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Assistant or Associate Professor. The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, which also serves as a branch campus of The University of Alabama School of Medicine, is seeking to recruit an investigator with a medical degree or doctorate in population health, public health, preventive medicine or similar health related discipline to serve as a clinical-track assistant or associate professor for the Department of Community & Rural Medicine to include major responsibilities in the Institute for Rural Health Research and in support of the College’s mission.
The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, which also serves as a branch campus of The University of Alabama School of Medicine, is seeking to recruit an investigator with a medical degree or doctorate in population health, public health, preventive medicine or similar health related discipline to serve as a clinical-track assistant or associate professor for the Department of Community & Rural Medicine to include major responsibilities in the Institute for Rural Health Research and in support of the College’s mission.
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 educated more than 436 residents and has educated nearly 800 medical students. Today, in addition to undergraduate and graduate medical education, 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 application of population health principles within our own practices, and scholarship in relevant and innovative community-oriented research that influence population health and support 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, 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
Applicants for this position must have an M.D., or Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree, research fellowship training desirable. The ideal candidate will have strong experience (and/or training) in population health or health services research, excellent quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, strong methodological skills including epidemiology, biostatistics, or health economics, a demonstrated track record of research funding or a strong intention to build a research portfolio, a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to work in multidisciplinary research teams, excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English, experience in working with or engaging community-based partners, demonstrated expertise in an area of population or public health research, such as (but not limited to) health disparities, rural health, and/or primary care health outcomes.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in an independent and collaborative extramurally-funded research program and contribute to the clinical (as appropriate), 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 Chair, Department of Community and Rural Medicine at email@example.com 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 and or tenure or tenure earning 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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