Director, Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio seeks a dynamic academic leader to serve as the Director of the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. The selected candidate will lead a nationally recognized aging institute focusing on basic science and translational research, with an emphasis on training future researchers focused on aging through our exceptional educational programs offered at UTHSA.
Reporting to the Dean of the Long School of Medicine, the Director will be responsible for the overall administrative, academic, research, and community outreach efforts of the Institute. The Director will work closely with basic science and clinical department Chairs and Center Directors within the Long School of Medicine and across UTHSA schools to advance the mission of the School and the Health Science Center.
The Barshop Institute is the only aging-intensive research institute in the country to currently have all of the following four designations: the NIA-funded Nathan Shock and Claude D. Pepper centers, a testing site of the NIA-sponsored Interventions Testing Program, and a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC). These centers are the foundation of the Barshop Institute’s mission to understand the basic biology of aging and discover therapies that will eliminate and/or ameliorate the debilitating consequences of aging. The Institute also is the recipient of the Biology of Aging Training Program (T32) which provides predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows outstanding intellectual resources and state-of-the art core facilities to acquire the skills to become the future leaders in Geroscience.
UTHSA is a comprehensive academic health university and research center in South Texas. One of six health institutions in The University of Texas System, UTHSA is the primary source of health professions, education and biomedical sciences research in the region and is a major center for patient care. In addition to the Long School of Medicine, UTHSA includes a School of Dentistry, a School of Nursing, a School of Health Professions and a Graduate School. A new School of Public Health serves both UT Health San Antonio and UT San Antonio.
- Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
- Academic credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor in the medical school.
- A personal record of distinguished scholarly accomplishments in the area of Geroscience.
- A strong personal track record of significant continuous funding, with an NIH-NIA funded research program that preferably includes both individual grant funding as well as multi-investigator grant funding.
- National/international/regional reputation as a respected and accomplished researcher in aging and educator in the field of geroscience.
- Experience and commitment to training scientists and health care providers in geroscience. Demonstrated commitment and training in fostering diversity in science and/or medicine.
- Significant leadership experience gained within an academic medical center or appropriate research institute including experience in the recruitment, retention, mentoring and management of faculty.
- A positive, creative, and clear vision for the future of geroscience research in this era of high innovation and expanding possibilities.
- Ability to manage effectively at both a strategic and an operational level.
This is a full-time position that will be performed on site in Texas. Salary commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package.
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