Rush University

Director, Master of Science in Clinical Research Program

Rush University Graduate College

Chicago, IL, United States

Director, Master of Science in Clinical Research Program
Rush University Graduate College
Chicago, Illinois

Rush University Graduate College is seeking an Assistant Professor to direct the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program at Rush. The ideal candidate should PhD or an MD with experience in clinical research and graduate education, and will work closely with faculty and Graduate College to restructure and grow the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program (MSCR). The MSCR is a rigorous program that meets the needs of health professionals engaged in the full spectrum of patient-oriented research. This flexible degree program is designed for a variety of professionals, including physicians who will plan and oversee translational research and clinical trials; research nurses; study coordinators; managers in clinical research and site management organizations (CROs and SROs); and professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. The Program provides students with a rigorous academic experience, and hands-on exposure to, and practical experience in, clinical research in preparation for careers as clinical research professionals.

The faculty member will facilitate community building, program identity, and student-faculty interaction. Important aspects of Program building include organizing faculty mentoring opportunities as well as peer-to-peer mentoring. In collaboration with the Graduate College the incumbent will help identify program faculty and non-faculty partners to support the Program including individuals who are in academic institutions outside of Rush as well as experts in industry.

In addition to directing the MSCR Program candidates are encouraged to pursue research and/or clinical responsibilities depending on candidate background.

Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. The Rush system comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in 7 of 16 specialties in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient’s Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2018, Rush was named a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.

Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:

Leah Tyrrell
Director, Faculty Recruitment

Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer


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Director, Master of Science in Clinical Research Program