Research Assistant Professor

Gainesville, Alachua County
Mar 19, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Requisition Number: 0905202


Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: The University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy and the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, College of Medicine seeks a scientist for a full-time Research Assistant Professor position. The position will require collaboration with other social and behavioral scientists, health professionals, and health policy experts in the Institute and Department on the design, coordination, and implementation of research projects to evaluate the quality of health care in public insurance programs. Current studies underway include public policy evaluations of the Texas Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program, with an emphasis on surveys of member satisfaction, studies of children with special health care needs, and analyses of health plan structure, process, and regulatory compliance. The candidate will also take part in an active, multidisciplinary research program focusing on child and adolescent behavioral health issues, obesity, and the environmental and social determinants of health in low-income populations. We are seeking a social/behavioral scientist with strong study design, data collection, and analytical skills in qualitative and quantitative research, including ethnographic methods, large-scale surveys, bivariate analysis, and multivariable regression modeling. This position will supervise research support staff and graduate students across multiple projects. Responsibilities will be mostly research, with occasional teaching of courses limited to masters, PhD students, and Fellows.

Minimum Requirements: Specific requirements for the position include: (1) an earned doctorate in the social sciences (with special emphasis on medical anthropology or closely related health/social science discipline); and (2) a minimum of two years of research experience specifically focused on health care quality and policy evaluation. Primary criteria for appointment include demonstrated expertise in statistical applications, ability and experience authoring peer-reviewed publications and grant proposals, interest and ability in collaborative multi-disciplinary research, and a background in applied social science and evaluation research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants: Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.