Associate Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
Closing date
May 6, 2023

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Infectious Disease
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Associate Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

This is a tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. The incumbent will fill the newly created position of Associate Director, Division of Infectious Diseases with a focus on laboratory science. The successful candidate will function as a laboratory-based investigator and will assist the new Director of the ID Division, Dr. Samir Gupta, in providing mentorship to early and mid-career faculty and in assisting the growth of the division’s research portfolio. University and community service will be expected as appropriate. In addition, if a physician, the incumbent could provide clinical care for patients with infectious diseases at IU approved locations and will teach medical students, residents and fellows within the context of their clinical practice. Opportunities for didactic teaching and participation in other educational activities in the division may also be available.

The Division of Infectious Diseases at IU includes 36 faculty, four Advanced Practice Providers, and four to six Fellows. The new Chair of the Department of Medicine, Dr. David Aronoff, is a member of the ID division. The division's faculty lead cutting-edge research programs in HIV, global health, infection control and prevention, malaria, sexually transmitted infections, reproductive health, and immunology. The School’s and Department’s NIH rankings have steadily improved over the last five years with over 100% increase in federal funding over this period. The ID division has over 1300 sq ft of renovated laboratory space for new investigators.

The ID Division actively collaborates with multiple other departments, including Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Microbiology & Immunology, and Biostatistics. In addition, our investigators have close partnerships and are supported by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), a statewide partnership between the IU School of Medicine, IU Bloomington, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame.

The successful candidate will meet the requirements of being a tenured Associate or Full Professor with a record of successful scholarship and ongoing external funding.

Research time will be devoted to chosen candidate’s area of interest within infectious diseases. Clinical responsibilities, if applicable, will include seeing patients with infectious diseases in the outpatient clinic and inpatient units at IU approved locations. An equitable role in the teaching activities of the Infectious Diseases Division will be expected along with attendance at clinical conferences, fellowship curriculum conferences, and precepting fellows in outpatient clinics.

Qualified candidates will possess an MD, PhD, or equivalent as well as research service and teaching accomplishments consistent with a tenured faculty appointment. Completion of an accredited fellowship training program in infectious diseases is required for all physician candidates.

The ideal candidate will have a history of collaborative, impactful research and extramural funding and academic experience appropriate for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, and eligibility for licensure and practice in the State of Indiana, if MD.

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners on nine campuses across the state. Its diverse faculty is made up of more than 2,900 full-time members and over 3,700 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana. The School is in an exciting growth phase, increasing its research funding by 40% over the last four years and continuing to invest aggressively in research. 

IU School of Medicine is closely aligned with our health system partner, IU Health, which has twice earned a place on the US News and World Report Honor Roll. The shared vision of both institutions is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality innovation and education to make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States operating 16 hospitals statewide (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities). This partnership enables the seamless integration of research findings into patient care. 

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years. For additional information on life in Indy:

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Anticipated Begin Date:

January 1 2023

The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 1, 2022, however position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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