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Associate Professor - PHDR

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353387

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyAcademic

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9402

Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp

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Summary: Successful candidates are expected to have an independent, externally funded, and sustainable scholarly research program, evidence of conducting rigorous and innovative research, a strong track record of publications and scholarly activities, and will participate in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) and Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) projects and programs, and teach medical and public health students and residents. Hire will be at Associate Professor level on the academic track with a research area of focus. Job Description:

  • 50% effort; The successful candidate will be expected to assume major responsibility for overseeing their ongoing externally funded health-related research projects (e.g. NIH).
  • Participate in DFMCH and PHDR projects and programs including teaching medical students and residents.
  • 10% effort; education work within the department.
  • 10-20% effort; Prepare new grant proposals and secure independent research funding.
  • 20% effort; Clinical effort within affiliated primary care clinic or as faculty consultant for clinical faculty in the Research Services Hub.
  • Candidate is expected to have paid effort as either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on NIH grants or equivalent funding.


    Required Qualifications:
    • PhD or equivalent degree in a health, mental health/behavioral medicine, public health or related field or MD/DO with board certification in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics.
    • Minimum 5 years of research experience within health-related fields.
    • Demonstrated evidence of success as a principal investigator on grant proposals at a federal/national level in obtaining independent external research funding (e.g., current funding or submitted applications for independent awards, particularly from the NIH).
    • Experience with research methodology such as longitudinal study design, mixed-methods research, natural experiments, clinical trials, etc.
    • Demonstrated experience in publishing in quality, peer-reviewed, high impact journals and presentations in relevant professional meetings.
    • Minimum 2 years of experience mentoring post doctorate, graduate, and/or medical students.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated expertise in area of training and research interest, such as behavioral/mental health, nutrition, health disparities/equity, chronic disease, medicine, etc.
      • Sustained grant funding from the National Institutes of Health as a Principal Investigator.
      • Strong quantitative and/or qualitative research methodology skills.
      • Experience is research focused on race/racism as social determinant of health.
      • Record of accomplishment in interdisciplinary and community-engaged research.
      • Experience working collaboratively with team members to solve complex health problems through integrated approaches including research, policy/system, clinic and community efforts.
      • Evidence of collaborations and partnerships within and outside own Department, and spearheading multi-disciplinary collaborations with diverse teams.
      • Evidence of excellent communication skills as demonstrated by clarity of presentation.
      • Evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by publications and/or awards recognizing scientific excellence.
      • Active clinical license in medicine, mental health/behavioral medicine, nutrition, pharmacy, or other field that is able to work in a primary care setting.

        About the Department

        The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota was created more than 50 years ago in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians. Since then, we have been leaders in transforming the specialty through education, research, and patient care. We are the academic sponsor of eight family medicine residencies-five in the Twin Cities, three in Greater Minnesota. We are involved in medical student education activities across the Medical School's two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. We sponsor four fellowship programs-sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, behavioral medicine, and human sexuality- and offer continuing medical education opportunities. We are regularly among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments and are currently 3rd in Blue Ridge Rankings. Our faculty are actively researching health disparities, healthcare delivery, and population health. More at https://med.umn.edu/familymedicine.


        Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
        • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
        • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
        • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
        • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
        • University HSA contributions
        • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
        • Employee wellbeing program
        • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
        • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
        • Financial counseling services
        • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

          How To Apply

          Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. This position will remain open until filled.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


          The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

          Employment Requirements

          Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

          Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

          About the U of M

          The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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