The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (formerly known as the Program in Human Sexuality) in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director. The Director will also hold the Endowed Academic Chair in Sexual Health. This is a tenured or tenure track position that we anticipate filling at the Associate or Full Professor level.
Summary of Major Responsibilities
Provide leadership to carry out the vision, mission and strategic goals of the Institute and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Oversee the clinical, research, education and public policy activities of the Institute. In a shared leadership manner, work closely with the Department’s Vice Chairs of Clinical Affairs, Research, Education, Faculty Affairs, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to assist and support them in carrying out their responsibilities.
Develop meaningful and productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
Direct, lead and supervise institute faculty and staff. Direct supervision of Exec Administrator.
In conjunction with the faculty and leadership of the department, develop a vision and a strategic plan to insure solid and sustainable financial viability that allows for continued growth in the clinical, educational and research arenas.
Responsible for the Development Efforts within the Institute and coordinating activity with University of Minnesota Foundation.
Oversight of the Institute Leadership Council for developmental activities
Oversight of the Institute Advisory Council for programmatic activities
Responsible for Institute communications and public relations
Conduct research in sexual health: Increase research funding and activities of Institute
Clinical work negotiated with the Department Head. Clinical duties to include providing assessment and treatment for a variety of sexual disorders and dysfunctions.
Foster an inclusive and respectful environment for all faculty, staff, and learners.
Work with faculty to lead a strong advocacy program on the local, state and national level to continue to advance and educate lawmakers on the importance of sexual and gender health to the healthcare delivery system and to the state of Minnesota.
Develop a successful philanthropic program that helps support the endeavors of the institute and the department.
Doctoral level training in Psychology, Medicine, Health Education, Family Social Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, or closely related field.
Training and experience in sexual and gender health education, teaching, and research.
Demonstrated ability in at least one of the following:
Obtain federally funded and peer-reviewed research relevant to sexual and gender health education; OR
Highly experienced clinician with a sexual and gender health focus.
Recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in sexual and gender health education.
A proven ability to lead and provide visionary leadership in a complex environment.
Have effective interpersonal and communication skills; has to work well with others. Must be able to generate trust through listening and understanding.
Documented record of excellence as an educator.
Evidence of conducting research with documented publications and research presentations.
Experience in curriculum development and evaluation.
Experience working in an academic health care setting.
Clinical experience in sexual gender health and appropriate licensure.
Track record of successful philanthropy endeavors.
Experience working with advocacy and public policy pursuits.
Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in building research initiatives alongside clinical programs. Strong scholarly credentials with a proven ability to recruit research faculty, partner with external organizations and secure additional research funding.
***Rank at hire will depend upon qualifications and approval of rank by the department promotion and tenure committee and the Medical School in accordance with the Medical School's 7.12 Track Statement
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.