The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking an
inaugural Director of the Institute for the Study of
Adolescence and Young Adulthood. This Institute will be a
close partner with Mount Sinaiís Adolescent Health Center, a
nationally and internationally renowned provider of
outstanding and innovative clinical care, serving over 10,000
vulnerable youths annually. The new Institute is uniquely
positioned to build on this extraordinary foundation by
integrating a first-class research program into the existing
clinical platform in order to transform the field of
adolescent health care.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the academic arm of
the Mount Sinai Health System, which also includes seven
superb member hospitals:, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount
Sinai Beth Israel, , Mount Sinai St. Lukeís, Mount Sinai West,
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai
Queens and Mount Sinai Brooklyn. Within the School, 33
academic departments collaborate closely with a similar number
of multidisciplinary institutes to conduct cutting-edge basic,
translational and clinical research, and provide unparalleled
clinical and training experiences. The School currently
ranks #13 nationwide in NIH funding, and leads the nation in
NIH dollars per investigator.
The ideal candidate for Director of the Institute for the
Study of Adolescence and Young Adulthood will be an
experienced, federally funded investigator who is a
distinguished national and even international leader in his or
her field of expertise. Because the Institute will address a
broad range of medical, epidemiological and socioeconomic
issues, the candidateís specific discipline is less important
than his or her track record of success, with the ability to
build a research infrastructure and assemble and mentor an
interdisciplinary scientific team that will attract extramural
funding and conduct break-through science. Experience working
with adolescents, and sensitivity in bringing research to the
clinical arena, are essential. A creative, forward-thinking
mindset and collaborative nature are crucial.
Applicants must hold an MD and/or PhD or equivalent.
Clinicians who intend to practice must be board-certified in
their specialty, and must hold or be eligible for a New York
State medical license.
Mount Sinai offers a competitive salary and an excellent
benefits package. All interested applicants are invited to
send their curriculum vitae and letter of interest to
Annetine Gelijns, PhD, Search Committee Chair at
Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a
diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants
with various experiences and backgrounds.