Interim Director
University of California Davis
United States

Interim Director for the Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR)

Job #JPF04144

Application Window

Open date: April 29th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, May 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Davis is recruiting for an Interim Director for the Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR). This is a 20% time administrative and leadership position open only to INTERNAL candidates. This position is open to existing faculty in an Academic Senate series at UC Davis; this is not a Change in Title opportunity.

The School of Medicine and Office of Research are seeking an Interim Director to provide leadership during the recruitment period for a director. The Interim Director will guide the Center for the 2021/2022 academic year or until a new Director agrees to serve in this capacity. The Interim Director will guide the center regarding strategic opportunities, fostering key partnerships across UC Davis, and promote the vision and mission of CHPR. The Interim Director will oversee the budget and administration of the Center in partnership with the Chief Administrative Officer.

The mission of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research is to facilitate research, promote education and inform policy about health and healthcare. The goals of this Center are to improve the health of the public by contributing new knowledge and informing policy about healthcare access, quality, equity, outcomes and costs. Current emphases include substance use, mental health, healthcare quality, population health, and evidence synthesis to inform health policy. The Center is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research unit that performs the following functions:

• Develop and support interdisciplinary collaboration on research projects related to the Center’s mission.
• Educate and develop careers of scholars with interests in health services and health policy research.
• Synthesize, interpret and disseminate research findings that assist healthcare policy formation and improve health services delivery.

Among other responsibilities, the Center Director will:
Provide intellectual and administrative leadership and promote the efforts and capabilities of CHPR research to the UC Davis community at large and to current and potential collaborating institutions; facilitate interdisciplinary research and outreach programs; maintain a leadership role in identifying extramural funding sources and fostering the creation of appropriate investigator teams to follow through with preparation and submission of grant/contract proposals; represent the needs of Organized Research Unit* (ORU)-affiliated faculty and students, by representing their activities to involved colleges/units, the Office of Research, and the campus at large; take a leading role in outreach efforts, including interaction with an external ORU Board of Advisors, distinguished lecture series, and the organization of workshops and symposia; maintain proper adherence to all Office of Research and campus administrative, financial and human resource policies and procedures; work with and oversee an Associate Director, CHPR core faculty, principal investigators, and administrative support staff; collaborate with other campus research units such as the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD).

The Interim Director will serve on the Sacramento Health Campus and will report to the Vice Chancellor for Research or his designate and will maintain close coordination with the Dean of the School of Medicine.

For full consideration please apply online at

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Terminal degree (highest academic degree)
Professor in the Academic Senate series
Candidates must have a high degree of knowledge of healthcare policy and health services research.

Demonstrated administrative leadership experience

Preferred qualifications

Ideally the leader may have demonstrated prior success at leading interprofessional teams, working across campus units and have the ability to work at both the strategic and tactical levels.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Please include statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a statement of interest in the cover letter.
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Sacramento, CA

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