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Executive Director, Integrative Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Norman, Oklahoma (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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Life Sciences, Other, Science Policy, Education
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty, President/CEO/Director/VP
Organization Type
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To Apply:

The University of Oklahoma is seeking nominations and applications for the position of inaugural Executive Director of the ILSI and at the rank of Full Professor. The academic home department will be aligned with the successful candidate’s disciplinary interests.

The Executive Director, who will report directly to OU's Vice President for Research and Partnerships, will provide strong leadership in guiding the mission of ILSI, which is to advance positive health outcomes through convergence research to create new diagnostics, therapies, policies, and practices that will enable recognition of and response to continuing and emerging disease threats and address social and environmental risk factors impacting health equity.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and dynamic leader with exceptional scholarly credentials in life sciences research. The candidate will promote and strengthen collaborative efforts between the faculty, students, and staff across our three campuses, to incentivize and develop transdisciplinary teams in areas of strategic importance to the ILSI. Establishing strong partnerships with OU Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is an important objective for ILSI. In addition, the successful candidate will build a robust and sustainable financial portfolio of dedicated internal and extramural funding for the operational costs of the institute and in support of its convergence research mission. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in life sciences research or related area, have at least two years of relevant academic or corporate leadership experience, and show evidence of a nationally recognized and well-funded research program.

For more information contact:  Ann West (

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For more information, please visit

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