Founding Director, Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE)

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Deans, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Job Title Founding Director, Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE) Position Title Founding Director, Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE) Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus Location Code SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES & PUBLIC HEALTH Department Name SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES & PUBLIC HEALTH Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities
Founding Director, Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( CHIE )
Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences


Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson Faculty are Called to Be Health Entrepreneurs. Join Us.

The Role
Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applicants for an open rank position, to assume the role of Founding Director, Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( CHIE ).


Slated to serve as a central hub for the Parkinson School, the newly established Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( CHIE ) is envisioned as an ecosystem of scholars, students, community partners and thought leaders. CHIE is a platform for creating and advancing health innovations across the health enterprise. When fully operational, CHIE will create a transformative educational experience for our students and support faculty and student-initiated research in new care models, social innovations, artificial intelligence and business model planning. CHIE is intended to serve as a focal point for forming strategic partnerships by cultivating a community of innovation and entrepreneurship. Envisioned as a creative and dedicated space for collaborative education, the Center will be an incubator for health sciences innovation at the intersection of healthcare, social justice and industry among entrepreneurs, faculty, students, and business leaders.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Partners with the Founding Dean of Parkinson to shape an overarching strategy for scholarship and discovery that elevates the Center within the school and the LUC community.
  • Collaborates on the planning, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives and programs that support the university’s mission of research, scholarly activity, knowledge advancement and societal impact
  • Embraces the One Loyola spirit of collaboration by developing partnerships and curricula within and across LUC schools, colleges and programs.
  • Manages and guides the CHIE Administrative Director and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, to create the Center’s suite of programming that fosters opportunities for students and faculty to engage with key stakeholders and provide impact to community partners.
  • Creates a variety of hands-on experiential learning opportunities, through the Center’s IGNITE HUB -a learning lab that promotes cross-disciplinary study through an emphasis on advancing interdisciplinary and translational research.
  • Identifies innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students, faculty, staff and businesses to launch sustainable startups with new or disruptive technologies, approaches to healthcare design, and/or innovative approaches to providing equitable healthcare at the community level.
  • Forges new key partnerships and strengthens existing ones with local health systems, the business community, public and private sectors.
Required Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree or equivalent in a scientific, business, or other related discipline
  • Expansive understanding of health innovation and problem solving and recognizes the importance of creative thinking, across a wide variety of academic disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience building new units, programs and/or cross-sectoral partnerships
  • Demonstrate effective collaborations among business and academic stakeholders
  • Track record of securing various funding mechanisms including working with philanthropically minded individuals, federal, state and foundation level partners
  • Commitment to the educational values of a diverse community and the diversity and inclusion goals of the University
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively – to present ideas, both in writing and orally, with internal and external stakeholders


Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to those who have direct experience in health sciences research, translational science and/or business incubation, in addition to knowledge of intellectual property development, patent, copyright and trademark law.
  • Demonstrated success in attaining external funding and in building collaborative teams
  • Track-record of making timely decisions and responding promptly to deadlines
  • Highly refined verbal and written communication skills, experience communicating research accomplishments or other evidence of administrative ability to direct research operations of an organization
About Us


Organizational Overview
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health (est. 2019) is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through the health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Our graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public, private, and non-governmental organization sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and higher education.

The Parkinson School is the newest expansion of the Loyola University Health Sciences Campus, which is uniquely positioned, through its partnership with the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health, to develop academic, research, and engagement programs that meet the needs of an expanding healthcare environment. Our academic vision is centered on the most urgent and complex problems facing health and health care today. Because these problems are complex, the foremost way to fulfill this vision is for faculty and students from Loyola’s many schools to work jointly in a collaborative fashion. The work is highly interdisciplinary and advances a model of One Loyola.

Through four areas of study (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences) within the Parkinson School, faculty teach, challenge, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as career professionals. We emphasize interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities, while maintaining a focus on better understanding all the social determinants of health. Our faculty pursue a range of scholarly research that incorporates systems- and design-thinking which translates into sustainable, scalable solutions to advance knowledge and improve health and the delivery of care. Our graduates are well-positioned to tackle dynamic healthcare needs and public policy issues, particularly as they pertain to the underserved and those living on the margins.

There has never been a more important time to build a new interdisciplinary health sciences and public health school. Parkinson School faculty are called to develop the next generation of healthcare leaders who will drive change and expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. To learn more about the Parkinson School visit https://www.luc.edu/parkinson/ .

Parkinson School Highlights
The Parkinson School opened with a $20M endowment made possible by the generosity and vision of Robert and Betty Parkinson. The inaugural Robert and Betty Parkinson Social Justice Scholars Awards were launched this year and honor the Parkinson’s belief in health care as a basic human right. A cohort of exceptionally-talented students dedicated to being “persons for others” will be honored for their commitment to ensuring access to quality health care. Selected from our 500+ enrolled students, the Parkinson Scholars will use their education to advance innovations and lead improvements in the health and health care of individuals, communities and systems. The Parkinson Scholars are a step forward in building the Parkinson School and educating the health entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow.

The Parkinson School is the academic home for a $25 million endowed Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research ( CHOIR ) with the mission of enhancing collaborative research across campuses on health outcomes and equity research. CHOIR is at the forefront of the Parkinson School’s research and education enterprise through intramural pilot awards, educational seminar series and training opportunities.

In addition to CHOIR, the Parkinson School serves as home to Loyola’s participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine ( ITM ). The ITM is a Clinical and Translational Science Award ( CTSA ) partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush University in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University Health System. The cross-institutional collaboration is fueled by almost $35 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) and its National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences ( NCATS ). The ITM is part of the national network of more than 60 NIH -supported CTSA sites working on clinical informatics innovation and accelerating the time it takes to develop and implement new treatments and health innovation into practice. Collectively, these initiatives bring together research institutions, clinicians, patients, and patient advocates to implement policies and programs to improve healthcare quality and health outcomes for the region by building, strengthening, and leveraging data infrastructure and expertise.

Representative of our interdisciplinary footprint and nimble response to immediate healthcare challenges, the COVID Equity Response Collaborative: Loyola ( CERCL ) was formed to work in partnership with academic colleagues, community leaders and public health officials in minimizing COVID harm to at-risk populations in the Chicago area. CERCL instituted COVID -19 testing sites for communities without access, is conducting contact tracing, and creating resource connections for members of our surrounding Black and Brown communities.

Loyola University Chicago Highlights
Loyola University Chicago is best known as Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks it among the top national universities and #8 in the nation in online Bachelor’s programs (2020). Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Further, Loyola is one of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.

At Loyola University Chicago, we are driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our local and global communities. Two of the University’s most recent advances illustrate this overarching commitment and represent areas of productive collaboration for faculty of the Parkinson School. Loyola’s newest School, the School of Environmental Sustainability, is the first-ever school dedicated to environmental sustainability across Jesuit institutions worldwide. Another first of its kind at a Jesuit University, the Institute for Racial Justice is a mission priority and aspires to examine racism in all its forms. Through interdisciplinary research and collaboration, the Institute will seek new ways of connection and action to facilitate greater equity and justice.

Applicants should include electronic copies of a:
  1. cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. statement of research interests and;
  4. list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only).

Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. We encourage under-represented minorities and women candidates to apply. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/ . For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed . Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree or equivalent in a scientific, business, or other related discipline
  • Expansive understanding of health innovation and problem solving and recognizes the importance of creative thinking, across a wide variety of academic disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience building new units, programs and/or cross-sectoral partnerships
  • Demonstrate effective collaborations among business and academic stakeholders
  • Track record of securing various funding mechanisms including working with philanthropically minded individuals, federal, state and foundation level partners
  • Commitment to the educational values of a diverse community and the diversity and inclusion goals of the University
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively – to present ideas, both in writing and orally, with internal and external stakeholders


Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to those who have direct experience in health sciences research, translational science and/or business incubation, in addition to knowledge of intellectual property development, patent, copyright and trademark law.
  • Demonstrated success in attaining external funding and in building collaborative teams
  • Track-record of making timely decisions and responding promptly to deadlines
  • Highly refined verbal and written communication skills, experience communicating research accomplishments or other evidence of administrative ability to direct research operations of an organization
Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
Required Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree or equivalent in a scientific, business, or other related discipline
  • Expansive understanding of health innovation and problem solving and recognizes the importance of creative thinking, across a wide variety of academic disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience building new units, programs and/or cross-sectoral partnerships
  • Demonstrate effective collaborations among business and academic stakeholders
  • Track record of securing various funding mechanisms including working with philanthropically minded individuals, federal, state and foundation level partners
  • Commitment to the educational values of a diverse community and the diversity and inclusion goals of the University
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively – to present ideas, both in writing and orally, with internal and external stakeholders


Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to those who have direct experience in health sciences research, translational science and/or business incubation, in addition to knowledge of intellectual property development, patent, copyright and trademark law.
  • Demonstrated success in attaining external funding and in building collaborative teams
  • Track-record of making timely decisions and responding promptly to deadlines
  • Highly refined verbal and written communication skills, experience communicating research accomplishments or other evidence of administrative ability to direct research operations of an organization

Open Date 08/05/2021 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link for Posting https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/16883 Job Number 8550483 Organizational Location HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS
Posting Details

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Statement
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Scholarly Publications
  4. Teaching Evaluations
  5. Other Document
  6. Multi Media
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