|Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in public policy and/or administration, public health, health policy, healthcare management, health services research, the social and behavioral sciences, or a related field or a terminal degree such as a J.D.
|Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national and international significance for candidates at the Assistant level. Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service and requires review by the Social Sciences Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The faculty member appointed to this position will be expected to lead research programs on the connections between public policy and reproductive health. The focus of scholarly work should be on the design, implementation, or management of programs, policies, and oversight of institutions and systems that have an impact on reproductive health and health equity in the United States.
The successful candidate for this position will be expected to develop and maintain an energetic, cutting-edge, highly visible research program; advise graduate and post-graduate research; develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program; and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the management and implementation of reproductive health and social policy, or develop new courses in their area of expertise, as appropriate. Reproductive health includes, but is not limited to public policies surrounding fertility, birth control, in-utero health, post-partum health and early childhood development, as they affect health disparities, whether due to geography, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, or program delivery and health equity.
The Reproductive Equity Cluster:
This position is part of the Reproductive Equity Cluster, which was developed in order to build cross-disciplinary research expertise necessary to examine the drivers and consequences of inequities in reproductive health and to identify potential solutions. Areas of cluster research could include health care policy, social policy, structural, and individual factors related to family planning, fertility/infertility, maternal and infant mortality, and other aspects of maternal and child health as they relate to policy and practice. It is expected that the successful candidate will focus on health disparities and health equity and the ways in which policy and practice effect same.
A major purpose of the cluster is to build on existing strengths on campus. Ultimately, it is a goal that an expansion of this work at UW-Madison will translate into greater health equity and improved health and well-being of residents of Wisconsin and beyond. The interdisciplinary, comprehensive focus of the cluster will be used to expand research activity in this area and add greater diversity to the voices engaged in these discussions, particularly with respect to health disparities and inequities, and program and policy effects on disparities.
Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster and with colleagues in schools, centers, and training programs across campus such as the School of Medicine and Public Health, Population Health Sciences, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, the School of Social Work, the School of Human Ecology, the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Demography and Ecology.
Overall, three candidates will be recruited in this Cluster: 1) Professor, Public Policy and Reproductive Health [PVL # 94865] (this particular search), 2) Professor, Health Services Research and Reproductive Health [PVL# 94599] , and 3) Professor, Social Causes & Consequences of Reproductive Health [PVL # 94972]. These positions are part of the UW's Cluster Hiring Initiative (https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/), designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research.
Faculty hired under this initiative will most likely have a primary faculty appointment in the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, with potential joint or secondary appointments in relevant departments and schools such as Law, Human Ecology, or Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health.
UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
Candidates for the tenured professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW College of Letters and Sciences guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track.
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.