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HIV Research Pillar Faculty, Rank: Assistant-to-Full Professor

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, California
Closing date
Jul 2, 2022

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Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Science and Technology Studies
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Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is a premier mission-driven university dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved and under-resourced communities through health professions education, biomedical and public health research, and compassionate care. CDU has strong relationships with local communities and various community and international partners that are facilitated by its one-of-a-kind community faculty program.

In collaboration with the Urban Health Institute, the CDU HIV Research Pillar and Drew Center for AIDS Research, Education, and Services (Drew CARES) seek to recruit two faculty members

for an appointment at the academic rank of Assistant-to-Full Professor. Faculty rank will be determined based on experience and review of dossier material submitted.

The University is seeking investigators whose work combines HIV prevention, treatment, and/or health services research with any one or more of the following areas: substance use disorders, mental health, trauma, clinical informatics, hepatitis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, or mobile technologies. We seek investigators with research experience and interest in domestic issues related to Black and Latino populations OR international issues related to prevention and treatment services in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, West Indies, or Latin America. HIV clinicians are highly encouraged to apply.

All candidates should also demonstrate an interest and skill in teaching or mentorship and a history of multi- and interdisciplinary research collaboration.

Essential DutiesMaintain faculty responsibility and accountability for:

  • Developing and contributing to research and other scholarly activities
  • Participating in academic programs and committees, as well as other university service activities
  • Maintaining a teaching load as assigned to meet department/college instructional needs
  • Providing mentorship and opportunities for participation in research to students and residents

Participate in the HIV Research Pillar/Drew CARES by:
  • Promoting external and internal positive relationships with departments on campus, and professional and community organizations
  • Attending internal, professional, and community meetings
  • Mentoring and supporting affiliated junior faculty and fellows

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assisting with recruitment of faculty and fellows
  • Participating in and supporting shared governance
  • Performing other related duties as assigned
  • Maintaining relationships with community partners

  • Required QualificationsConceptual and methodological expertise in an area of HIV-related research, with some combination of the following: medicine, health disparities, multi-level modeling, macro-social determinants of health, basic science intervention/prevention development, bio-psychosocial influences, mobile technologies, social network methods, and health policy.
  • Candidates with an M.D., Ph.D., DrPH, or DNP from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., medicine, public health, psychology, sociology, anthropology, social/behavioral epidemiology, nursing, health services, behavioral economics, and health policy) are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements All candidates:

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Evidence of community outreach/engagement
  • Experience in a shared governance environment
  • Experience providing mentorship and support to students and junior faculty
  • Experience teaching MPH, Nursing, Life Sciences, Physician's Assistant,s or Medical residents and students.

Preferred Qualifications Junior level candidates:

  • Track record of research funding and experience with proposal development, management, and statistical analysis.
  • The trajectory for independent original research and a commitment to translational research

Mid-Senior level candidates:

  • Strong track record of extramural funding
  • Established and active research agenda
  • Strong record of scholarship, with experience as a principal investigator for funded research studies (e.g., Federal, state, or private)
  • Strong publication record
  • Evidence of national/international reputation
  • Interest and experience in mentoring and attracting additional junior research faculty
  • Senior-level candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong track record as independent investigators, graduate-level teachers, and providing leadership
  • Experience securing center grant funding preferred.
  • Special RequirementsCOVID-19 Vaccination: As a health professions institution of higher education, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science seeks to protect the health and safety of the University community. Accordingly, CDU will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all University students, faculty, and staff subject to limited exceptions and exemptions. The University vaccine requirement has been implemented consistent with federal and state law related to medical exemptions for students, faculty, and staff. Requests for disability and religious accommodations from faculty and staff will be evaluated consistent with the law and University policies and procedures.
  • ·Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, staff, and trainees.

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EEO Statement: Charles R. Drew University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, or covered veteran status.

Fair Chance Statement: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local "Fair Chance" laws.
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