The University of Texas at Austin Executive Director - Chief Information Officer in Austin, Texas

Executive Director - Chief Information Officer

Hiring department

Medical School

Monthly salary


Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

The Dell Medical School is building on the core purpose to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem for the benefit of all. To get there, we follow these fundamental values: Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Envision and enable the delivery of IT and other technology-driven solutions in support of our enterprise's three core-operating units, which include the Dell Medical School, our research organization, and the UT Health Austin clinical group practice.

Essential Functions

Support all administrative functions (email, desktop support, network administration, health enterprise electronic medical record and other clinical system capabilities, and compute and storage functions) for the operating units. Direct and facilitate requests for innovation-related development, manage the implementation of new technologies into the operating organization, and provide operational support for research-related functions. Be responsible for coordinating university computing systems such as course management and student information services, general financials and human resource management systems. Work with the leadership team at DMS to identify opportunities for information technology innovation. Examples include: Enabling population health and value-based care; Enabling and driving new models of care including home health, integrated practice units, primary care, etc. Work with: UT campus and key leaders in technology to assess future required investments and new and existing resource integration; Experts in education, curricular design and educational technologies to guide the development and/or deployment of effective technology solutions; Business and administrative leaders to identify, deploy and support the best solutions to meet business needs. Ensure compliance with IT policies, information security requirements, University, UT System, health-related data security, and State and Federal policies and regulations. Establish Business Associates Agreements (BAA) with vendors that might handle Protected Health Information. Carry out the duties of Security Officer as established by HIPAA.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's Degree. 10+ years experience in roles of increasing responsibility in defining information technology strategy, implementation and operations management in diverse settings. A demonstrated focus on innovating to solve problems. A sharp customer-focus and humility to understand how best to serve customer needs, where customers might be a hospital system, a leader in education, or individual faculty and trainees. A strong appreciation for the balance between the need for care in implementation with boldness of approach and vision. The ability to thrive in a rapidly growing environment, switching between directly building something if necessary, and carefully growing a talented team. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced Degree. Experience intersecting with health, healthcare, biomedicine and/or academia.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Use of manual dexterity

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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