The Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha is currently accepting applications for the Director of integrated Center of Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD). This full-time, 12 month academic track position boasts a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate to experience and/or academic rank.
MMI is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. Our mission is to be world leaders in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs, their families and the community through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. Now housed in a new, state of the art facility in Aksarben Village, with a dedicated space for ADL training, aquatics, and integrated programming for individuals with Autism, MMI provides limitless opportunities for clinical programming, innovative research and community engagement. Omaha is a vibrant, family centric, affordable city, with committed community partners, fiercely loyal and extremely generous community, and a myriad of cultural events.
MMI is committed to respect and benefit for all individual reflecting the rich diversity in our culture without preference or exclusion for actual or perceived differences. These differences include ability, age, appearance, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, immigration status, language, nationality, race, religion, sex, sexuality, socio-economic status and other personal identities and experiences.
The Director of iCASD will report directly to the Director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute. The Director of iCASD will have the following responsibilities:
Develop an inclusive world-class ASD diagnostic and treatment center that is integrated and collaborative across disciplines and programs at MMI.
Actively collaborate with multiple disciplines to integrate and unite ASD services at MMI.
Establish new empirically-supported ASD-oriented services at iCASD and MMI.
Develop joint programs with other departments at MMI as well as other University of Nebraska academic units and Nebraska Medicine.
Recruit outstanding diverse clinical care providers and clinical researchers in the ASD arena.
Expand and oversee ASD-oriented services at MMI to increase capacity and address waiting lists.
Oversee training and professional advancement of iCASD faculty and staff.
Establish a vigorous ASD clinical research program at iCASD.
Collaborate with MMI departments, programs and services to advance MMI's clinical mission.
Build relationships with the community and regional/global health care organizations.
Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate will have a lifespan perspective on ASD with a background as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, child neurologist, child and adolescent psychiatrist or psychologist. The ideal director will value the importance of relying on empirically supported treatments for ASD, characterized most prominently by intensive behavioral treatments rooted in applied behavior analysis (ABA). The Director of iCASD will have a 1) PHD 2) proven record of accomplishment in diagnostics or treatment of individuals with ASD; 3) proven record of leadership and organizational accomplishments; 4) can-do, highly collaborative attitude. The Director is expected to innovate, expand, and the enhance the MMI iCASD diagnostic and treatment programming. The newly selected iCASD leader will have to be visionary and will have significant resources at their disposal for program building and recruitment of ASD-specialized providers.
At least 2 years of experience managing personnel
Experience working with stakeholder groups in both urban and rural settings
Exhibit excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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