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Associate Professor/Professor, Vice Chair for Research (Pediatrics)

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Faculty Rank or Job Title Associate Professor/Professor, Vice Chair for Research (Pediatrics)
Job Category: Faculty/Instructional
Department Pediatrics
Equity & Inclusion No.: 17Y104
Position FTE


Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate Negotiable
Salary Band: FA
Job Summary/Basic Function:

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, in affiliation with Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, is recruiting an outstanding clinician-scientist to serve as Vice-Chair for Research. A special research interest and experience in secondary analysis of existing data sets is required.

The successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and hold a faculty appointment as Associate Professor or Professor within the Department of Pediatrics depending on qualifications. This is a 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position. The position includes clinical practice at Dayton Children’s Hospital and provides for a minimum of 70% time to conduct their own research and to mentor Department faculty, hospital staff, residents and medical students in research activities with a special focus on secondary analysis of existing data sets.

The Department of Pediatrics of Boonshoft School of Medicine and Dayton Children’s Hospital are jointly committed to advancing the academic reputation of both institutions. A strategic plan to expand the existing research program was completed in 2016, and the research strategy is a Top 10 Priority for the hospital leadership. A financial planning process to expand the research program, including faculty support, is underway. Current research activities include the Southwest Ohio Ambulatory Research Network, Improve Care Now, the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium, clinical trials in hematology oncology, cystic fibrosis, and infectious disease, and investigator-initiated studies in several areas.

A Research Steering Committee was established in January 2016 to oversee plans for the expanded research program. This Committee will be led by the Vice-Chair for Research. Recruitment is underway for an epidemiologist, additional research coordinators, and a budget and contract coordinator. A clinical operations manager and research coordinators are in place. Additional resources are available through the Research and Sponsored Programs network at Wright State University.

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine educational programs include medical education leading to the M.D., M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., or M.D./M.P.H. degree for about 440 medical students; residency training in 13 medical specialties and fellowship training in 10 subspecialties for about 445 resident physicians and fellows; master’s degree programs in aerospace medicine, pharmacology/toxicology and public health; and a wide variety of continuing medical education programs for practicing physicians in the community. Innovative educational programs have made the Boonshoft School of Medicine a national leader in generalist medicine, community service and the diversity of our student body. Our research programs are distinguished by interdisciplinary teamwork and community collaboration and include nationally recognized centers of excellence in genomics, toxicology, neuroscience, substance abuse and treatment, and human growth and development, including the Fels Longitudinal Study.

Dayton Children’s Hospital is a free-standing 155 bed children’s hospital serving 20 counties and is the only children’s hospital in this area. The Department of Pediatrics at Dayton Children’s is staffed by over 100 pediatric medical specialists, as well as pediatric surgical and anesthesia specialists who provide over 290,000 visits per year.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of clinical and research interests, up to three representative publications and at least three references. Wright State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Qualifications

1. MD, MBBS or DO degree.
2. Board Certification in Pediatrics / Pediatric sub-specialty.
3. Unrestricted Ohio medical license (current or eligible).
4. 5+ years experience in academic medicine with combined teaching, research and clinical experience and additional training or relevant experience that includes preparation for research may be required.

Associate Professor level candidates must fulfill all the requirements above, along with at least 5 years’ experience as an Assistant Professor with an exemplary scholarly portfolio and supervisory experience. Full Professor candidates must fulfill all the requirements of Associate Professor along with at least 5 years’ experience at the Associate Professor level with an exemplary scholarly portfolio and leadership experience.

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Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with MD-PhD or MD-MPH degree are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions and percent of time:

70% Research – Conduct research. Mentor department faculty, hospital staff, residents and medical students in research activities with a special focus on secondary analysis of existing data sets. Participate in meetings, committees and department projects as assigned by department Chair.

30% Clinical – Provide clinical services as assigned by the department Chair.

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):
Non-Essential Functions and percent of time:
Working Conditions

Special Contract terms and conditions of employment apply.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations).
Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the human resources website at

Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 08/10/2017
First Consideration Date:
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position at Wright State University? Please select an answer below:
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Other Document
  4. Teaching Statement