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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 270300-FA
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, a leader in Family Medicine research, teaching, and service, is seeking a Family Medicine physician who is a 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.


This faculty researcher will have responsibilities that include 60-80% FTE in research and 20-40% FTE in clinical care and clinical teaching. Teaching will include various learners, such as medical students, residents, fellows and others, in clinical and research settings.

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 (

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


Terminal Degree
MD or DO


Wisconsin medical licensure required prior to start date.
Certification by or eligible for certification by American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP).
Successful completion of a fully accredited Family Medicine Residency Program.

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.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2023


ANNUAL (12 months)

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.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

For more information about diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism efforts happening within the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, please refer to our website:

The successful candidate will join a world-class institution that encourages, values and supports interdisciplinary basic, clinic and population health research, and attracts scholars and students from around the world. Madison is the state's capitol city with a population of over 254,000, and offers an ideal combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schools.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (UW DFMCH) is a large, tier-one clinical department in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Ranked fifth in the nation among academic family medicine departments, DFMCH and its associated UW Health clinic operation has over 750 employees, including 171 faculty and an additional 261 clinical adjunct faculty located throughout the state. The DFMCH is committed to patient care while also offering outstanding educational and research programs. Over 150 residents and more than 400 medical students train in the department each year. In FY2021, our physicians and residents practicing at 17 clinics throughout the state managed over 338,000 patient visits, an integral part of the department's success. Research funding from the NIH and other state, federal and private sources exceeded $7.8 million in FY2021 and supported several areas of interest including major research projects in pain management, addiction and substance misuse prevention and treatment, and infectious disease surveillance.

The department will not be able to support a request for a J-1 waiver. If you chose to pursue a waiver and apply for our position, neither the UW nor UWMF will reimburse you for your legal or waiver fees.

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.

How to Apply:

To ensure full consideration, please apply by December 15, 2022. 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 mission to foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace.
-References will be requested later as part of the recruitment process.


Sheena Frydrych
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)



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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:

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).

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