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ORPRN Network Director 

Oregon Health Science University 

ORPRN Network Director

  • FTE: 0.5 - 1.0 (There is salary support for 0.5 FTE and candidates seeking a greater FTE would need to provide that salary support through either clinical or grant supported funds.)
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Job Type: Faculty

Organization Description:

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a nationally recognized health and research university, and Oregon’s only academic health center. Based in Portland, OR, OHSU has 16,000 employees, operates the top-ranked adult and children's hospitals in Oregon, and secures competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year.  Learn more at www.ohsu.edu .

The mission of the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN), a nationally recognized practice-based research network, is to improve the health of rural Oregonians by promoting knowledge transfer between communities and clinicians. ORPRN was established in 2002 at Oregon Health & Science University. ORPRN conducts research and quality improvement projects among primary care practices, behavioral health agencies, and communities throughout all regions of Oregon, having worked with 280 sites in the last two years. Projects are implemented through a team of project managers, regionally located practice facilitators, statisticians and support staff.

Several multi-year, large-scale projects are currently under way, including EvidenceNOW (AHRQ), Accountable Health Communities (CMS), Meta-LARC Advance Care Planning (PCORI), and Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Plus (CMS); a complete listing and other information about ORPRN is available at www.ohsu.edu/orprn.

Functions/Duties of Position:

The Director will oversee ORPRN’s broad variety of clinical health care research, quality improvement projects, and practice transformation efforts around the state. The ideal candidate will continue to emphasize a focus on rural Oregon with regional staffing across the state (e.g., La Grande, Eugene, Ashland), build ORPRN’s national reputation, lead a multi-PBRN consortium and partner with OHSU leadership and faculty to achieve strategic initiatives. The Director reports directly to the Chief Clinical Officer in the School of Medicine.

The Director will be responsible for overall leadership, direction, organization and fiscal oversight of ORPRN at OHSU working collaboratively with the ORPRN Steering Committee. Duties of the position include:

Leadership and Relationships

  • Serve as the leader, visionary, and key spokesperson for ORPRN, promoting/supporting rural health care and primary care research.
  • On an ongoing basis, ensure that ORPRN activities meet the mission of the organization to improve the health of rural populations in Oregon through conducting and promoting health research in partnership with the communities and practitioners we serve.
  • Establish sustained relationships with rural Oregon communities, rural clinics and clinicians
  • Work with the ORPRN staff to develop strategies for recruitment and retention of clinicians into the network and into specific studies.
  • Establish ORPRN as a nationally recognized leader in implementation research.
  • Inform and advocate for rural primary care research to OHSU leadership
  • Represent and promote OHSU and ORPRN to the community of primary care and practice-based researchers, foundations and institutes at the national and international level.

Research and Resource Development

  • Ensure all necessary research policies/procedures, compliance and regulatory requirements are in place, operational, and updated as appropriate.
  • Responsible for financial balances, expenditures, and obligations associated with ORPRN operations.
  • Serve as the principal investigator or co-investigator on selected projects conducted in the network.
  • Encourage and lead ORPRN in preparing high-quality research proposals for funding.
  • Develop collaborative relationships between ORPRN, practices and practice staff, and the primary care community, encouraging and negotiating with established researchers to serve as principal investigators for studies conducted in the network.
  • Develop contracts with state agencies, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and coordinated care organizations.
  • Actively participate in and provide leadership to community-focused research initiatives at OHSU, including the Knight Cancer Institute, the Oregon Clinical Translational Research Institute, and others.

Training and Staff Development

  • Participate in the development and training of research investigators in having knowledge of primary care priorities and scope of care.
  • Establish and nurture relationships with the major funding agencies of health research and quality improvement, including the NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, CDC, and national, regional and local foundations.
  • Provide selected training and oversight of personnel associated with ORPRN


  • Doctoral Degree and experience equivalent to an Associate Professor
  • Demonstrated experience managing a research team
  • Successful experience writing and managing grants
  • Strong passion for, and experience in, primary care health delivery to address the health of individuals and communities, especially in rural and underserved areas

Additional Details:

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

How To Apply: Apply Online. Please attach CV and Cover Letter.

Senior Researcher (Tenure Track Open Rank)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Department of Family Medicine

Quick Link: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/124244; Vacancy ID: FAC0002113

Position Summary
The Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a national leader in innovative clinical care and teaching, is seeking to fill a tenure-track or tenured Senior Research Faculty position. Successful candidates will demonstrate the capacity for high-quality research, teaching, and clinical care, and will be expected to publish in top-tier academic/ medical journals.

Expertise in health services research with an exceptional track record of publications and grant awards is a necessary condition for consideration, as is evidence of excellence in teaching. Successful candidate should have teaching experience with a variety of learners from medical students to fellows as well as allied health professionals and an interest in teaching in the medical school. The position has administrative responsibilities to manage a large portfolio of contracts and grants including: monitoring budgets, contract details, staffing projects, and performance reporting for grants and staff.

This position will need to generate scholarly productivity by producing 1-2 research manuscripts annually and developing research proposals in addition to serving as the primary point of support for junior level researchers in developing research manuscripts, mentoring researchers in writing proposals, and seeking and cultivating potential partnerships to grow research efforts within the Department of Family Medicine. Dissemination of presentations and publications at the national, local and state levels is expected.

Salary and faculty rank are commensurate with experience plus excellent UNC faculty benefits.

Educational Requirements
A MD or DO is required. Candidates must be board certified/ board eligible in Family Medicine. Fellowship training and/or an advanced degree (e.g. MPH) is highly desirable but not mandatory.

Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate must have excellent clinical and teaching skills and have a passion for pursuing an academic career in Family Medicine. Exceptional track record of research and demonstrated capacity for high-quality research, publication in top-tier academic/medical journals, and grant awards is required. This position requires excellent writing skills and experience developing publications and reports appropriate for dissemination to a variety of audiences (e.g., academic, project funders), as well as evaluation and research proposals. Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with project funders and clients. Experience with supervising researchers at the pre-doctorate and master’s level is desired. This position is 100% funded through grants and contracts.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


Associate Dean for Research
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois is seeking an individual responsible for promoting and coordinating the programmatic aspects of the School’s sponsored program activities; proposing policy concerning its research activities and resources; coordinating its research resources and services; and acting as liaison between the School and external funding agencies for the purpose of promoting research activities at the School.  

The School of Medicine was established in 1970 to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health-care needs.  Today, nearly 50 years later the mission remains “. . .to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community.”  Each of the four classes comprises 72 students. First-year students spend their year on the Carbondale campus the remaining three years on the Springfield campus. Over 900 SIU medical student graduates are now practicing in Illinois. SIU School of Medicine has repeatedly received national and international recognition for innovation in medical education and offers a welcoming environment for dedicated academicians.  In addition, there are Masters and PhD programs with approximately 70 students in pharmacology and neuroscience, physiology, MBMB (molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry).

Highlights of the position and area include:

  • This individual will implement, oversee, evaluate and track programs involving the scholarship of discovery, the scholarship of education, the scholarship of integration and the scholarship of application.
  • This individual will serve as an advocate for scholarly activity at all levels of the institution, will be responsible for developing and nurturing internal and external collaborative research relationships, as well as be responsible for developing programs for recognition and reward of scholarly and academic achievements of the faculty.
  • This position will encourage collaboration and translational activities between bench, clinical and population scientists and researchers.
  • A competitive salary, excellent benefits package and start-up available.
  • Great work/life balance in a “Top Places to Live” for the Springfield community.
  • Family oriented communities, excellent schools and affordable housing.

Qualifications:  Terminal degree in one of the basic science or clinical disciplines for a medical school or other relevant discipline. Demonstrated leadership in teaching, scholarship, creative professional achievement and development of research programs.  Experience in developing and mentoring basic, clinical, educational, or population based research programs.  Experience as principal investigator on federally funded grant(s).  Record of innovative and effective administration and fiscal leadership.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Established credentials in research are necessary for appointment at the Associate or full Professor level.  Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

For full consideration:  Interested persons should apply to this position and submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and current list of professional references online at http://siumed.edu/jobs.                  

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Southern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.   

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.

We look forward to you joining us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2017. 

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


Non-Tenure Track Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care

The University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure Track Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. 

The Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care aims to produce doctors to practise medicine of the highest standard and in the best interests of their patients and the community, and to inspire them to strive for and achieve academic excellence.  It is the mission of the Department to promote quality primary care through education, patient-centred service and research in family medicine.

Applicants should possess a medical degree registrable with the Medical Council of Hong Kong, and preferably a higher qualification in general practice/family medicine.  Special consideration will be given to holders of the F.H.K.A.M. (Family Medicine) or equivalent specialist qualifications in general practice/family medicine.  They should have proven capacity and potential in research; demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in clinical services and training; and have experience in undergraduate teaching.  They should also be fluent in Cantonese and English, and preferably Putonghua, although teaching, research and professional activities are conducted in English.  The appointee is expected to participate in the planning and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Family Medicine; conduct research; develop and provide clinical services in primary care in the Department and the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital; and contribute to administrative duties in the Department and the Faculty.  Further information about the post can be obtained from Professor Cindy Lam (e-mail: clklam@hku.hk). 

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  A monthly cash allowance will be offered to the successful candidate.  Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.

Applicants should submit a completed application form, together with a full C.V., to the Department at fmpcsp@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will start from November 20, 2017 and continue until December 31, 2017 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result. 

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy 

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.  


University of Iowa - Carver College of Medicine
Chair, Department of Family Medicine


The Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa seeks candidates for the position of Chair, Department of Family Medicine. The Carver College of Medicine is a part of a major research university and is ranked 13th among public medical schools by U.S. News and World Report. The College and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are equal partners in UI Health Care. The hospital is one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the United States, on the Forbes Best Employer list, and is adjacent to the Iowa City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Department of Family Medicine has a distinguished teaching, research and clinical faculty. With over 40 primary faculty members, the Department provides clinical services in 5 locations in Eastern Iowa, houses 2 residency and 3 fellowship programs and has established a robust practice-based research network around the state. 

The Chair of the Department is the leader of all aspects of the Department’s enterprise, serves as the spokesperson for the faculty, and represents the Department in interactions with the College, UI Health Care, and practitioners throughout the state and nationally. Responsibilities include faculty recruitment, appointments, and evaluation; leadership mentoring; educational, clinical and research programs; fiscal planning and management; and short- and long-term strategic planning. 

Candidates must have a track record of accomplishments permitting the appointment as a tenured Professor of Family Medicine. This includes an MD degree or equivalent, an outstanding record of clinical service and scholarship, eligibility for licensure in Iowa, and certification by the American Board of Family Medicine. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated capacity to foster an environment in which excellence in teaching, research and scholarship flourish, as well as experience in and a commitment to developing and leading clinical, education and research programs. Candidates must have a record of innovative and effective administrative and fiscal leadership, national stature in academic Family Medicine, excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience promoting a diverse workforce, experience with philanthropy, and positive interactions with students, staff and faculty. The Carver College of Medicine is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to the advancement of inclusive excellence; candidates who can contribute to those goals are encouraged to apply and to outline their strengths or experiences in meeting those goals. 

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant community located in the rolling hills of southeastern Iowa. The community offers excellent schools, quality entertainment, literary, musical and cultural opportunities and Big 10 sporting events. The search committee will accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Nominations should include a brief statement of the attributes and qualities of the individual that make them a suited for this position and curriculum vitae. 

To apply for this position visit our website at jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty 

Requisition# 71556 

For further information or inquiries, contact: Brenda Van Dee, Search Committee Coordinator 

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine - Office of the Dean, 200 CMAB 

Iowa City, IA 52242-1101 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.