CCHS - Assistant Professor - Tenure/Tenure Track - 520775
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 520775
Department/Organization 208122 - Community Med & Population Health
Rank Assistant Professor
Position Summary The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS), which also serves as a regional campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, is recruiting an Assistant Professor, tenure-earning track, with a doctorate in biostatistics for a faculty position within the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health
Detailed Position Information The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS), which also serves as a regional campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, is recruiting an Assistant Professor, tenure-earning track, with a doctorate in biostatistics for a faculty position within the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health to include major responsibilities with the Institute for Rural Health Research and the Alabama Life Research Institute. In addition to the faculty member’s responsibilities at CCHS, an expectation will be that they hold an appointment with The University of Alabama’s Institute of Data and Analytics (IDA). The IDA is a multidisciplinary research organization that focuses on the science of data and analytics for evidence and methodological-based research. One aspect of the IDA is to provide researchers at The University of Alabama and external stakeholders with a resource that supports their investigative efforts with ready access to individuals skilled in the application of statistical methods, data analysis, and statistical computing from a consulting and applied research perspective.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching (which will include undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students and Family Medicine residents), conduct independent and collaborative research, engage in management of educational programs, and contribute to the service missions of the University, the College and the School of Medicine.
Minimum Qualifications A doctoral degree in Biostatistics or a closely related field is required. A record of academic accomplishments, scholarly recognition, and external research support.
Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate will have strong experience (and/or training) in teaching biostatistics and application of statistical techniques, particularly in community-based participatory research and rural health research, including conducting independent and collaborative studies as well as mentoring graduate and medical student research. The candidate should have excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English, experience in working with or engaging community-based partners, demonstrated expertise in or potential for an area of rural population health research and familiarity with graduate and medical education.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application With your application, please attach a letter of interest, a CV, and three references with whom you have worked.
About the Division/College/School The College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) was founded in 1972 by William Willard, MD, author of the “Willard Report” and considered the “Father of Family Medicine,” with a mandate to train family physicians for Alabama, particularly its rural areas. The College also provides medical student education as the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus of the four-campus University of Alabama School of Medicine, based at UAB in Birmingham. The College’s mission focuses on improving the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high-quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship.
CCHS is sponsor of the UA Family Medicine Residency and seven fellowships for family physicians. The Residency, a 16-16-16 program now in its 45th year, is the second largest family medicine residency in the country. Of the more than 470 Residency graduates, 85% practice in the five-state area of the Southeast, with half in rural areas, and comprise 1 of 7 family physicians practicing in Alabama. Nearly 900 medical students have completed their clinical training at the College since 1974, entering Family Medicine and primary care careers at more than twice the national average.
The College’s nationally recognized Rural Pipeline Programs and the Institute for Rural Health Research, along with basic sciences, social sciences, and health professional faculty and resources on the UA campus and innumerable specialty and medical research faculty among the School of Medicine faculty, create a uniquely resource-rich environment for a medical educator. The College’s clinical enterprise also conducts 150,000 ambulatory visits and more than 10,000 admissions a year to a broad patient population, including UA faculty and staff and the general population of West Alabama. The University of Alabama, along with CCHS, are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive learning and work environment. A diverse University community is essential to academic excellence. We seek applicants who will contribute to a more inclusive campus community.
For more information about the College, visit http://cchs.ua.edu.
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