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Assistant or Associate Research Professor /Senior Data Analyst
The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, which also serves as a branch campus to The University of Alabama School of Medicine, is seeking to recruit an assistant or associate professor with doctorate in education research or statistics or similar related discipline to serve as a non-tenure track assistant professor for the Institute for Rural Health Research and in support of the College’s mission.
The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences is seeking to recruit a non-tenure earning Assistant or Associate Professor and Senior Data Analyst with a doctorate in education research or statistics or similar related discipline to serve as a non-tenure track assistant or associate professor for the Institute for Rural Health Research and in support of the College’s mission.
The Institute for Rural Health Research (IRHR) works to bring the highest attainable standard of health to rural citizens. The Institute pursues this mission through the combined strength of scientific knowledge, community involvement, and informed public policy. The Rural Health Institute also serves as the research infrastructure for the College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) and as a resource for researchers, individuals and organizations working to improve the health of rural communities. Established in 2001, the Institute’s research efforts are focused on health issues that impact people who live in rural areas. The goal is to produce research that is useful to communities, policymakers, and health care providers as they work to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of health care for rural and underserved citizens. IRHR partners with UA colleges/schools and rural communities, and has participated in federal and state grants totaling more than $45 million. IRHR’s efforts to reduce health disparities in rural communities are exercised through research, clinical trials, screenings, and health education that are participatory and mutually beneficial to communities.
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 partnering to address community health problems.
The College also serves as a branch campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and trains seventy third and fourth year medical students as part of its mission. Tuscaloosa, with a population of approximately 100,000, is located 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.
Requirements for Applicants
Ph.D., (or equivalent) degree. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in collecting, analyzing, and managing large national data sets, with minimal supervision, while effectively collaborating with federal and state agencies such as census bureaus and similar organizations. As well, successful candidates should display experience with large data integration and manipulation, building data base management tools, and working with diverse teams within the medical and health related field. Additionally the candidate would have a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to work in multidisciplinary and inter-professional research teams, excellent communication skills in both writing and spoken English and have an interest teaching (which may include Family Medicine Residents, medical students and graduate students), and service missions of the University and the College.
Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience. For more information, visit our website http://cchs.ua.edu/ and contact John C. Higginbotham, PhD, MPH, Director of the Institute for Rural Health Research, firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-348-0025. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu. To the application, attach a letter of interest, a CV, and three references with whom you have worked.
Candidates interested in Professor rank should express same to search committee.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. 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 will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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