Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Gainesville, Florida
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Description:

The Department of Health Outcomes and Policy in the College of Medicine, in conjunction with the Institute on Aging at the University of Florida, seeks applicants for a full-time tenure‐track faculty position.  We are seeking a health services/comparative effectiveness researcher who uses large datasets to study publicly insured adults with chronic illness and disability. The position involves the design and implementation of innovative studies to evaluate access to and quality of care for adults in Medicaid and Medicare who need long term services and supports (LTSS) and long-term care (LTC), in both community settings and nursing facilities. Applicants must also demonstrate an interest in and ability to work with a range of stakeholders including patients and families, state and federal agency directors, third party payers, and health care providers. We are especially interested in candidates who use data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and various limited datasets with disability outcomes in their work.

The Department of Health Outcomes and Policy ( fosters collaborative relationships with investigators across diverse disciplines, including aging, pediatrics, medicine, molecular biology, epidemiology, genetics, behavioral medicine, policy evaluation, and health outcomes research. The Department works closely with the Institute for Aging, Institute for Child Health Policy, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, the UF Cancer Center, among others. The Department, with 17 full‐time faculty members and over 80 professional and support staff, provides an exceptional research environment with over $18M annually in extramural funding. The Department is also integrally involved in the University‐wide NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program and is specifically responsible for the Implementation Science Program.  In addition, the Department collaborates closely with the UF Biomedical Informatics Programs. As part of the Biomedical Informatics Collaboration, the Department houses health care claims and encounter, medical record, and patient reported outcome data across a range of populations.  The environment provides exciting opportunities to develop multidisciplinary and translational collaborations.

The Institute on Aging (—co-located with the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute in the Clinical and Translational Research Building—has a mission of improving the health, independence and quality of life of older adults by means of interdisciplinary teams in the areas of research, education and health care.  The Institute on Aging – whose infrastructure and academic environment are provided by the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research – is the home of faculty members from diverse disciplines who wish to pursue a career primarily focused on research and education on aging.  It is also the home of Florida's first Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.  The Institute is dedicated to high quality interdisciplinary and translational research and training focused on the health and independence of older adults.  Of specific interest to this position are the resources provided by the Data Science Core, which houses a large data repository as well as develops technology to assess mobility and independence outcomes.  The primary goal is to be at the forefront of research, education and career development in the area of aging, and make significant contributions to the preservation of independence and prevention and rehabilitation of disabilities affecting our senior citizens.

Advertised Salary:

Salary will commensurate with experience and credentials.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in an appropriate area (PhD in a health science discipline such as health services research, comparative effectiveness research, public health, psychology, or other appropriate health or social science discipline; or an MD or PhD in a health practice discipline, such as social work, with research training), an excellent record of scholarly publication, and an independent program of extramurally‐funded research or demonstrated ability to develop such a program, including evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration. Knowledge and experience in social and behavioral science theory, research designs, and analysis methods are required.

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and credentials. Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will be open until filled.  Start date is flexible. Please email letter of interest (reference position # 00029237), research interest statement, curriculum vita, two representative reprints of published papers, and names of three references to Search Chair, William R. Hogan, MD, MS, Department of Health Outcomes and Policy at

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392‐2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955‐8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. An Equal Employment Opportunity institution.

Health Assessment Required: No


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