Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Medicine
Indiana University Bloomington
United States

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Medicine

Posting Details

Title Asst / Assoc / Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specific Title Executive Site Director AMPATH - Kenya / Stephanie and Craig Brater Chair in Global Health
Appointment Type Clinical Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Medicine - Infectious Disease
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
Reports to: Director, Indiana University Center for Global Health Equity

Role and Responsibilities

Administrative Leadership
    • With the executive committee of the Center for Global Health Equity, contribute to the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) vision, mission and strategic plan in Kenya, and oversee its implementation in the field. Provide leadership for the fullest possible expression and integration of the tripartite academic mission—care, research and education, and AMPATH’s vision, mission and values.
    • Provides leadership from the AMPATH Consortium and as the IU lead in Kenya in the development, implementation and evaluation of the AMPATH Kenya strategic plans, goals, and objectives.
    • In collaboration with counterparts at MU and MTRH and in conjunction with leadership at IUCGHE, provides oversight and strategic guidance on care, education and research in initiatives and programming for the AMPATH consortium in Kenya.
    • Serve as Indiana University’s and the AMPATH Consortium’s principal representative in Kenya to the leadership of Moi University (MU), Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), the Government of Kenya (GOK), the US Embassy, and other pertinent institutions and agencies.
    • Serve as a member of the AMPATH executive committee and select sub-committees.
    • Serve in a counterpart relationship with the MTRH CEO, MU Principal and Deans, and work closely with the AMPATH Executive Director for Care and Research and provide him/her with assistance when requested.
    • Provide guidance and mentoring to the AMPATH Consortium’s team leads, long term faculty and discipline leads in Kenya, and ensure that their activities are coordinated and consistent with AMPATH’s and IU’s mission, vision, and values.
    • Nurture existing relationships and foster new professional relationships between AMPATH Consortium faculty/staff and Kenyan partners enabling and empowering Kenyan and American faculty members and staff to achieve their professional goals and the goals of their institutions.
    • Identify and foster development of future Kenyan and North American leaders.
    • Work closely with the IIGH Kenya Managing Director to assist in their financial and administrative decision making and in other management issues relating to safety and security, immigration and taxation regulations, and IU House operations.
    • Participate in regular scheduled calls (e.g. the weekly AMPATH Kenya executive committee calls, biweekly visitor review calls, AMPATH replication Site Director calls, monthly AMPATH wide-education committee meeting calls, regular IU/Moi education meeting calls with MU Dean, and monthly phone calls of the leadership of the AMPATH Consortium).
    • Keep the Director of IUCGHE and the Executive Director of the AMPATH Consortium informed of significant developments, challenges and urgent situations in Kenya.
    • Participate in the recruitment of team leaders, other long-term faculty/staff.
    • Assist in interviewing and hiring process of AMPATH staff as the AMPATH executive sub-committee representative as requested.
    • Host high-level visitors to AMPATH Kenya, assist with schedule development, attend and play leadership/speaker roles in celebrations and events held for visitors, Kenya students/residents (Moi or MTRH) as requested.
    • Represent IU’s activities as needed for philanthropic efforts (in coordination with the IUCGHE and the Development and Communications teams).
    • Act as incident command lead for all medical and security emergencies involving AMPATH consortium visitors.
    • Assist with diagnosis, treatment and coordination of care of ill visitors to IU house.
    • Assist with SOP development and maintenance (e.g. emergency incident planning, visitor informational documents and procedures).
    • Participate in advocating, identifying and arranging Kenya trainee(s) rotations at consortium partner institutions Clinical Responsibilities.

 


Clinical / Service Responsibilities
  • Participate as a visiting faculty member within a department of MU School of Medicine (MUSM), including but not limited to practicing medicine and engaging in the delivery of clinical or public health services.

Educational Responsibilities
  • Support the AMPATH Consortium’s team leaders and discipline leaders to provide educational programming and oversite for AMPATH Consortium institutions’ residents and students while living in Eldoret.
  • Support the AMPATH Consortium’s team leaders and discipline leaders to provide opportunities for Kenyan learners to engage in AMPATH consortium opportunities.
  • Participate in educational activities at MUSM as directed by the relevant MU head of department.

Research Responsibilities
  • Assist and facilitate efforts by AMPATH’s co-directors of research to achieve their objectives and overall mission and vision including nurturing research infrastructure.

Working Environment
  • The Executive Site Director is required to live in Eldoret, Kenya, at the IU House whenever legal and institutional permissions allow.
  • Office space and access to office equipment (printers, photocopying) will be provided.
  • Will be required to attend meetings or perform work remotely, including across time zones.

Diversity Statement
As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Basic Qualifications
MD/DO, PhD, DrPH or PharmD (terminal degree) with 5-7 years of global health or relevant health system experience.
Department Contact for Questions
David Bouton
Additional Qualifications
Experience in leadership positions with strong management skills.
  • People and conflict management and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent logistics, organizational, planning and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Coordination, problem solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Preference for someone with prior international experience in underserved, under-resourced areas of the world.
  • Excellent cross-cultural skills.
  • Role model of the highest professional standards and demonstration of cultural competence/humility.
  • Ability to work with high level leaders in a collaborative, respectful environment.
  • Knowledgeable about the content and practice of global health.
  • Commitment to health equity and the treatment of all persons with dignity and respect
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, colleagues, coworkers and trainees.
  • Maintain an awareness and excitement for unexpected opportunities/needs and creative solutions.
  • Flexibility and nimbleness. Expect change/unexpected disruptions.
  • Maintain a generosity of spirit both in demeanor and in action.
  • Model being of service as a visitor in a host country.
  • Hospitality and public speaking skills.
Special Instructions  
Priority Application Review Deadline  
Expected Start Date 05/01/2024
OAA # IUSM-01942-2024

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Personal Contact: School of Medicine recruiter
    • Personal Contact: IUHP Physician Recruiter
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  2. *Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Application


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