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Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, a leader in Family Medicine research, teaching, and service, is seeking an MD/DO and/or PhD trained health researcher with a successful track record of peer-reviewed publication and grant funding.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated success in obtaining external funding, will excel in effective and positive communication, be able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary research teams across the department, medical school, university and the state, as well as independently. They should be familiar with quantitative and qualitative research methods, data collection and analysis, and summarizing and publishing research findings. The ideal candidate will be looking to lead their own project, collaborate across departments, publish extensively, and develop new research initiatives. More experienced candidates will be expected to provide research mentoring to junior faculty and fellows. For those with clinical training, there will be opportunity to see patients or perform other clinical duties.

The successful candidate will support the five objectives for high-quality primary care as defined by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ( They are: payment; access; workforce; health information technology; and accountability.

Principal Duties:

This faculty researcher will have responsibilities that include research, teaching various learners include medical students, residents, fellows and others in clinical and research settings, as well as clinical care responsibilities of 20% - 40% FTE, if applicable.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of a departmental community health initiative designed to bridge the gap between academic medicine, clinical medicine, the health care delivery system, and the community. They will join a group of DFMCH faculty who conduct research in focus areas including, but not limited to, community based participatory research, alcohol and/or substance misuse and use disorders, respiratory infections and infectious disease surveillance, integrative health, health disparities research, obesity prevention, interprofessional primary care teams, health care literacy, artificial intelligence in primary care, value-based care and primary care service. The candidate will meet regularly with research team members to develop and submit grant proposals for external funding, oversee grant activities, supervise and participate in data collection and analysis, and examine project results, develop human subjects protocols, collaborate in the preparation and writing of progress reports and publications, and in the presentation of the research project at local, regional, and national meetings. The faculty will be expected to participate in professional, public, and university service and faculty governance appropriate to the faculty rank and carry leadership responsibilities.

The successful candidate may provide consultative support and expertise for statewide DFMCH faculty and stakeholders regarding community research and evaluation methods. There are excellent opportunities to collaborate with a group of health services researchers within the department, across the Madison and the UW System Campuses, the State Department of Health Services, and Wisconsin communities through the Department's Statewide Clinical Campus. This includes opportunity to work with partners in the UW Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (, the Collaborative Center for Health Equity ( and to partner with the Milwaukee Center for Urban and Population Health ( Extensive resources to support health services research are available through the department and the ICTR Health Innovation Program ( as well as the Wisconsin Partnership Program ( program/main/499).

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 and/or PhD; additional MPH

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Strong candidates for this position will have completed a research fellowship and have research interest and experience in community-engaged or community based participatory research, health services research, public health research, primary care research, or related areas. A proven track record of pursuing and successfully obtaining extramural funds and publication in peer-reviewed journals is of benefit to an applicant, as is experience in leading research teams including, but not limited to health services, community health, public health, primary care research, integrative health, health disparities, or substance misuse and use disorders.

This position is available to researchers in the beginning of their career, mid-career, or senior-level researchers who are ready for a leadership role.

Appointment at rank other than Assistant Professor will require that candidate meets criteria for the tenure rank at UW-Madison. Additionally, UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines apply for appointment at full or associate professor rank.

License or Certificate:

If an MD/DO, must have Wisconsin medical licensure required prior to start date.
Certification by or eligible for certification by the American Board of Family Medicine and/or the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Additional Information:

The Centennial Scholars and Centennial Clinicians Programs are designed to support departments in hiring and developing diverse faculty from groups who experience health disparities in Wisconsin. Faculty diversity enhances the quality of education, clinical care and research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. If the final candidate is qualified for the Centennial Scholars/Clinicians program, the department will submit an application on their behalf.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and 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.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, please apply by July 15, 2021. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled. Applications must be received through our online UW application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

Interested candidates are required to use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following:
-Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
-A cover letter describing 1) your interest in this position, 2) what you would bring to the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, 3) how the Department could contribute to your career, and 4) how you would contribute to the Department's mission to foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace.

References will be requested as part of the recruitment process.


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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).

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