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Assistant Professor, Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job OverviewAs one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s doctors are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Family Medicine is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.

The Department of Family & Community Medicine is diverse in its interests and embraces health equity with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, cultural humility, and health advocacy for vulnerable, underserved, marginalized patients living in low resourced neighborhoods and or rural areas, locally and globally. The Department includes Divisions in Geriatric Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Health & Wellness, Palliative Care, Global & Urban Health, and Cancer Survivorship in addition to Family Medicine Residency, Medical Education & Research. With world-class research, teaching, and medical practice, why not choose the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Family & Community Medicine?

The Department of Family Medicine is recruiting an Assistant Professor – Research Track to join the Research Division to further the research endeavors within the division and department of Family & Community Medicine. The candidate will lead, co-lead and participate and engage with teams conducting primary care research, including opportunities in primary care practice-based research, community-based healthcare research, community-engaged health research, community-based participatory health research, implementation and dissemination research, health services research, educational evaluation research and/or quality improvement.

Candidates will join ongoing projects (50% time) and have 50% funding for two years to focus on their individual research interest. After two years, it is expected the candidate will have been successful in acquiring external funding in their field of study related to family medicine.

Essential Functions
    Lead and participate in primary care research using big data to study local, state-wide and national data for implementation and dissemination research, health services research; using quantitative methods, validated instruments for evaluation and quality improvement orUse qualitative methods to study topics of interest to primary care physicians and researchers to inform the use of surveys and electronic health records to expand the data to apply for external funding.Examine the social, medical, and/or psychological issues of healthcare systems, patients, caregivers, providers, and learners. Examine the delivery of primary health care, as well as provider, resident, and medical student education and training and its role in the delivery of care.Engage in current research, evaluation and quality improvement around care of underserved patients with chronic conditions and prevention of these conditions.Participate in interdisciplinary research collaboration and use senior mentoring by experienced federally funded researchers to assist in obtaining 100% of their funding.Write grants in field of interest, as well as assist others in grant writing, publishing and presenting.
  • Teach small numbers of medical students during summer research fellowship about research methods and engage them in current projects.
Minimum Requirements
    Completion of PhD by December 2022.Training in social science research and disciplines such as sociology, gender studies, psychology, anthropology, gerontology, epidemiology, public health or social work.Training and experience in quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods.Experience and/or interest in research with vulnerable and underserved populations, including older adults in the community and long-term care. Preference will be given to applicants with a history of success in acquiring grant funding for pilot work, particularly from state and federal sources.
Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 91770


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