University of Houston College of Medicine Clinical Faculty Position and Research Director of the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute
Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences
The University of Houston College of Medicine invites applications for the Research Director of the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute and a faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. We are recruiting new faculty that have achieved excellence in education and evidence generation and are prepared to contribute to our bold vision (http://www.uh.edu/medicine/).
The Research Director will be a critical force for planning, funding, promoting, and executing programs for the Institute. The newly formed Institute has a mission to improve the value of healthcare, with a focus on primary care, through research, training, and community engagement. Its research will further treatment models, advance clinical sciences in areas such as primary care, nursing, social work, optometry, and pharmacy, and enhance value through high-value care and value-based payment. Its training will prepare health professions students, faculty, and practitioners to thrive in and shape health systems while its community engagement activities will partner with communities in pursuit of well-being. The Institute’s vision is to be the leader in health systems science, producing high impact research that changes policy, innovative educational programs that prepare the new generation of health care providers, and novel programs that support community transformation.
This faculty is expected to lead the Institute’s research agenda in partnership with the Institute Director, engage in collaborative research within the Department, College of Medicine, and University, teach medical students, and mentor junior faculty and students. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, health services research, or a related field, with a track record as an investigator on extramural grants and evidence of excellence in interactive, integrative, and cross-disciplinary teaching. Ideal candidates should also have expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas: disease prevention and control particularly in primary care settings, big data to improve programs and prevention, population health, dissemination and implementation science, social epidemiology, the intersection of primary care and public health, health disparities, epigenetics, multimorbidity, health policy evaluation, or health services research.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, two sample publications (highlighting excellence in writing and/or methods), a cover letter that describes how the applicant’s scholarship, salary history and teaching interests align with the mission of the Institute, and the names and contact information of three references.
All materials should be electronically submitted through uh.edu/human-resources/careers/. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Primary Responsibilities: Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to:
Institute Research Director (50%)
Leading a high-impact research agenda that aligns with the missions of the Institute and College
Engaging in collaborative research, with Institute researchers, College and University faculty, and external partners
Securing extramural funding
Supervising and executing relevant aspects of the research process, including question formulation, study design, study implementation, data analysis, and dissemination of results
Providing technical support for relevant Institute and College research projects
Leading and contributing to activities relevant to the Institute’s educational mission, which may include developing degree programs, certificates, workshops, and courses
Collaborating with research partners, including the University of Houston’s colleges, departments, and institutes and Humana’s research division
Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences Faculty (50%)
Developing and teaching relevant sessions within the medical school curriculum, including epidemiology, biostatistics, population health, and research design
Developing and facilitating student learning in small-group sessions
Supervising medical student scholarly projects
Participating in medical school accreditation activities
Providing feedback to mentees, staff, and students
Contributing to relevant College of Medicine committees
Establishing and maintaining collaborative and supportive relationships with colleagues and students
Full-Time: 1 FTE
Doctoral degree Ph.D., in epidemiology, health services research, or a related field
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in teaching and conducting research in an academic environment
Commitment to innovative approaches to education and learning
Ability to succinctly and effectively convey complex ideas through oral and written communication
Demonstrated commitment to diversity
Track record of extramural funding as a principal investigator
Experience with building partnerships across disciplines in pursuit of educational or research objectives
Advanced analytic software skills (SAS, SPSS, Stata, SUDAAN, or R)
Experience developing or maintaining graduate programs, certificates, or workshops
Experience in the areas of teaching evidence-based medicine or health systems science and administrative responsibilities within an academic environment.
Experience with cross-disciplinary teaching in an integrated medical curricula
Experience using different teaching methods which may include case-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, interactive large group presentation, and audience response systems.
Experience with curricular and instructional design
Rank and Salary: Open Rank and commensurate with experience and qualifications
The University of Houston is a comprehensive, Carnegie Tier 1 public research university located in a park-like campus that is close to the Texas Medical Center and major energy companies. With over 45,000 students distributed across 15 different colleges including Nursing, Pharmacy, Optometry and Social Work, the University of Houston has the second most ethnically diverse student population among major research universities in the country. We are located in?Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States that has an internationally diverse population, first-rate recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and affordable housing.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression
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