Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228258-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Project Management, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Research, Scientific, Training, Employee Development

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director serves as an institutional subject matter expert and liaison with key internal and external stakeholders providing expert level information and representing the interests of CCHEs community-engaged health equity research portfolio. Successful incumbent will make significant contributions to the implementation of institutional strategic plans, which advance programming on collaborative translational health equity research, health equity research workforce development, community/stakeholder engagement, and program evaluation. This position will also build upon and sustain connections between UW researchers and community agencies/organizations and departments and programs that serve people facing persistent disparities in health and health outcomes. The CCHE team includes three fulltime staff and 3 part time faculty; this position reports to the faculty director.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in a biomedical, public health or social/behavioral science field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum 5 years of postdoctoral experience conducting health equity research, to include identifying research problems, designing research methodologies, performing and/or supervising research, and preparing data/results for dissemination to professional/scientific organizations and/or for scholarly publications.
-Experience contributing to an academic research program using service as a means to collaboratively address health equity and eliminate disparities that are disproportionately experienced by members of minority/underrepresented populations and underserved communities.
-Formal teaching/instruction of clinical, behavioral and social sciences scholars (across levels of experience) about health equity research and community-academic research partnerships.
-Authoring of evidence-based research papers.
-Authoring and acquisition of grant funding.
-Administrative leadership skills including project management, contributing to stakeholder annual reporting requirements, participating on/presenting to workgroups and committees of diverse audiences.

-Ability to provide technical assistance to researchers conducting community-engaged health equity research, addressing sociocultural contexts and social determinants of health.
-Experience with qualitative research methods and analysis, including mixed-methods and conduct and analysis of formative interviews and focus groups.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Additional Information:

This position is part of the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE). The CCHE resides within the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) which reflects a partnership of the UW Schools of Medicine and Public Health; Nursing; Pharmacy; and Veterinary Medicine; the College of Engineering; and the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. ICTR is home to the UW Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Contributions through this position will align with and support strategic priorities required via the NIH CTSA Community and Collaboration and Integrating Special Populations program components, as well as the ICTR?s research workforce development initiatives, both of which rely on inclusive excellence.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter, and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Oct 21 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 4 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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