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Job no: 94599-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

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Professor, Health Services Research and Reproductive Health - Cluster Hire

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ANNUAL (12 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

This open-rank position requires a PhD or other doctorate degree in health services research, epidemiology, population health sciences, health policy, public policy, healthcare management, or a related field.

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Tenure-track candidates will be expected to develop a strong scholarly research program leading to publication at the national and international level. Promotion to the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service and requires review by the Social Sciences or Biological Divisional Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Candidates for associate or full professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track.

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Position Summary:

The faculty member appointed to this position will be expected to lead research programs in healthcare systems and population health focused on health care access, quality, and socioeconomic factors and their contributions to reproductive health outcomes and equity in the United States. The tenure home is expected to be in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and/or the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health, with potential joint or secondary appointments in relevant departments.

This position is part of the UW's Cluster Hiring Initiative (, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty, staff, and students interested in research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research.

This Reproductive Equity Cluster was developed in order to build cross-disciplinary research expertise necessary to examine the drivers and consequences of inequities in reproductive health and to identify potential solutions. Areas of research could include health care, policy, structural, and individual factors related to family planning, fertility/infertility, maternal and infant mortality, and other aspects of maternal and child health. It is expected that the successful candidate will focus on health disparities and health equity. A major purpose of the cluster is to build on existing strengths on campus. Ultimately, it is a goal that an expansion of this work at UW-Madison will translate into greater health equity and improved health and well-being of residents of Wisconsin and beyond.

The interdisciplinary, comprehensive focus of the cluster will be used to expand research activity in this area and add greater diversity to the voices engaged in these discussions, particularly with respect to health disparities and inequities, and program and policy effects on disparities, whether due to geography, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, or program delivery.

Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster and with colleagues in related schools, centers, and training programs across campus such as the La Follette School of Public Policy, the School of Social Work, the Institute for Research on Poverty, and the Center for Demography and Ecology.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for three positions in the area of reproductive equity, tenure-track or tenured rank. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Overall, three candidates will be recruited in the areas of: 1) Health Services Research and Reproductive Health [PVL# 94599], 2) Public Policy and Reproductive Health [PVL# 94865], and 3) Social Causes and Consequences and Reproductive Health [PVL# 94972]. Individuals with cross-disciplinary expertise are encouraged to apply through more than one Position Vacancy Listing (PVL) if appropriate. For full consideration applicants should be received by October 1, 2018.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.


Deborah Ehrenthal
[email protected]
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Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click on the 'Apply Now' button. Please upload a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests and a current curriculum vitae. You will be asked to provide contact information for three references within the application.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is October 1, 2018, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Link:Full Position Details The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Applications Open: Aug 1 2018 Central Daylight Time
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