expanding collaboration and advancing translational research across UF’s 16 colleges, the state including its key partnership with Florida State University, and the national Clinical and Translational Science Award network.

The CTSI performs three central functions: 1) transforming the environment by developing new capabilities and providing novel infrastructure for research and translation to practice; 2) delivering high-quality and efficient research services and resources; and 3) cultivating a strong translational workforce.

The Director of the CTSI drives a stakeholder-engaged process for setting and executing the CTSI vision and mission. The Director leads the CTSI Executive Committee and is the key liaison to the CTSI Governing Board, which is comprised of the UF Senior VP for Health Affairs, the VP for Research, several UF health sciences Deans, and other key institutional stakeholders. The Director jointly oversees the UF Office of Clinical Research in conjunction with the Director of the UF Health Cancer Center and the UF VP for Research. The Director is a member of the UF and UF Health Learning Health System workgroup. In addition, the Director serves as the principal investigator of the institution’s National Institute of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) in partnership with Florida State University (FSU). The current, 5-year CTSA, is the institution’s third award and began on July 1, 2019. The Director serves as the key liaison from our CTSA Hub to the national CTSA network, including participating in the annual CTSA Program Fall Meeting.

We seek a candidate with a strong track record of working collaboratively and collegially across departmental, college, and organizational boundaries, and who will demonstrate strong commitment to the overall mission of the University, the CTSI, and the Florida State University partnership. Academic appointment will be in the appropriate College and Department. Academic rank and track status will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment. Compensation includes an excellent benefits package.

For further information about the Institute, visit our website:

Inquiries about the position and nominations should be directed to:

William R. Hogan, M.D., Chair of the Search Committee
P.O. Box 100219
2004 Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL 32610

The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Qualifications: Skills

The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills, and a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity. We seek a candidate with a strong track record of working collaboratively and collegially across departmental, college, and organizational boundaries, and who will demonstrate strong commitment to the overall mission of the University, the CTSI, and the Florida State University partnership. The candidate must have a demonstrated skill in negotiating organizational and institutional change.

Qualifications: Experience

To be considered for Director of CTSI, a candidate must have MD or DO degree with research experience and must be a proven leader and strategic thinker. The candidate must be a clinician scientist, actively involved in the provision of direct patient care, with an established, current track record in scholarship (grants, publications, conference presentations, and service to the professional community).

Qualifications: Education
Doctoral or professional degree
How to apply

Visit to make application. Qualified individuals interested in this position must upload: 1) a letter of interest outlining their special qualifications for this position and their vision for the future of the UF CTSI, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) the names of three references. This is a broad search soliciting both internal and external candidates. The review of applications will begin September 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Selected candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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Gainesville, FL
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