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Position description
The HIM Director is responsible for managing the administrative, budget/fiscal, facilities, academic operations and certificate/degree programs of the center to align with the strategy of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. The Director is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the applied medical and health humanities certificate and master’s degree programs. The Director oversees the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine distinction in medical humanities track and humanities selectives. The Director collaborates with the site Program Directors (PD) to develop curriculum and facilitate programming implementing best practices across the enterprise for a wide variety of audiences. Audiences include medical students, residents/fellows, allied health, and nursing students as well as all levels of practitioners. HIM programming is also designed and delivered to hospitalized and ambulatory patients and the community at large. The Director must stay current on the literature related to arts and health. The Director engages in and facilitates research projects contributing to the body of knowledge in medical humanities. The Director is active in conducting research and scholarship. The Director promotes scholarship by facilitating medical student, resident/fellow, graduate student, allied health student and faculty research in medical humanities. The Director serves as a faculty advisor to oversee student works. The Director collaborates with faculty in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science to develop interdisciplinary education and research initiatives from a health humanities perspective. The Director is responsible for creating and deploying HIM Faculty Development content for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. The Director is responsible for strategic planning and execution of the HIM plan. The Director is responsible for collaborating with the PDs to develop and implement the HIM budget which is funded at each site. Budget management is complex as it requires close collaboration with the Department of Development to ensure benefactor intent is honored in resource allocation. The HIM Director will promote collaboration with local, regional, national, and international colleagues. The Director must be able to build and sustain relationships within and outside of Mayo Clinic to advance the mission of HIM.

This position is a combination of remote and onsite support work. Individual must live within driving distance to the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN campus

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a Humanities related field required.

Mayo Clinic will not sponsor or transfer visas for this position including F-1 OPT STEM.

Additional qualifications
Demonstrated experience of program development, teaching and academic scholarship in medical humanities. Significant higher education experience in teaching, curriculum development, and program evaluation. Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills with experience managing programs. Leadership positions within nationally recognized professional associations such as American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Health Humanities Consortium, American Association of Medical Colleges. Ability to cultivate national and international peer networks, advance innovative collaborative projects. Willingness and ability to serve as invited speaker at national and internal professional conferences/meetings.

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
$113,651- $170,580 / year

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details
primarily Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm, but varies based on events

Weekend schedule
occasional weekends.


International Assignment

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Maggie Kramer

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