Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA
Department/Organization: 208122 - Community Med & Population Health
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.
Additional Department Summary: The College of Community Health Sciences (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. Since that time, the College has graduated 449 Family Medicine residents and has educated over 800 clinical-years medical students. Today, in addition to undergraduate and graduate medical education (a large Family Medicine residency and several fellowships). The College also includes the University Medical Center, the Rural Health Leaders Pipeline, graduate level training, and the Institute for Rural Health Research. 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. This position will help the College to foster educational programs that prepare learners in population health principles, and scholarship in medical education and in relevant and innovative community—based participatory research that influences population health and supports collaborating to address community health problems.
The College also serves as a branch campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and trains 70 third- and fourth-year medical students as part of its mission. Tuscaloosa, with a population of approximately 100,000, is in west central Alabama. As the home of The University of Alabama, the 35,000-student flagship campus of the UA System, it offers exceptional educational, cultural, sports and recreational opportunities. Located one hour from Birmingham, three hours from Atlanta, and five hours from the gulf coast, UA is a comprehensive research institution, which offers a wide variety of opportunities for faculty and their families.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate. Additional qualifications based on assignment.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with conducting research projects and developing scholarly products such as manuscripts and conference presentations is preferred.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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