Associate or Full Professor and Director, Center for Innovation in Population Health

Job description

The Center for Innovation in Public Health at the University of Kentucky has been charged with building health in the Commonwealth through community-engaged research and collaborations, by creating population health solutions that serve as a model to other communities. As a catalyst of positive change for population health, the Center will focus on collaborative initiatives that align medical, business, social, and public health approaches to health improvement through partnerships with researchers, practitioners, providers, health systems, and communities.

We seek a world-class population health researcher and leader with an accomplished academic and research background, who is dedicated to exploring the policies and forces that shape the health and well-being of populations. This individual will be a preeminent scholar with a strong funding and publication track record, along with demonstrated ability to collaboratively develop meaningful, innovative, and impactful community-engaged research. The individual will also have administrative experience, leading collaborative teams through interdisciplinary work. The Director will be expected to provide significant leadership within the UK College of Public Health and to facilitate collaborations within the University of Kentucky, the Commonwealth, and beyond.

Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Questions about the position may be directed to Elliot Bloomer at [email protected]

Job Title
Associate or Full Professor and Director, Center for Innovation in Population Health

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD, EdD, MD) and research-intensive Master's degree (MPH, MSPH, MS)

Required Related Experience

An accomplished academic and research background with a strong record of continuous extramural research support and publications, demonstrated commitment to impactful community engagement, and administrative experience leading collaborative teams through interdisciplinary work and academic programs.

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The successful candidate must qualify for a tenured appointment at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.

Additional Skills Desired
• Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced, cross-functional matrix environment where everyone is expected to balance multiple roles and commitments.
• Creative, entrepreneurial spirit and track record of building new programs and securing federal and/or foundation grants and contracts.
• Demonstrated knowledge of relevant health policy and/or health system topics.
• Strong organizational, analytic and problem-solving skills.
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
• Mature, detail-oriented, able to work independently and with a team, operate effectively under deadline pressure, and manage competing priorities.
• Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and needs of the organization.
• Strong meeting facilitation and public speaking skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

• Doctorate degree in health policy, public policy, public health or related field from accredited college or university.
• Ten (10) or more years of substantive, professional experience in population health research.
• Minimum of five (5) years supervisory or management experience, including the ability to manage and motivate cross functional staff and teams.

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University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe a time that you lead and managed multi-functional, cross-departmental programs and/or project teams.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your research background and how you will design and implement key population health priorities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your management style and how you will balance a professor role with leading a diverse team.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 10/28/2018
    Application Due: 12/27/2018
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