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Director, CAIPPER

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, Illinois (US)
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Apr 26, 2024

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs
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Director, CAIPPER

University of Illinois Chicago

Hiring Department: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1024128

Posting Close Date: June 6, 2024

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent Best Colleges rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary

The Director, CAIPPER, is a full-time position and reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. The Director will concurrently hold an academic staff or faculty title in a clinical department within UI Health. The primary responsibility of the Director is to provide leadership to achieve CAIPPER’s strategic goals as established by UI Health and the CAIPPER leadership team through collaborative work with the seven health science colleges, UI Hospital and Clinics (UIH&C) and other clinical training sites. CAIPPER goals relate to interprofessional education, interprofessional collaborative practice, faculty development, and student engagement and leadership development.

Rank applicable: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
Tenure applicable: Tenure-Track; Non-Tenure

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop a pre-qualification curriculum that meets accreditation requirements and desired graduate outcomes for knowledge, skills, and attitudes for interprofessional collaborative practice and team-based care by building consensus among participating health sciences colleges.
  • Collaborate with University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics (UIH&C) leadership in establishing learning experiences in the clinical learning environment that meet pre-qualification program needs and support team training in collaborative practice.
  • Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met; hire, train, and develop staff; and support continued professional development for each staff member.
  • Provide strategic leadership for the business operations of CAIPPER to ensure the effective use of university assets, both financial and human capital.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain an evaluation plan for all CAIPPER activities including systematic data collection, analysis of data and dissemination of results to stakeholders.
  • Lead efforts to submit grant applications and develop streams of funding to support CAIPPER initiatives. Work closely with Assistant Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education on how the data can be used to support CAIPPER's strategic goals.
  • Represent CAIPPER at meetings, prepare reports, and give presentations to various stakeholders within and external to UIC.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in clinical health care.
  • Minimum of five years' experience working in a team-based clinical environment and five years in an academic clinical training program serving as both instructor and educational leader.
  • Substantial knowledge of interprofessional education, acquired either through formal study or documented experience.
  • Strong evidence of collaborative leadership across the varying cultures of professionals working in health care delivery.
  • Skills in curriculum development and evaluation acquired either through formal study or documented experience.
  • Skills in budgeting, financial management and strategic planning acquired either through formal study or documented experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior knowledge of University of Illinois and its health system.

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, apply at: by June 6, 2024.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

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