Ranked sixth in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities list, the University of Chicago attracts the best minds in science and medicine. It educates and trains the next generation of leading physicians and scientists, who will break new ground in their chosen fields. It is home to the Pritzker School of Medicine, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top medical school for research in Illinois and among the best in the country. And the University’s Division of the Biological Sciences (BSD) combines interdisciplinary, world-renowned educational, research, and patient-care programs that support original inquiry, innovation, and discovery across the University. Founded in 1930 to formally unite faculty in the clinical and biological sciences, the Division’s unique structure promotes cross-disciplinary research, partnerships, and collaborations that have led to major breakthroughs in health care and life sciences.
The BSD regularly partners with the University’s Physical Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, among other departments, to conduct interdisciplinary inquiries. As of September 2019, the BSD boasted more than 500 research-active faculty and an average of nearly $600,000 in NIH funding per principal investigator. In addition to their teaching duties, clinical faculty are dedicated to providing advanced, patient-centered care at the Pritzker School of Medicine, Comer Children’s Hospital, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, each of which also provides essential hands-on learning opportunities for students and researchers.
As the University of Chicago is concluding its most ambitious and comprehensive fundraising campaign ever – the $5 billion University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact – the Associate Vice President, Individual Giving will help frame the future of philanthropy at one of the most prestigious institutions in the nation. This will be a rewarding opportunity for a proven leader and accomplished fundraiser to support expansive growth within the University of Chicago’s Medicine and Biological Sciences. S/He will join a highly sophisticated and successful team in a senior leadership position, managing a staff of up to 40 members while inspiring trust and collaboration with colleagues, faculty, and donors across the University.