New York Medical College (NYMC), School of Health Sciences & Practice and the Institute of Public Health (SHSP) invites applications for Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine. This position also includes an academic appointment within the Department of Public Health, subject to approval by the NYMC Board of Trustees.
The Center for Disaster Medicine is a specialized academic and professional space at the cutting edge of disaster medicine, operational medicine and public health preparedness. Recognized and funded as a Center of Excellence by the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR), the Center conducts interdisciplinary research, training, technical assistance, and educational activities related to emergency preparedness for disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies.
The successful candidate will establish and maintain an informed and responsive vision for evolving changes and innovative new directions in disaster medicine and its component disciplines of mass-casualty management, all-hazards preparedness and response.
Responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to directing the day-to-day operations of the Center.
As a faculty member in the Department of Public Health, the candidate will also serve as Program Director of the Advanced Certificate Program in Emergency Preparedness and will, under direction of the department chair, supervise all relevant adjunct teaching faculty, plan course work, and advise students matriculated into the Certificate program.
Reporting directly to the Dean, the Director must have a Doctorate in an appropriate health-related field or comparable field-leadership experience in disaster planning, mitigation, response, and recovery; minimum of five years’ experience in disaster medicine, operational medicine and public health preparedness including health system preparedness; proven academic track record of grant awards, scholarly publications and presentations; experience in overseeing an educational program at the graduate level or equivalent experience administering advanced professional training programs; qualifications for an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
In keeping with the traditions and policies of NYMC, applicant diversity reflecting all self-identified gender, racial, social and economic groups is strongly encouraged. New York Medical College is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. New York Medical College is an equal opportunity employer.
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Founded in 1860 in New York City, New York Medical College is a health sciences university committed to educating individuals for careers in medicine, science and the health professions.
The campus, located in suburban Westchester County, about 20 miles north of New York City, houses four graduate schools that educate approximately 1,900 students and 833 residents and fellows, with 2,500 faculty members, and more than 12,000 worldwide alumni. The school sponsors more than 50 ACGME-approved graduate medical education programs.
The School of Health Sciences and Practice currently has 240 faculty members (44 full-time) and nearly 500 graduate students in Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and the Public Health Concentrations of Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Policy and Management. The School awards the MS, MPH, DrPH, and DPT degrees and Advanced Certificates in nine professional areas.
NYMC is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, (MSCHE). Academic programs in the SHSP are accredited by the Council on Education Public Heal...th (CEPH), the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (CAA-ASHA).
NYMC is the leading academic biomedical research institution in New York’s Hudson Valley region and a rapidly growing biotechnology incubator. More than 200 scientists are engaged in research in cardiovascular disease, cancer, disaster medicine, kidney disease, the neurosciences and infectious diseases, funded by the National Institutes of Health, corporations and other sources. In the public health arena, researchers contribute expertise and leadership in environmental health sciences, and in disaster management related to trauma, mass-casualty events and terrorism.
NYMC is affiliated with a network of hospitals and healthcare facilities in the New York metropolitan area and Hudson Valley region, ranging from large urban medical centers and regional tertiary care facilities to community hospitals and neighborhood health centers. This broad network affords students, residents and fellows a diversity of experiences and educational opportunities, and gives physicians at affiliated hospitals access to the university’s distinguished faculty, enabling them to enhance their knowledge of the latest technologies and treatments.
Touro College and University System
Since 2011, NYMC has been part of the Touro College and University System, now one of the Nation’s largest institutions of medical and health education and biological studies programs, with nearly 6,000 students in those fields.