Director, Institute for the Study of Integrative Healthcare

March 9, 2022
Priority Deadline to Apply:
April 22, 2022
Utica University

Position Description

Utica University, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites nominations and applications for a Director of the Institute for the Study of Integrative Healthcare. The Director will be a highly competent and energetic leader with passion and expertise to promote the Institute for the purpose of impacting healthcare in a sustainable and visible manner. To ensure the alignment of research, education, and clinical quality initiatives for the Institute, the Director will be an academic administrator with a teaching assignment. The successful candidate will oversee and manage all aspects of the Institute’s operations and collaborate University wide, with special attention to faculty development and research, education, community engagement, assessment, and strategic planning. One of the Institute Director’s roles will be to cultivate broad inter-disciplinary perspectives, across the three Schools of Utica University, about the changing landscape in the integrative healthcare space for scholarship, research, and practice. The Institute Director reports directly to the Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs and will collaborate with relevant Utica University offices for fundraising, communications, personnel, and financial management. The Director will also supervise a Graduate Assistant whose position is to support the Institute.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage an Advisory Council of stakeholders for the Institute. The Advisory Council is intended to be an external body that represents a broad spectrum of researchers, clinicians, and thought leaders in the integrative healthcare space regionally and nationally.
  • Work with the University’s senior administration and Advisory Council to determine and refine the overall mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the Institute.
  • Provide oversight, leadership, and support for Institute activities in research, scholarship, community outreach, and education.
  • Work with advisory board members to prepare Institute’s annual budget, establish and achieve financial goals, and regularly report financial status to Provost and senior administration.
  • Monitor productivity of the Institute and regularly evaluate the quality of achievement of the Institute’s goals and mission.
  • Perform assigned University-related teaching duties (teach 3 credits per year).
  • Travel for professional conferences and to promote the work of the Institute as necessary.


Required Qualifications:

  • A terminal doctoral degree in a relevant field, such as public health or integrative medicine, or a health-related professional doctorate.
  • A minimum of 3 years full time teaching experience in an accredited higher education institution.
  • An established record of research, publications, and presentations in the field of integrative health or related fields.
  • Fluency in a virtual environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in the provision of services and educational programming in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills to complete tasks and projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A clinical license to practice in a health-related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years clinical leadership experience
  • Leadership experience in higher education or specialized integrative health center.
  • Board certification in Integrative medicine.
  • Successful grant writing experience.

About The Institution

About the Institute for the Study of Integrative Healthcare:
Made possible through the largest single gift for endowment in the University's history, the anonymous donors sought to invest in Utica University's longstanding record of innovation and responsiveness to the changing landscape of the healthcare delivery system.

The Institute for the Study of Integrative Healthcare provides many opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate in professional research and scholarship, as well as establish strong partnerships with healthcare providers in the community. Through the Utica University faculty, the Advisory Council, and other external partners, the Institute will also assess the industry-relevance of the curriculum so that UU is preparing graduates to assume leadership roles across the integrative healthcare space.

Integrative healthcare acknowledges the varied strategies that individuals choose to keep themselves healthy, including a broad range of evidence-based strategies and cultural and traditional health practices. In short, it is treating the ‘whole’ patient.

About Utica University:
Founded in 1946, Utica University is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. Currently, Utica University enrolls approximately 4,300 students – approximately 3,000 undergraduates and 1,300 graduate students in three schools: The School of Business and Justice Studies, The School of Health Professions and Education, and The School of Arts and Sciences.

Located on 128 acres in Central New York's picturesque Mohawk Valley, Utica University’s main campus offers a unique blend of expansive lawns and green spaces with state-of-the-art learning facilities such as the Economic Crime, Justice Studies, and Cybersecurity Building, the Professor Ray Simon Convergence Media Center, and Thurston Hall.

About The Community

About Utica, NY:
From the fine arts on display at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute to the stacks of the Utica Public Library, touring Broadway productions on stage at the Stanley Center for the Arts, and a myriad of shops and products, Utica has something for everyone. Surrounded by beautiful green spaces for winter and summer sporting opportunities, Utica offers a world class brewery, local and national culinary delights, and arts offerings throughout the year.

Application Process

All correspondence should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant:

Danan Tsan, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates 

The full and complete application should contain the following information:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. “Contributions to Diversity” Statement
  4. Research Statement

Applications submitted by April 22, 2022 will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

Utica University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, pregnancy, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, domestic violence victim status, or protected status under applicable local, state, or federal law.