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Assistant Professor - Population Health

University of Kansas Medical Center
Raytown, Missouri
Closing date
Jun 22, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Medical Anthropology
Organization Type

SOM Department of Population Health
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Population Health Faculty

Position Title:

Assistant Professor - Population Health

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Job Description Summary

The Department of Population Health seeks candidates of exceptional potential and emerging scholarship to enhance our research and educational portfolio. Multiple hires are expected for 12-mos, full time tenure-track positions for first time or late Assistant Professor. Mid-career investigators may also be considered.

In 2022, the Department recruited a new Chair, Simon Craddock Lee, PhD MPH, a nationally recognized medical anthropologist working at the intersection of implementation science and healthcare delivery research, who joined KU from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Located in the School of Medicine, the Department provides a robust, interdisciplinary environment for conducting research and teaching in an academic medical center setting. The Department is committed to addressing rural and urban health inequities through strong partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, health systems and other stakeholders in diverse communities and across the care delivery continuum in the rapidly growing, multicultural Mid-West context. With faculty on three campuses - Kansas City, Wichita, Salina - we are the academic home for graduate educational programs leading to the MHSA, MPH, MSCR, and PhD.

Competitive candidates will have a demonstrable research focus in a population health domain, such as behavioral and social science interventions, healthcare delivery research, implementation science, outcomes and health services research, including policy analysis, economics and/or finance. In addition to a strong record of partnership with state and regional health authorities, the Department has access to exceptional campus resources to support diverse community engagement and recruitment, quantitative analytics and health informatics, with multiple opportunities for collaboration across clinical areas, the KU School of Health Professions, and the School of Nursing.

Job Description:

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate or equivalent with training in a population health field (e.g. nursing, medicine or public health; health related behavioral or social sciences).

Work Experience:
  • Demonstratable research focus in a population health domain.
  • Articulated commitment to interdisciplinary, graduate teaching and mentoring in respective methods and areas of expertise.
  • Potential for extramural funding via participation in recent grants and/or contracts, appropriate to rank.
  • Record of scholarship in peer-reviewed publications, appropriate to rank.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience:
  • Experience of principal investigator status.
  • Experience in effective teaching in courses related to the Department's degree programs.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring doctoral students.

Job Duties Outlined:
  • Maintain an ongoing program of research and training, with external funding, appropriate to expertise.
  • Collaborate with other faculty members via interdisciplinary research teams.
  • Teach and participate in graduate courses and curriculum development.
  • Participate in the intellectual life of the Department and School of Medicine, e.g. faculty and departmental committees and activities. Provide other services to the school, university, profession, and community, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chair.

Required Documents:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter addressing preparation and vision for graduate teaching, research, and service.
  • No more than 3 sample publications
  • Name and contact information of 3 potential academic references.

If selected as a final candidate for this position, you may be required to complete the Association of American of Universities Representations and Warranties document and sign a release of records that will allow the University of Kansas Medical Center to conduct a further background check with former employers. A copy of the Representations and Warranties document can be found here.

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Coverage begins on day one for health, dental, and vision insurance and includes health expense accounts with generous employer contributions if the employee participates in a qualifying health plan. Employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and various additional voluntary insurance plans are available. Paid time off, including vacation and sick, begins accruing upon hire, plus ten paid holidays. One paid discretionary day is available after six months of employment, and paid time off for bereavement, jury duty, military service, and parental leave is available after 12 months of employment. A retirement program with a generous employer contribution and additional voluntary retirement programs (457 or 403b) are available.

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Time Type:

Full time

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