Director of Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute

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Director, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute

The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSA) is seeking a dynamic academic leader to serve as its Director of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Center (GCCRI), part of the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio.  UTHSA is a comprehensive academic health university and research center in South Texas. The Director of the GCCRI reports directly to the Dean of the Long School of Medicine, and is responsible for the overall administrative, academic and research activities of the GCCRI. A concurrent faculty appointment at Professor with Tenure rank in an academic department will be determined by the experience of the candidate.  This is a unique opportunity to lead an outstanding research institute with strategic vision and direction. UT Health San Antonio combines scientific discovery with clinical care in innovative and transformative ways.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead research, education, and community service programs of the GCCRI. Develop and maintain collaborative and productive interactions within and between the clinical departments and the basic science research community at UTHSA, and other local research institutions in San Antonio, including UT San Antonio, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, and other local universities.
  • Define and lead strategies that expand and strengthen the GCCRI’s research portfolio, provide for deliberate investment into research activities and priorities, and mentor and support all faculty and research teams in efforts to secure extramural funding and disseminate findings through high-quality peer-reviewed publications.
  • Recruit, hire, develop, and retain outstanding and diverse faculty; ensure an atmosphere of support, inclusion, and equity.
  • Supervise, prepare, implement, and monitor the GCCRI’s budget, including all funding sources; manage financial assets; and ensure compliance with grant sponsor, legislative and institutional guidelines. 
  • Work effectively to manage available resources.
  • Serve as a senior leader of the NCI-Designated Mays Cancer Center, aid in the integration of efforts of pediatric and adult cancer research, and promote the joint catchment area mission with the Mays Cancer Center
  • Serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the Institute, both in the University and in the community.
  • Assure implementation of university policies pertaining to faculty governance and evaluation and actively enhance diversity.
QUALIFICATIONS

• PhD and/or MD is required.
• Academic credentials which merit appointment at the rank of Professor.
• Significant leadership experience and demonstrated success as a manager at the Chair, Associate Director, Director or Program Leader level gained within an academic medical center, research-intensive university, and/or cancer institute, including successful experience in the recruitment, retention, mentoring and management of faculty.
• Strong organizational, management, financial, and budgetary skills, with the ability to bring scientific leadership and organizational innovation to management of people and processes.
• A demonstrated ability to think strategically that incorporates a vision of how to develop research and educational programs for the future, while also overseeing details of the implementation.
• Ability to articulate a vision that will promote and integrate research and graduate education in pediatric cancer research across UTHSA and the community.
• A proven background in recruitment, mentoring, and development of outstanding academic and administrative leadership; and a dedicated leader and mentor to faculty, post-docs, students, and staff.
• A strong personal track record of significant continuous funding, ideally with an NIH- funded research program, preferably in both individual and multi-investigator projects.
• A productive history of peer-reviewed publications, preferably in multiple high-impact journals.
• A distinguished academic record and national presence in the discipline, as shown by activities such as editorial responsibilities at a major journal, a leadership position in a major national organization, regular participation on NIH study sections, chairing or organizing a regional, national, or international meeting, or equivalent experience.
• A proven ability to build strong teams, both within and across disciplines, and to work as a team member with one’s colleagues in management and in team leadership positions with one’s direct reports.
• An ability to grow revenue and attract external funding from institutions and individuals; specific experience with donor fundraising a plus.
• A commitment to and demonstrated results in the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the candidate’s current organization.
• Evidence of support for developing interdisciplinary research and/or basic science/clinical research programs is highly valued.


For more information, email: elliss@uthscsa.edu or egane1@uthscsa.edu 


UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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