University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 239736-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Research, Scientific, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) has the opportunity to be an incubator for socially accountable health care - a model that orients our clinical service, education, research and community engagement to the priority health needs of the people and communities we serve in the context of their lives.

The DFMCH Office of Community Health (OCH) aims to braid together the wisdom within our communities, our university, and our health systems to develop a sustainable infrastructure that will support the work of socially accountable healthcare initiatives focusing on advancing health equity. We partner with community organizations to develop evidence-based initiatives that promote community health and health equity, and that are likely to result in measurable improvements in population health outcomes. Through these partnerships, we are able to recruit and support faculty and staff to expand community-responsive health efforts; engage with patients and learners to initiative innovative models of care that promote family and community health; and, collect data to understand the impact of our initiatives.

The Community Health Researcher will provide research and/or technical expertise to applied research under the direction of the DFMCH Office of Community Health Director and in partnership with Action Researcher and Evaluator in the MATCH Group of the Population Health Institute. This individual may also solve problems in research development and applications to advance research and community change efforts in support of population health improvement and health equity. The Community Health Researcher will work in partnership with the Office of Community Health team along with DFMCH clinical faculty, University and Community partners to research and evaluate our efforts through a health equity lens.

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:

Master's degree required in social or behavioral sciences, evaluation research, epidemiology, public health, health services research or related field. Strong preference for candidates specializing in resilience factors and processes related to health disparities and minority health populations, public health disparities, public policy and program evaluation research.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum 2 years of research experience in public health, community-based healthcare organizations, clinical and/or social research environment, and/or community-based healthcare programs.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
- Professional experience in program evaluation, experience with applied research, demonstrated track record of facilitating community-based and academic partnerships.
- Knowledge of program evaluation methods and experience in program evaluation or conducting evaluation research, specifically in action research, and community-driven research projects.
- Knowledge of and experience with both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods; Demonstrated statistical, analytical and professional writing skills.
- Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
- Evidence of exemplary communication skills in verbal and written formats; translating research into practice for community audiences including strong data visualization skills.
- Demonstrated ability to think creatively, identify root causes, systems of influence and synthesize inter-disciplinary approaches to conceptualizing and addressing health equity work.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with University, Community, and Clinical partners

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

License or Certificate:

Minimal travel is required. Must provide own transportation or a valid driver's license and eligibility for Car Fleet usage is necessary.

Additional Information:

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link above.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. the selected candidate will be required to pass an initial caregiver check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every two years.

Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be updated to require that positions earning less than $35,568 annually be considered non-exempt under FLSA provisions for overtime (see ). Based on these rules, if the person selected for this recruitment will earn less than the new salary threshold at January 1, 2020 ($35,568 annually), he/she will be an academic staff non-exempt employee, will be paid hourly, and will receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position. Please be aware that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. This position is an ongoing position that will require continuous work eligibility. If you are selected for this position you would have to provide proof of work authorization and eligibility to work.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religion, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


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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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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. 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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 15 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 12 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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