The Department of Pediatrics at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont along is seeking an executive director with leadership experience for the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP). VCHIP is a population-based maternal and child health services research and quality improvement (QI) program that applies extensive experience in improvement science, public health, and health policy to improve health care delivery and outcomes for Vermont’s children and families. Working in close partnership with public health and human services professionals, we engage the clinicians and community partners in our statewide network of 50 pediatric and family medicine practices in practice-based QI initiatives and in structured data collection and analysis to complement Vermont’s population-level health and public health data sets. More information may be found at: http://www.med.uvm.edu/vchip/home
The position is for an Associate Professor or Professor and open to multiple disciplines and pathways including tenure, clinical, research, or education scholar pathway (commensurate with experience). This individual would be responsible for leading VCHIP, overseeing programmatic decisions, identifying strategic opportunities, pursuing extramural funding opportunities and collaborating with colleagues at the University of Vermont, the University of Vermont Medical Center, the State of Vermont, Accountable Care Organizations, commercial insurers, child health practitioners and other programs that may impact child and family health in Vermont. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and ability to effectively lead while embracing the values of quality and financial sustainability. Qualified candidates must have credentials appropriate for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor clinical scholar, research scholar, education scholar or tenure pathway at UVM. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Medical Center serve as Vermont’s only academic medical center, and provides tertiary care to patients from Vermont and northern NY. Burlington is also a vibrant community located on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. With year-round recreational opportunities, safe communities and excellent schools, this progressive community has been frequently cited as one of the most livable cities in the U.S. The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We encourage rapid reply to this announcement from interested applicants. We aim to fill this position as soon as possible. Include a CV, cover letter, diversity statement, and the names and email addresses of three references. After the initial review of applications, references may be contacted to submit their letters directly to the search committee. Interested candidates must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com. Additional information about the University of Vermont Medical Center and the Department of Pediatrics can be obtained at: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Documents/Careers/Physician_Career_guide.pdf and https://www.uvm.edu/medicine/pediatrics/documents/VCHAR13_FINAL.pdf.