Assist/Assoc. Prof.,Health Economist Tenure /Tenure Track
Requisition Number: 0811197
Position Summary: Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Economics, tenured or tenure earning track. 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 a health economist with a doctorate in health economics or a related discipline for an open rank faculty position within the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health to include major responsibilities in the Institute for Rural Health Research in the areas of Rural and Population Health and in support of the College's mission.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS), which also serves as a regional campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, is recruiting an Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Economics, tenured or tenure earning track, with a doctorate in health economics or a related discipline for an open rank faculty position within the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health to include major responsibilities in the Institute for Rural Health Research in the areas of Rural and Population Health and in support of the College's mission. Established in response to the 1972 Alabama Legislature mandate to meet the critical need for health care in rural Alabama, CCHS 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. As a regional campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, CCHS trains approximately 70 third and fourth year medical students each year. In this role, CCHS focuses especially 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. Since its founding, CCHS has educated more than 465 Family Medicine residents and over 800 clinical year medical students. Today, 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. UA is the flagship campus of the UA System, offering exceptional educational, cultural, sports and recreational opportunities. UA is a comprehensive research institution, with an enrollment of over 35,000 students and a wide variety of opportunities for faculty and their families. Tuscaloosa, with a population of approximately 100,000, is the regional referral center for all of West Central Alabama and is located one hour away from Birmingham and five hours or less from other major attractions including Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, or the Gulf Coast. Applicants for this position must have a PhD (or equivalent) degree, research fellowship training desirable. The ideal candidate will have strong experience (and/or training) in health economics or a related field, excellent quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, strong methodological skills, and 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. This position will help the College 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. Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience. For more information, visit our website http://cchs.ua.edu/ and contact Lea G. Yerby, PhD, Vice Chair of the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health at [email protected] or 205-348-0025. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu. With your application, please attach a letter of interest, a CV, and three references with whom you have worked.
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