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University of Utah Vice Chair of Education in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Vice Chair of Education, rank and track dependent on candidate qualifications


City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin TBD based on candidate


Vice Chair for Education

The Department of Population Health Sciences ( PHS ) at the University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine is seeking candidates for a position as Vice Chair for Education. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in leading graduate level training programs, post-doctoral training programs, and federally funded training grants.

The Vice Chair for Education will oversee the Population Health Sciences PhD program, and serve as a connector across all educational initiatives including the Population Health Pathway in the MD curriculum and Post-Doctoral Affairs. The PhD program, which has emphases in Biostatistics, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Systems Research currently has 44 students matriculated. The chosen candidate will contribute to the recruitment of new students and curriculum changes and innovations. They will work with education staff to meet with students to discuss their plan of study each semester, meet with students regarding the process and timing of milestone activities (qualifying exam, proposal defense and dissertation defense), and plan student town hall events, and professional development events. It is expected that they will understand both PHS department and Graduate School policies and procedures. The Vice Chair for Education will also be expected to seek appropriate RFP’s for training grants and take a leadership role on submissions.

We seek candidates who share the department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from a broad and diverse range of faculty candidates interested in supporting diversity and inclusion within our research community, as well as those focused on advancing health equity and resolving existing inequities. Applications for all tracks and all ranks will be considered.

The University of Utah offers highly competitive salaries and exceptional benefits. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the start date is flexible. The job announcement will remain active until the position is filled.

How to Apply

Rank, Track, and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only online applications will be accepted. Interested candidates must submit the following required materials:

  1. Cover letter

  2. CV

  3. Teaching statement that includes your vision in education leadership, relevant experience in teaching or education administration, and your commitment to graduate education (up to 3 pages)

  4. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ( EDI ) statement responding to any or all aspects of the following prompt: In PHS we view EDI as central to achieving excellence in our research, teaching and service to the community. How have you demonstrated your commitment to EDI in academic or other settings? How do you see yourself contributing to the advancement of EDI within our department?

For questions regarding this position contact Lauren Budinger at (801) 587-2258 or via email:lauren.budinger@hsc.utah.edu

About the PHS Department

TheDepartment of Population Health Sciencesis a hub for education, investigation, and methodological expertise in population health. Our faculty are diverse and form three Divisions: Cancer Population Sciences, Biostatistics, and Health Systems Innovation & Research. Faculty, staff, and students engage in research, education, and community activities to promote patient-centered healthcare and the delivery of evidence-based health innovations that improve population health and reduce health disparities within our community and beyond.

Through high impact research, we strive to contribute to a world where all individuals—regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation—have the opportunity to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. The department is highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative, and we seek faculty who will thrive in this environment.

Work Environment

The Department of Population Health Sciences is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of our mission: research, education, and service. We have an activediversity/equity/inclusioncommittee, and policies to ensure diversity of leadership roles and inclusion of all members of our department.

The Department of Population Health Sciences is one of 24 departments in the School of Medicine in the Health Sciences Campus. The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission. The Health Sciences Campus is home to 23 Institutes and Centers including The Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( CTSI ; our NCATS funded CTSA ), the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Center for Medical Innovation, and the Utah Center on Aging.

The University of Utah and Department of Population Health Sciences is committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. The goal is to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all faculty, staff, and trainees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed. The University of Utah is strongly committed to the training and mentoring of scientists that are underrepresented in science and medicine.

Facts about University of Utah and Utah

Utah is known for stunning natural wonders, including five National Parks, and world-class recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education and offers an exceptional research and teaching environment. The university is located in Salt Lake City, which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities. It is a diverse and vibrant city and is a thriving hub for innovation and the arts. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 11th highest proportion of LGBTQIA+ residents among U.S. cities. It is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offer ample opportunity for outdoor adventure, including nine ski resorts within an hour of campus. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer diverse neighborhoods, great schools, restaurants, arts and entertainment, and endless possibilities for sports and recreation. Salt Lake City has become the center of Silicon Slopes and is home to a vibrant innovation ecosystem.Learn more about living in Utah.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:


Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. https://safety.utah.edu/safetyreport This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 12/04/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03436F

Type Faculty