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Apply now Job no: 239445-FA
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology welcomes applications for a new tenure track faculty position for an applicant with a dual interest in both research and patient-centered care, dedicated to bringing passion about health disparities to the aging adult population. 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 and/or precision medicine approaches. This new position would 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 with a strong joint interest in health disparities and aging research to join our team and further expand our health disparities research program.

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 disparities.

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 a percentage of time to providing patient care for our older adult population, with the majority of their time dedicated to research. It is preferred that candidates 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 expected.

Principal Duties:

75%: 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.

15%: 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.

10%: Provide patient care for our older adult population, with latitude to launch a new clinic that would deliver patient care within rural or urban Dane County UW Health Clinics. Provide clinical patient care and clinical teaching of residents, medical students and fellows.

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, and fellows.

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:

MD/DO or equivalent required. 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 and clinical service. Candidate's background should demonstrate an established research interest with a focus in health disparities or related area, as well as interest in providing care for older adult populations. Fellowship training in a relevant field is desirable.

License or Certificate:

Must be eligible for a Wisconsin medical license and board eligible or board certified in Internal Medicine. BE/BC in Geriatrics preferred.

Additional Information:

This position is being advertised concurrently with a non-clinical position (239446-FA) for candidates holding a PhD. Only one candidate will be hired in total. Please apply to the position appropriate to your qualifications.

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 every four years.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click "Apply Now" to begin the process. 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 of research.

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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