Job no: 239446-FA
Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,
Health Care, Medical, Social Services,
Instructional, Research, Scientific
The Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology welcomes applications
for a new tenure track faculty position focused on complementing
and expanding health disparities research, including social
exposome research and social determinants of health (SDH) research
focused on aging-research relevant topics. The major mission of the
successful applicant will be to develop a health disparities
research program that is self-funding and dedicated to forwarding
understanding of the social exposome, typically through
social-biological phenotyping approaches incorporating
translational science and multi-disciplinary teams. Research
outcomes are expected to complement and positively impact our
existing patient centered care programs and/or precision medicine
approaches. This new position will reside within the Department of
Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the UW School
of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and work closely with the UW
Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR). The successful
candidate will join a vibrant array of internationally-recognized
research colleagues focused on mechanistic-focused action-aligned
research towards the elimination of health disparities.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team in
furthering our research activities centered around understanding
impacts on our aging population and ultimately positively
influencing human health. We perform rigorous quantitative research
and seek a faculty member that has extensive experience in these
kinds of analytical methods. A focus on Alzheimer's Disease and
Related Dementias (ADRD) is a plus.
We value all aspects of diversity and respect the many differences
and similarities in the workplace, including the varied
perspectives, approaches, and competencies of coworkers and
populations that we serve. We feel that these diverse perspectives
strengthen our team and its impact. To this end, we strongly
encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the
values of diversity and inclusion. We further enthusiastically
encourage BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) to apply
for this open position. We embrace intersectionality.
The School of Medicine and Public Health and its new Center for
Health Disparities Research (CHDR) have a deep and profound
commitment to diversity as a valuable means for eliminating health
The UW Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology is nationally
renowned for its extensive expertise and innovative programs in
aging and dementia research. It is expected that the successful
candidate will dedicate the major share of time to research. The
expectation is that the candidate will be able to bring existing
external funding to this position. In addition, the candidate will
work to pursue additional funding in collaboration with Dr. Amy
Kind and other research faculty that are part of the Center for
Health Disparities Research (CHDR). Preparation of successful grant
applications, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications will be
80%: Conduct research, both independently and in collaboration with
other SMPH and UW faculty, within a specialized field of interest
including health disparities research, health services research,
dementia care research, or a related field.
20%: Mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and teach
graduate-level courses in relevant fields as appropriate.
Participate in professional, public, and university service
appropriate to the faculty rank.
The successful applicant will participate in administrative and
committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW
Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential
part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship
with other faculty members.
The successful candidate will teach medical students, residents,
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
PhD required, with emphasis in Social Determinants of Health,
Health Disparities, Health Equity, Population Health, or related
field strongly preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
The ideal candidate will have a successful record of research
productivity. Candidate's background should demonstrate an
established research interest with a focus in health disparities or
related area, as well as interest in issues related to delivery of
health care for older adult populations. Postdoctoral research
training in a relevant field is desirable.
This position is being advertised concurrently with a clinical
position (239445-FA) for candidates holding joint MD/DO and PhD
degrees. Only one candidate will be hired in total. Please apply to
the position appropriate to your qualifications.
A534255-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV
Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
JANUARY 01, 2022
ANNUAL (12 months)
Instructions to Applicants:
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You will be required to upload a letter of interest and your
current CV, along with a 2-page statement to outline your vision
and strategy for developing, supporting, and sustaining a program
The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 27, 2021
however, this position will remain open and applications may be
considered until the position is filled.
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