William and Barbara Weldon Chair and Director of the Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Director of its planned Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine. The school seeks an individual with leadership skills to develop, implement and support its mission of improving the rehabilitation health of veterans and others through the initiatives of: community reintegration, use of technology in rehabilitation and the management of chronic pain.

The Director of the Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine works closely with the Dean of the School of Medicine and Program Chairs and serves as chief administrator of the Institute. The Director provides academic and administrative oversight on issues relating to the Institute and works with faculty from the School of Medicine (SOM), School of Health Sciences (SHS), the School of Nursing (SON), and other schools and colleges at the University in the preparation and implementation of the identified strategic initiatives for the Institute. 

The role of the Director will be to develop the Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine into a nationally recognized center for excellence within the School of Medicine reporting to the Dean in the School of Medicine and will work closely with the Dean of the School of Medicine and Program Chairs.



In developing the new Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, the Director will have responsibilites in the following broad areas:

Administrative Leadership

  • Serves as chief administrator of the Institute.
  • Together with faculty from the SHS, SON, and SOM, develops and monitors progress of the strategic plan.
  • Develops and implements the business plan for the Institute.
  • Develops and oversees the budget for the Institute.
  • Establishes and supports academic and clinical partnerships.
  • Recruitment  and development of a faculty.
  • Ensures that the university catalog, and web site, and other internal and external mechanisms of disseminating information about the Institute are updated as appropriate and necessary.
  • Represents the Institute on committees and at university functions.


  • Collaborates with grants officers to identify and apply for funding opportunities to support the Institute.
  • Tracks funded grants for the Institute.
  • Identifies potential donors and works with the Office of Development regarding solicitation of major gifts.

Research and Scholarship

  • Leads the Institute to develop and implement programs of research that differentiate the University as a leader in Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Along with faculty from the SOM, SHS, and SON represents the Institute at conferences and meetings by presenting cutting edge research in the area of rehabilitation medicine.

Curriculum Development

  • Development of curriculum in relevant areas.
  • Develops meaningful and inter-professional clinical experiences for students.
  • Collaborate with other Schools, Departments, and programs of Quinnipiac as needed to achieve the goals of the Institute, including offering SOM faculty appointments.
  • Teaches students in the SOM, SHS, and SON.
  • Strategic oversight of the Institutes' curriculum and community service experiences.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

We seek a well-rounded, visionary leader who has inter-professional experience working with professionals in medicine and other health-care disciplines, and with a proven record of accomplishment  in improving rehabilitation health and addressing unmet rehabilitative needs of veterans and others.


  • M.D. degree and current license required.
  • Experience working in an inter-professional rehabilitation health-care setting.
  • Established track record in developing clinical partnerships
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Interest in the identified initial priorities of the Institute:  community reintegration, the use of technology in rehabilitation, and the management of chronic pain.
  • Interest in academic medicine.
  • Preference given to veterans and physicians who have worked with wounded veterans.


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include: a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.Contact information for 3 professional references shold be submitted on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2013-1445

Keyword Phrases

  • School of Medicine - Administration
  • Diversity
  • New Programs
  • spirit of community
  • Other Medicine
  • Laboratory and Research Executives
  • Other Executives
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Professional
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter