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Associate Director for Research and Scholarship & Assistant Professor: Division of Hospital Medicine

University of Minnesota Physicians
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Closing date
Dec 12, 2023

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Hospital Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Accepts J1/H1 Visas
Organization Type
Hospital / Medical Center, Academia
Employment Type

University of Minnesota Physicians (M Physicians) is a non-profit organization seeking driven individuals in both clinical and non-clinical areas to help transform health and medicine. Headquartered in Minneapolis, our organization employs more than 1,200 physicians, 300 advanced practice providers and 2,200 health professionals and staff throughout Minnesota and beyond.


Join us on a mission to advance medicine.



The Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) within the Department of Medicine is seeking an Associate Director for Research and Scholarship. The person in this role will report to the Division Director and will have primary accountability for coordinating, collating, reporting and improving the Division of Hospital Medicine’s research and scholarship efforts as well as conducting their own successful program of research. This role with have protected (non-clinical) time for this role as well as academic pursuits. The Associate Director will lead a DHM Research and Scholarship Committee which will report to the DHM Executive Council and collaborate closely with Departmental, Medical School, and University research leaders to further research and scholarship efforts, increase the amount of institutional and extramural funding, encourage scholarly output, and develop collaborative working groups in collaboration with other faculty and national collaborative groups. This Associate Director will also work with the Division Director and other stakeholders in the recruitment and retention of research-focused faculty in the Division while also continuing their own program of research. The candidate will also have a commitment to fostering scholarship across multiple domains, including quality improvement, clinical research, and educational scholarship. clinical/QI/educational scholarship; advancement within the institution will depend on the demonstration of clinical and scholarly achievement.

Position Highlights:

This leadership role is annually renewable based on satisfactory reviews and funding.
Associate Director/Educational Responsibilities:
Develop and lead DHM Research and Scholarship Committee
Develop and administer strategic investment of funds to build research capacity and infrastructure in DHM
Serve as a research mentor for DHM faculty
Forward efforts regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in research and scholarship
In collaboration with the Division Director, perform annual reviews and serve as the primary point of contact for a group of faculty members.
Coordination of monthly DHM research seminars
Serve as a role model for ongoing, robust research and scholarship in hospital medicine

Hospitalist/Clinical Responsibilities:
Attending both the Internal Medicine teaching and direct care services at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
Evening, overnight and weekend clinical shifts

Internal applicants will be considered for the first 30 days.

About the Division:

The Division of Hospital Medicine has developed an outstanding cohort of clinicians, teachers, and young educational leaders. The division is united in the mission of patient care and has enthusiastically accepted and embraced teaching and educational leadership roles. The majority of faculty members are clinical scholars whose academic activities involve scholarship related to clinical and educational activities.

For more Hospital Medicine information: Hospital Medicine Program


  • Graduate of an accredited ACGME Internal Medicine or Internal Medicine - Pediatrics residency.
  • Board eligible/certified with the Internal Medicine or Internal Medicine – Pediatrics.
  • Licensed or ability to acquire medical license and DEA in the State of Minnesota, and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for credentialing and privileges.
  • Ability to receive work authorization in the United States from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and maintain legal status according to the requirements of the VISA.
  • Demonstrated excellence in patient care
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Track record of sustained scholarly output in hospital medicine-related research
  • Track record of successful funding for research
  • Track record of successful mentorship and collaboration

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced training in research and/or quality improvement.

People who are interested in this role are asked to submit a cover letter detailing their research and scholarship experience, ideas for forwarding research and scholarship efforts in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, and how this role will be of professional benefit to the applicant. In addition, applicants should describe how they can forward efforts regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our Division.

Benefits Highlights

Our benefits package was recently recognized for its competitive and inclusive nature. Some highlights include:

  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans
  • As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we are a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Best in industry 401K employer contribution
  • Concierge services and a well-being allowance

M Health and Clinical Partnerships

Providers practice at affiliated locations under the M Health Fairview shared care delivery system. This partnership represents a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians, University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Health Services to build a nationally known academic health system that combines academic and community resources to provide the very best clinical care to patients and communities, while also supporting research and education across the joint healthcare delivery system.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest and most prestigious public research universities in the nation. The University Medical School is a world-class institution with a long history of leadership and discoveries that have changed the practice of medicine. The nearly 3,000 outstanding faculty members are committed to achieving excellence in research, clinical care, and developing the next generation of health professionals.

Community Information

We are based in Minneapolis and consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in America by U.S. News & World Report. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area offers a high quality of life and a low cost of living. You'll find excellent school systems, a robust economy, an award-winning culinary scene, museums of all types, outstanding theaters, and a reliable international airport. If you love the outdoors, you can enjoy all four seasons with the plethora of lakes, parks, and some of the country's best bike trails!

M Physicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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