The Ohio State University seeks a dynamic Associate Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education (AVC) who will transform the preparation of the next generation of health sciences professionals to collectively advance health and well-being. This newly created position marks a substantial commitment to evolve how Ohio State delivers collaborative health sciences education and training across the university, and how the clinical platform can innovate the future of team-based care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and beyond.
The Ohio State University is among the nation’s leading flagship public research universities and has placed continued focus on driving breakthrough healthcare solutions that improve people’s lives. Ohio State has seven world-class health sciences colleges, which include Dentistry, Medicine (including the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences), Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Veterinary Medicine. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center comprises seven hospitals and more than 100 clinical sites, over 2,000 clinical faculty, 800 residents and fellows and 20 research centers and institutes, with 25 core research laboratories that promote collaboration among experts from virtually all departments, divisions and branch campuses of Ohio State.
Ohio State seeks to be the leader for generating and disseminating best practices of interprofessional practice and education (IPE). The AVC will be the catalyst for these efforts across the university and medical center. The AVC will work with an engaged leadership team from each health sciences college to further develop and implement a bold new curriculum for IPE and establish the IPE office. The AVC will also work to innovate new educational models of practice across the Wexner Medical Center to create a learning environment that best prepares students for the future of team-based care. There is expected to be ample opportunities to publish findings from research and IPE models implemented at Ohio State, and the AVC will spearhead grant applications on IPE in collaboration with health sciences faculty. The environment for interprofessional education and collaborative practice has never been stronger at Ohio State, and this is a prime area of emphasis for the university and the new Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr. Harold “Hal” Paz. As a result, the incoming AVC will report directly to Dr. Paz and have the resources and institutional support to make transformational change across one of the largest and fastest-growing health sciences campuses in the world.
The ideal candidate will bring significant experience designing, implementing and evaluating interprofessional educational and practice-based change for health sciences from a similarly complex institution. Candidates must be doctorally prepared in a field related to the health sciences, be eligible for appointment at the rank of a tenured associate or full professor in one of the health sciences colleges and possess a national reputation for innovation in IPE. Candidates should also be able to communicate a compelling vision, build consensus in a highly matrixed environment and understand clinical practice, curriculum development and modern teaching methods.
Nominations, inquiries and applications including a CV and Cover Letter, can be sent to Jeff Schroetlin, Karen Otto and Ashley Rittgers at OhioStateIPE@wittkieffer.com
or by phone at 757.743.7515.