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Family and Community Medicine Research Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania   
  Chair, General Practice & Head, Dept. of General Practice 
Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne, Australia 
Melbourne, Australia     
  Faculty Research Physician
Carolinas HealthCare System, is Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina
  WREN Program Co-Director
University of Wisconsin-Madison  
Madison, Wisconsin
  Vice Chair for CIPT
University of California, Davis School of Medicine 
Davis, California     
  Director, High Plains Research Network  
University of Colorado, Dept of Family Medicine
Aurora, Colorado     
  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dissemination and Implementation 
College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU)
Phoenix, Arizona      


Family and Community Medicine Research Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


The Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA seeks applicants for research faculty positions. These positions will focus on increasing primary care research capacities of a vibrant, growing academic department of Family and Community Medicine with clinical and educational opportunities available. 

The Department has research expertise in the following areas: 

·       Cancer Prevention and Early Detection 

·       Health Services Research 

·       Practice Transformation 

·       Chronic Disease  

The Department has senior research faculty available for mentoring, dedicated core research support staff, and a rural community-based research network. There are many opportunities to collaborate across the Hershey Medical Center and Penn State campus. The positions are open to physician scientists and doctoral level trained applicants with a research focus linked to primary care. 

Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, we offer a great place to live, work, play, and learn. Known as the home of the Hershey chocolate bar, Hershey’s community is rich in history and offers a diverse culture. We’re conveniently located a short distance from major cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington DC. Our local neighborhoods boast a reasonable cost of living whether you prefer a more suburban setting or thriving city rich in theater, arts, and culture. We’re proud of our community involvement and encourage you to learn more about our organization by visiting our website at hmc.pennstatehealth.org.

For more information and to apply online, please visit and search Family and Community Medicine positions at: http://careers.pennstatehershey.org/job-opportunities/physicians

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Mack Ruffin, MD, Department Chair for Family and Community Medicine at mruffin@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or by phone at 717-531-8187. 

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. 

Posting expires 5/12/2018
Head, General Practice & Chair, Department of General Practice
Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne, Australia 

The Chair of General Practice is expected to make innovative and distinctive contributions to the academic discipline of General Practice within the Melbourne Medical School. This will include the initiation and developments of strategic links between the Department of General Practice and other departments of the School (in particular the Department of Medical Education through the Doctor of Medicine program), the Faculty (in areas such as the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health) and the University in existing and emergent areas of teaching and research. The Chair of General Practice will also be expected to promote excellence in General Practice care building strong links with the General Practice community and wider health care partners. The Chair of General Practice will be located at the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice. 

The title of Chair of General Practice is awarded for the duration of the incumbent’s role as Head of Department. If the incumbent is no longer Head of Department, they will be appointed to a continuing professorial position in the Department. 

This position description should be read in conjunction with the University of Melbourne Leadership Roles of Melbourne Professors attached in the University’s page (weblink below). 

Employment Type: Full-time, continuing position 

Salary: An attractive salary package will be negotiated including clinical loading. Employer superannuation contribution of 17% applies.  

Enquiries only to: Professor Jane Gunn Tel: +61 3834 44530 Email: j.gunn@unimelb.edu.au

Close date: 31 May 2018 

For position information and to apply online go to 

Posting expires 5/12/2018 
Faculty Research Physician
Carolinas HealthCare System, is Atrium Health, Department of Family Medicine 

The Department of Family Medicine at Carolinas HealthCare System, is Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC seeks a Family Physician to serve as a Faculty Physician with a focus in clinical research. 

Key roles: 
  • 45% Clinical
  • 30% Research
  • 25% Teaching/Admin
Ideal candidates should demonstrate innovation and scholarship with experience and interest in medical/scientific writing and management of clinical trial investigations, a record of grant funded clinical research, lead authorship on peer reviewed journal publications, and demonstrated ability to balance equally. 

At Carolinas HealthCare System, you will work as a key member of a supportive team that is responsive to your opinions and respects your expertise.  With more than 1,000 primary care physicians across North and South Carolina we are One team dedicated to transforming the delivery of healthcare while providing a superior patient experience. 

Please contact our Physician Recruiter for confidential consideration: 
Michele Rocco 
Posting expires 5/21/2018
WREN Program Co-Director
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


Degree and area of specialization: MS in biological or health sciences or the equivalent experience and/or knowledge required, PhD preferred. Requires experience in research, project and grant development and implementation, relationship development including patient and other stakeholder engagement, and management of a primary care practice based research network.


  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a state of Wisconsin driver's license in order to be covered by state liability insurance for travel.
  • Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
  • A minimum 3 years of experience in managing projects required.
  • A minimum of 3 or more years of leadership in a primary care, practice based research network (PBRN) preferred.
  • A history of co-authoring, development, and submission of grants required. 
  • Ability to work in collaboration with multiple partners (e.g. patients, health professionals, health care systems) on complex 

Principal duties:

Research Project Development & Implementation (55%)

  • Strategic planning, including furthering the existing WREN research agenda, identifying other opportunities for university, state, regional, private and national funding and opportunities for collaboration on research and quality improvement projects to inform primary health care.
  • Consult on, write and edit grant proposals and manuscripts.
  • Develop Co-Director's research agenda: submit grants, acquire funding, and publish results
  • Collaborate with external PIs on joint projects.
  • Assist the WREN Medical Director with recruitment of health care systems, primary care clinics, physicians, and staff for research and QI project participation.


  • Actively seek out investigators and collaborators on and off-campus to carry forward the WREN research agenda.
  • Promote the interests of WREN members, DFMCH clinicians and investigators, WREN meta-network collaborators and other WREN affiliates to the broader research community. 
  • In collaboration with the WREN Medical Director, manage relationships and communications with the WREN steering committee, the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH), and with external constituents and granting agencies; represent the DFMCH on campus and medical school committees related to the work of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research as well as at regional and national meetings.


  • Collaborate with the DFMCH Research Program Manager to hire WREN staff to ensure objectives, goals, and outcomes are attained for WREN external and internal projects. Facilitate communication with regional WREN staff to coordinate statewide activities and projects. Provide coaching and assist in the evaluation of WREN staff. Work with the DFMCH Research Program Manager to ensure project time lines and WREN priorities are being met. Provide oversight of WREN staff development of presentations at regional and national meetings.
  • Work closely with the DFMCH Research Program Manager to develop the WREN yearly operating budget, which currently consists of multiple funded projects totaling approximately $725,000 annually.

Additional Information
The ideal candidate will also have experience:

  • Facilitating IRB approvals.
  • Developing and presenting research findings at meetings and conferences.
  • Authoring and co-authoring publications in peer reviewed journals.

Some travel within the state of Wisconsin will be required. Mileage traveled will be reimbursed through project resources at the current state level. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

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.


  • A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
  • A period of evaluation will be required

Employee Class:

Academic Staff
Department(s): SMPH/FAMILY MED
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months) 
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 50% - 100%
Anticipated begin date: APRIL 17, 2018
Number of Positions: 1

Application must be received by: APRIL 12, 2018

Please upload a current resume and cover letter referencing your qualifications for this position. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Taylor Spitzig                            Phone: 608-265-0641
1100 Delaplaine Ct                   Fax: N/A
1808 Delaplaine Ct 1100          Email: taylor.spitzig@fammed.wisc.edu
Madison, WI 53715-1840   

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )
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:  http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

UW-Madison is required by law to request data from applicants for employment in order to monitor its recruitment and selection practices. In order for us to meet this federal reporting requirement, please go to http://www.oed.wisc.edu/reports-and-forms.htm to fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form and the Applicant Self-Identification Form for Protected Veterans. Please reference the Position Vacancy Number when uploading your completed forms. Completing these forms is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential and is not considered as part of the hiring criteria.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Posting expires 4/20/18

Vice Chair of CIPT
University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine 

The Vice Chair for CIPT:

  • Is the leading clinical thinker for the DFCM, guiding its efforts in promoting the Quadruple Aim: improving the health of our population; reducing per capita cost of health care; and improving both the patient and provider experiences of care
  • Has a passion for improving the health of communities, not only through medical care but broader interventions relating to social determinants of health
  • Is the leading DFCM spokesperson on clinical issues focused on health care transformation, provider partnerships, affordability and the importance of community engagement and benefit

The Vice Chair for CIPT is responsible for encouraging, initiating, overseeing implementation of, and tracking the impact of proven or promising innovative care delivery models and approaches, to forward the Department’s outpatient, inpatient, and transitional care missions. This individual is responsible for a portfolio of initiatives around cutting edge topics, and networks intensively with experts in the field to identify emerging ideas and challenges. Successful candidates will be skilled at leading through influence, be highly collaborative and understand the regulatory environment. This individual must be equally comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization. 

In addition to overseeing the clinical innovation staff, the Vice Chair works closely with local and regional advocacy and market competitiveness teams to establish and enhance collaborations with community clinical partners. The Vice Chair for CIPT reports to the Chair of the DFCM.

Candidates must possess the degree of MD, be Board certified in Family Medicine and be eligible for licensure in the State of California.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Extensive experience in the development and processes for implementing state-of-the-art, innovative clinical services. Expertise in the health care quality movement and/or alternative (e.g., value-based) payment efforts. Proven record (as evidenced by personal statements or Curriculum Vitae)of having spearheaded and substantively contributed to initiatives that led to positive transformation of clinical practice(s) according to metrics aligned with the Quadruple Aim - improved care quality, lower cost, better patient and provider experience - ideally in the academic medical center setting, and encompassing inpatient, outpatient, and transitions of care
  • Adept with emerging technologies such as virtual visits and asynchronous patient-provider communications
  • Deep understanding of health plans and payers including Medi-Cal and Medicare Demonstrated commitment to and experience in clinical education and clinically-oriented scholarly work
  • Dynamic leadership skills for further growth in clinical, clinical education, and clinically-oriented research and scholarly activities. Strong team player, with demonstrated success in working in cross-functional teams, collaborating with clinical and non-clinical staff. Proven skills in effectively partnering with senior executives of major (ideally academic) health care organizations. Experience mentoring junior personnel. Demonstrated commitment to collegiality, collaboration, diversity, and service.
  • Clinical experience, preferably in an academic group family medicine practice
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including social media; published in peer-reviewed and mainstream publications and experience with grant-writing and management highly desired
  • Ability to see and apply big picture aspects of health care policy to daily program design including webinars, in-person meetings, publications and research initiatives
  • The qualified candidate is required to have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, with demonstrated experience mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, and other under-represented groups

This position will be open until filled through June 30, 2018.

Qualified applicants should upload an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, statement of Clinical Improvement, statement of Practice Management and statement of Teaching, and provide three to five references with full contact information online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01996

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Posting expires July 8, 2018
High Plains Research Network, University of Colorado, Department of Family Medicine  

The High Plains Research Network is recruiting a full-time Director who is committed to rural health, understands and is passionate about the unique assets in rural communities and practices, and is curious about how to make life better.


The High Plains Research Network (HPRN), founded in 1997, is a nationally recognized geographically based practice- and community-based research network in rural eastern Colorado. The HPRN Mission Statement, “To provide excellent rural health care by translating the best scientific evidence into every-day clinical practice,” has engaged the network in a wide range of research funded by local, state, and federal agencies, including: colon cancer prevention, asthma management, cardiovascular disease, cancer survivorship, underinsurance, mental health, practice transformation, and opioid use disorder. Linking primary care, behavioral health, public health, and community organizations into local communities of solution is the driving force for the HPRN.


HPRN is based in the School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU) and is part of the SNOCAP (State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners) Practice-based Research Network collaborative at CU. CU Anschutz is a national leader in life sciences research. It is one of the world's newest education, research and patient care facilities and the largest academic health center from Chicago to the West Coast, north of Texas.  The CU DFM is the second largest department of family medicine in the country and is recognized as one of the top academic family medicine departments in the nation.


In addition to the Director, the HPRN staff includes a co-Director who oversees day to day functioning of the network and projects, provides direct supervision to HPRN staff, and works closely in support of the Director. HPRN employs four staff who live and work in the HPRN region, working directly with practices and community partners to implement projects and participating in the spectrum of research activities. Infrastructure support is offered through the DFM’s grants and contracts, biostatistics, and administrative support teams.  


The HPRN is guided by an active Community Advisory Council of local farmers, ranchers, business owners, retirees, students, and other community members. This group participates in all aspects of the research from topic selection to methods and interpretation of results to dissemination through presentations and co-authorship of manuscripts.


There is a robust history of the Director working with the community and practices to initiate and complete research in a variety of clinical topics.  Current HPRN studies include work on Home Blood Pressure Management (Just Check It), Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment (IT MATTTRs Colorado, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Home Blood Pressure Management (Just Check It, funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment), COPD (CAPTURE, funded by NIH), and practice transformation through the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) and EvidenceNow Southwest (AHRQ funded). The new Director will participate in these projects. 


  • MD/DO, Board Certified in Family Medicine and experience equivalent to an Associate Professor
  • Passion for rural communities and health
    • Successful experience writing and managing grants
    • Successful experience managing a research team
    • Experience engaging community members and practices in health research
  • 20% clinical care expected

Rank and Salary: Commensurate with experience.


Location:  Denver, Colorado



The Director will oversee all aspects of the research, communication, fiscal, and administration of the network. The HPRN requires travel to visit practices and communities in eastern Colorado. There is potential to practice part-time in the HPRN. The Director reports to the Vice Chair of Research in the DFM.


Leadership and Vision

  • Serve as the leader, visionary, and key spokesperson for HPRN
  • Ensure projects and programs align with and do not overreach the HPRN mission
  • Build and maintain relationships with clinicians, practice staff, other health care facilities, and community members in the HPRN region
  • Provide leadership and direction to the HPRN Community Advisory Council, including project identification and development and advocacy for the C.A.C. and community engaged research
  • Understand rural primary care health and services delivery issues and successes in Colorado;
  • Establish and maintain communication and promote collaboration within CU and other organizations.
  • Promote the work of the HPRN within the Department, CU, and local, national, and international foundations and organizations 

Research and Program Development 

  • Actively learn health concerns of community members, clinicians, and practice teams in the HPRN region
  • Regularly seek funding opportunities, develop research questions, and prepare proposals for studies and programs that reflect health priorities identified by the HRPN C.A.C. and practice teams and that address health topics relevant to rural eastern Colorado.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with teams across departments, local organizations, and academic institutions across the country to conduct research and disseminate findings and tested interventions.
  • Ensure HPRN projects meet regulatory, fiscal, and funder requirements.
  • Create innovative, testable interventions with the research team and community members that support rural health and provide sustainable solutions to rural communities and practices 

Training and Mentorship

  • Provide professional development and research mentorship to junior faculty and research staff in the Department of Family Medicine
  • Support the HPRN co-Director
  • Provide oversight of the HPRN staff and identify professional development opportunities

For more information, please contact Don Nease at Donald.nease@ucdenver.edu or Linda Zittelman at linda.zittleman@ucdenver.edu.


To apply, please visit: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=12427&lang=en

Posting expires 4/22/18

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dissemination and Implementation
College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU)

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) is recruiting for a scholar to focus on Dissemination and Implementation research in health and behavioral care. There will be ample support for the successful candidate to be mentored in the preparation of a K award in an area of Dissemination and Implementation (D&I).

This opportunity will be under the primary supervision of the Dean of the College of Health Solutions, Deborah Helitzer, Sc.D. Additional supervision and mentorship will be available from Rodger Kessler, Ph.D., ABPP, Scott Leischow, Ph.D. and Matt Buman, Ph.D., senior faculty in Dissemination and Implementation in the College.

ASU and the College of Health Solutions are excellently positioned for scholars searching to develop skills and opportunities in D&I. We are implementing a training program in D&I to include national experts to generate a cadre of D&I scholars. We have strong faculty in both quantitative and mixed methods research. We maintain excellent organizational and research relationships with multiple health care systems and community partners’ eager to work with us in these areas.

Appointments are one-year terms, with a possibility of renewal for subsequent one-year terms.  It is expected that this position will be two one-year terms, but there is the potential to extend this position up to three one-year terms dependent upon the continued availability of funding, the needs of the program, and continued satisfactory performance.  It is expected this position will start the summer of 2018, with the start date flexible.  Salary and benefits are competitive.   Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This position is intended for individuals interested in pursuing a research career in Dissemination and Implementation. Primary responsibilities will be research design, data analysis, manuscript preparation including both first-authored and collaborative papers, and possibly teaching courses in the College. We will pursue research based on rigorous methodological approaches that are rapid, relevant, and generate balance between internal and external validity. We use multi-level measurement systems that span patient-reported, bio-behavioral, and systems level outcomes with a focus on translational and team science to assure that findings lead to scalable, affordable, and accessible solutions in real-world settings. Candidates should have a strong interest and competency in the integration of behavioral and medical care and some combination of bioinformatics, mixed methods research, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), population health, and health care economics and policy.

The fellow will have access to data sets for publications, receive mentorship in grant writing and publication, participate in providing academic mentorship of graduate students and research staff, and be afforded career development opportunities through the University. The applicant will be encouraged to develop an application for a K award, as part of their effort.

For additional information regarding ASU and the College of Health Solutions, go to: http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate by July 1, 2018 in an appropriate behavioral, biomedical or social science
  • Record of related research experience appropriate to postdoctoral rank
  • Excellent communication and writing skills via peer reviewed publications
  • Evidence of being self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, team-oriented, creative, with excellent interpersonal skills and able to synthesize literature

Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Implementation Science

Application Deadline and Procedures

Applications will begin to be reviewed on July 1, 2018 and will continue to be reviewed weekly until the position is filled. Only electronic applications will be reviewed.


To apply, click http://apply.interfolio.com/49881 to submit the following: 

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position and rank for which you are applying, your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position 
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • Two letters of recommendation with one from a current supervisor

If you have questions about the fellowship or recruitment process, please contact Kelli Kreger at Kelli.Kreger@asu.edu.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and www.asu.edu/titleIX/ ) 

Posting expires 5/5/18





Posting expires 2/25/18

The Department of Family Medicine at Carolinas HealthCare System, is Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC seeks a Family Physician to serve as a Faculty Physician with a focus in clinical research. 

Key roles: 
  • 45% Clinical
  • 30% Research
  • 25% Teaching/Admin
Ideal candidates should demonstrate innovation and scholarship with experience and interest in medical/scientific writing and management of clinical trial investigations, a record of grant funded clinical research, lead authorship on peer reviewed journal publications, and demonstrated ability to balance equally. 

At Carolinas HealthCare System, you will work as a key member of a supportive team that is responsive to your opinions and respects your expertise.  With more than 1,000 primary care physicians across North and South Carolina we are One team dedicated to transforming the delivery of healthcare while providing a superior patient experience. 

Please contact our Physician Recruiter for confidential consideration: 
Michele Rocco 
Posting expires 5/21/2018