Assist/Assoc. Prof., Population/Rural Health Research Investigator, Tenure or Tenure Earning Track
Requisition Number: 0810173
Position Summary: Assistant or Associate Professor. The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, which also serves as a regional campus of The University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, is seeking to recruit two investigators with a doctorate in population health, public health, preventive medicine or similar health related discipline to serve as a tenure track assistant or associate professor for the Department of Community & Rural Medicine to include major responsibilities in the Institute for Rural Health Research in the areas of Rural Health and Population Health and in support of the College's mission.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, which also serves as a regional campus of The University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham for medical student education, is seeking to recruit two investigators with a doctorate in population health, public health, preventive medicine or similar health related discipline to serve as a tenure track assistant or associate professor for the Department of Community & Rural Medicine to include major responsibilities in the Institute for Rural Health Research in the areas of Rural Health and Population Health and in support of the College's mission. The College was established at The University of Alabama in 1972 in response to the Alabama Legislature's mandate to solve the critical need for health care in rural Alabama. The College is dedicated to improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship. In addition to our role as a college of UA, CCHS also serves as a regional campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine based at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and in that role trains about seventy third and fourth year medical students each year. Since its founding, CCHS has focused on the preparation of family physicians for Alabama and the region, with an emphasis on rural and underserved communities, the general professional education of medical students, clinical care for the community, community engagement, and scholarship that advances our educational mission and our ability to help communities improve the health of their populations. In its 44 year history, CCHS has educated more than 465 Family Medicine residents and over 800 clinical year medical students. Today, in addition to undergraduate and graduate medical education, the College also includes the University Medical Center which is the largest multispecialty group practice in West Alabama, the Rural Health Leaders Pipeline programs, graduate level training, and the Institute for Rural Health Research. This position will help the College to foster application of population health principles within our own practices, and scholarship in relevant and innovative community-oriented research that influence population health and support partnering to address community health problems. Tuscaloosa, with a population of approximately 100,000, is the largest city and major hub and regional referral center for all of west central Alabama. As the home of The University of Alabama, the flagship campus of the 3-university UA System, it offers exceptional educational, cultural, sports and recreational opportunities. Located one hour from Birmingham, three hours from Atlanta, 4 hours to Nashville, 4 hours to New Orleans and five hours from the gulf coast, UA is a comprehensive research institution, with an enrollment of over 35,000 students and which offers a wide variety of opportunities for faculty and their families. Requirements for Applicants Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree, research fellowship training desirable. The ideal candidate will have strong experience (and/or training) in population health or health services research, excellent quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, strong methodological skills including epidemiology, biostatistics, or health economics, a demonstrated track record of research funding or a strong intention to build a research portfolio. Clinical experience and training will be a plus, along with an expectation of a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to work in multidisciplinary research teams, excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English, experience in working with or engaging community-based partners, demonstrated expertise in an area of population or public health research, such as (but not limited to) health disparities, rural health, and/or primary care health outcomes. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in an independent and collaborative extramurally-funded research program and contribute to the teaching (which will include Family Medicine Residents, medical students and graduate students), and service missions of the University and the College. Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience. For more information, visit our website http://cchs.ua.edu/ and contact John C. Higginbotham, PhD, MPH Chair, Department of Community and Rural Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-348-0025. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu. To the application, attach a letter of interest, a CV, and three references with whom you have worked.
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