Purdue University — Director, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

Purdue University invites applications, inquiries and nominations for the position of Director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE). The Center is a partnership between the Regenstrief Foundation and Purdue University; it is built on a mission of research that improves healthcare by applying the principles of engineering, science and management to issues of national and global importance.

One of the founding centers in Purdue’s dynamic Discovery Park, the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering has grown to more than $95 million in cumulative extramural research funding. Its responsibilities encompass large-scale interdisciplinary research projects, tool development for communities of practice, and the implementation of innovations and improvements in healthcare delivery. The Center is designated a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This designation places it in a limited group authorized to receive self-reported accounts of adverse healthcare events in patients throughout the nation. Commitments by the leadership of Purdue University and the Regenstrief Foundation will provide the resources to allow the Director to position the Center to deliver novel contributions of significant impact across the nation’s healthcare system.

The senior leadership at Purdue University is fully committed to the success, growth and development of RCHE as a leader in healthcare systems engineering. The Director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering reports to the Chief Scientist and Executive Director of Discovery Park. The RCHE Director will be responsible for supporting the overall mission of the Center and the Regenstrief Foundation by establishing and implementing a strategic plan to position the Center for maximum impact; engaging faculty and staff to achieve critical milestones focused on improved healthcare delivery; developing quality healthcare partnerships; generating significant extramural funding; gaining increased national and international recognition; and optimizing relationships with key stakeholders including the Regenstrief Foundation.

The ideal candidate will possess academic credentials for appointment to a senior faculty position. Candidates are expected to have an established career in engineering, science, healthcare and/or management with a record of excellence in research that has been effective in addressing complex problems in healthcare. Experience is desired that demonstrates a successful record of scholarship in well‐funded research programs, academic excellence, outstanding achievement in developing and leading large interdisciplinary research programs, effective management of diverse staff, and proven experience working with multidisciplinary research groups via effective team-building. Applications are desired from candidates who have excelled in rapidly changing environments, and who have a proven record of responding effectively to fast-developing opportunities. More information about RCHE can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/rche/.

A full leadership profile is available www.wittkieffer.com. Inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest, including a CV and cover letter describing professional background and qualifications, can be sent in confidence to consultants Brian Bloomfield and Joyce DeLeo, Ph.D., via email to RCHE-Director@wittkieffer.com. The position will remain open until filled, but candidate materials should be received as soon as possible given the importance of this leadership opportunity. The recruitment will be conducted in confidence until finalists are invited for campus visits at which time professional references will be contacted.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check is required for employment in this position.