The University of Washington (UW), Department of Global Health (DGH) is seeking a Professor, Without Tenure to fill the role of Executive Director for its largest center, the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH). I-TECH has capacity development projects underway in more than a dozen countries. It hosts 13 locally registered offices outside the US with approximately 600 staff (85% local hires) and an annual operating budget above $80 million. I-TECH has proven capacity to scale interventions and transition work to its local partners (i.e., National Ministries of Health) guided by its sustainability framework, the I-TECH Partnership Model. Its programs cover a range of topics, including design, implementation, evaluation of: voluntary male medical circumcision programs, electronic medical record systems, clinical training and mentoring partnerships, pre-service and continuing education offerings, laboratory systems strengthening, policy development, and operations research.
I-TECH is governed by an Executive Team consisting of the Executive Director and two Associate Directors at UW. This group supervises country office leadership (13 individuals) and manages global operations for the I-TECH network. A team of Senior Project Managers (14 individuals) is responsible for coordinating the work brought in by I-TECH's faculty. These 15 Principal Investigators serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Team and meet monthly. The current I-TECH Executive Director is accountable to this group for the effective management of their awards and to the department chair as a member of the DGH voting faculty.
DGH and I-TECH are looking for an Executive Director who will be a visionary and motivating leader who can mentor faculty and staff and strategically direct I-TECH into the future. This is a full-time, 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date in 2019. The Director will strengthen the intellectual output of I-TECH and provide leadership on applied, practice-oriented implementation science and appreciate the value of both research and practice in global health. They will provide scientific vision that fosters innovation, builds sustainable capacity, and helps I-TECH and its partners to translate evidence-based interventions and policies into practice. The Executive Director will operate in an organizational culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion and values its long-established Operating Principles.
As a member of the Department of Global Health, the candidate would be expected to regularly participate in Departmental activities such as mentoring, seminar participation or guest speaking; orientation(s), program and department faculty meetings, graduation ceremonies; search committees; conducting research; and relevant academic activities in the Department. These include teaching, supervision of student research projects related or unrelated to their thesis or dissertation, supervision of practica or fieldwork placements, and seminar participation or guest speaking.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and level of appointment. The UW is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
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