Director, Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to partner with the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Nursing in their search for a Director for the Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety.

VCU is an urban public research university located in downtown Richmond, Virginia with over 30,000 full-time and part-time students enrolled in 15 schools and colleges and is designated as a research university with very high research activity. The VCU School of Nursing (SON) is situated within a comprehensive health sciences environment that includes five schools/colleges (Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Health Professions). VCU enjoys a close partnership with the VCU Health System.

The Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety promotes interprofessional patient-centered, population-focused, and cost-effective initiatives designed to improve health care. The center offers a unique arena of opportunities to advance leadership, quality and safety science, decision- and implementation science, and innovation.

The Director oversees the Langston Center’s programs, relationships, and fiscal resources to maintain the vitality of its mission and purpose. The Director drives programming that advances innovation, quality, and safety within VCU, local and regional health systems, and beyond. The Director supports faculty development, student engagement curriculum, and philanthropic initiatives. The Director will also secure grant, philanthropic, and other funding to ensure the viability and expansion of the Center’s mission.

Opportunity Highlights:  

  • Lead a successful roster of programs at an interprofessional innovation center and develop new trailblazing programs to support scholarship and improve healthcare delivery.
  • Develop idea incubator programs in partnership with national organizations like AONL and NIH.
  • Serve as a part-time or full-time faculty member within the appropriate department at a highly active research university within a collaborative and collegial environment.


  • Doctorate with experience consistent with Associate or Full Professor.
  • Experience developing relationships, programs, and courses with emphasis on healthcare innovation, quality, and safety.
  • Experience with operations, strategic planning, and budgets with track record of securing funding through grants, contracts, or philanthropic endeavors.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Jocelyn Clarke, BA

Senior Executive Recruiter


Dennis Kain

Senior Vice President


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