Applications are being accepted for a Research Assistant Professor
faculty position in the area of behavioral health. Candidates
should have a PhD in social work, public health, health services
research or a related program to be considered the position.
The Lower Shore Clinic (LSC) has partnered with the University of
Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) to fund a full time Research
Assistant Professor (RAP) for an initial period of three years.
This UMSSW RAP faculty member will be embedded at the LSC and work
with LSC administration, clinical staff, and consumers to research
and develop an evidenced-based theory and translation into practice
for behavioral health programs using the Social Determinants of
Health (SDOH) as the main driver of the model of care. Using the
LSC model of care as the framework and LSC clinical and billing
data, the UMSSW RAP will research the effectiveness of this model
with a goal of identifying what works and what does not work, while
fully collaborating with LSC stakeholders to build out innovative
strategies that improve practices in combination with nudge
concepts designed to improve outcomes for patients and the broader
The successful candidate is expected to split their work between
the LSC in Salisbury, Maryland, and the School of Social Work.
Successful candidates should be able to design research studies in
community-based settings, use innovative research methods and
conduct data analyses for populations with complex behavioral
health conditions; conduct surveys, focus groups, and/or
interviews; administer research grants; supervise research staff,
including students; engage a diverse set of stakeholders and
community-based providers; conduct data analyses; generate
statistical reports; write interim and final reports; assist with
grant development and grant applications; and write for
The School of Social Work is deeply committed to a community of
excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from
women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities,
sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to
the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.
The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
- Function as lead researcher for LSC-UMSSW Exploring the Social
Determinants of Health Model of Care for Integrated Primary and
Behavioral Healthcare project .
- Perform research duties including design research studies in
community-based settings, conducting cost effectiveness studies of
community behavioral health interventions, working with claims and
health information exchange data, survey and interview data
collection, maintenance of relevant data systems, data analysis and
interpretation, assist with grant development and grant
applications, and write for peer-reviewed publications.
- Perform administrative duties such as conducting supervising
research staff, monitoring grant budgets, maintain communication
with LSC community stakeholders, and work with the School of Social
Work Communications Team related to relevant projects.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial,
ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity and
- Demonstrates skill in understanding of cultural
Created by SSW Office Diversity, Equity &
Inclusion and SSW Office of Human Resources. The School of
Social work is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty
and staff committed to teaching and working in a pluralistic
environment. We encourage applications from women, minority groups,
veterans and people with disabilities.