Position DetailsTitle Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Specific Title Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty Department IUSM - Pediatrics Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis Position Summary
The Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a researcher with specialization in nutrition and dietetics to serve as an Assistant Professor , shared between Adolescent Medicine and the Center for Pediatric Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research (PACER). This is a tenure track faculty position and will be focused on research, growing a robust independent research portfolio as a principal investigator.
The Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research (PACER), within the Department of Pediatrics at IUSM, began in 2013 as an outgrowth of the Children's Health Services Research program (CHSR) (see below). The purpose of PACER is to: (1) Build infrastructure to expand our research capacity into pediatric subspecialties, (2) Establish a rigorous research program at IUSM that is focused on patient- centered outcomes (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness research (CER), (3) Build capacity and training for faculty who will engage in CER/PCOR in pediatric subspecialties, and (4) Develop methods for incorporating findings into the larger health care system. PACER is comprised of four “Cores” that function in a collaborative, integrated fashion. The four cores are 1) Faculty Mentorship/Development, 2) Patient Engagement, 3) Informatics, and 4) Implementation Sciences. The Center also includes centralized administrative and research support functions such as biostatistics, data management, data collection, and financial management. These four cores have significant overlap, and feed off of each other, with many junior faculty members making use of all four cores as they develop skills and engage in CER/PCOR, while others may only utilize of a specific core for their work. A $5 million, five- year grant (R24HS022434) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality provided initial support for PACER.
The division of Adolescent Medicine and PACER are both located within the Health Information and Translational Sciences building (HITS) at IUSM. Completed in 2007, the 166,000 square-foot building also houses Biostatistics, the Center for Bioethics, Medical Informatics, and Genetics, facilitating ongoing and additional collaborative research.
The Indiana University School of Medicine is comprised of 26 academic departments that cover basic science and clinical science areas of medicine. Faculty here enjoy a collaborative professional environment, where research scientists and clinical physicians at all stages of their career work together to address the world's most pressing health care challenges. The School offers a world-class medical education throughout nine statewide campuses that offer rural and urban settings that are consistently recognized for livability. With access to leading medical researchers, a large hospital network and top NIH funding in many areas of medicine, IUSM offers outstanding opportunities for career growth, development and continuous learning. For the fiscal year 2020, IUSM received approximately $408 million in sponsored programs funding ($197 million from NIH, $27 million from other federal sources). As of June 2020, there were 679 externally-funded primary investigators on the IUSM campus. IUSM currently hosts 14 research centers or program projects supported by PHS/NIH or other federal funds, as well as at least 19 supported by non- federal funds. As of June 2020, there were 11 T32, two T35, one R25, one CTSI- based (TL1), four HRSA, 13 F-series, and 37 K-series federally-funded training programs and grants at IUSM.
The Department of Pediatrics is based in the Riley Hospital for Children. It has 360 faculty members with a strong research program. Research is primarily conducted in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and the Health Information and Translational Sciences Building, which are home to 58 Department of Pediatrics investigators (40 basic science investigators and 18 HSR/Human translational research/information science investigators). Pediatric faculty research programs have achieved national recognition and have an outstanding record for attaining peer-reviewed, external research funding totaling approximately $76 million in 2020, including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Heart Association, and the Department of Defense. In 2020, The Department of Pediatrics at IUSM has over $32.4 million in NIH funding ranking 6th among medical schools in the nation and 3rd among public institutions.
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 well-being for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Doctorate or terminal degree is required.
Department Contact for Questions
Jacqueline Boese [email protected]
Additional Qualifications Special Instructions Priority Application Review Deadline Expected Start Date OAA # IUSM-01777-2023Supplemental Questions
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