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  Director/Associate Professor
High Plains Research Network 
Denver, Colorado
  Tenure Line Faculty (Assistant/Associate/Professor) 
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah 
  Vice Chair for CIPT
University of California, Davis School of Medicine 
Davis, California      
  Assistant/ Associate /Full Professor 
Duke University 
Durham, North Carolina 


Director/Associate Professor
High Plains Research Network 

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 Director will participate in these projects. 


What we’re looking for:


  • 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


What you’ll be doing:


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

Other pertinent information:

  • Rank and Salary: Commensurate with experience.
  • Location: Denver, CO

Sound interesting? Need more info?


Contact or Don Nease, Vice Chair, Research at Donald.nease@ucdenver.edu or Linda Zittleman, HPRN Assistant Director, at linda.zittleman@ucdenver.edu


Posting expires 2/25/18

Tenure-Line Faculty Position (Associate/Assistant/Professor)
The University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Family & Preventative Medicine

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking exceptional candidates for one or more tenure line faculty positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor rank. Specific rank dependent on qualifications. We seek applications from exceptional individuals in the areas of health equity/disparities, tobacco prevention and cessation, cancer prevention and control, health services research, next generation primary care, life course epidemiology, occupational health, environmental health, and global health. Qualified individuals with expertise in community-engaged research, mixed methods, translational science, clinical research, and implementation science research are strongly encouraged to apply.

This faculty position is primarily dedicated to conducting extramurally-funded research but will also provide opportunities for involvement in education, administration/service, and clinical care. Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in a health related field from an accredited institution of higher education. Candidates interested in positions at the Associate or Professor ranks are expected to have a track record of obtaining extramural funding to advance their research program.

Faculty rank and salary level is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants with clinical degrees must be board eligible or certified in their respective specialty. The position offers opportunity to collaborate with teams of highly successful researchers in the department as well as in the University of Utah Health Sciences, including the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Affairs Center of Innovation, the Woman and Child Institute, the Utah Genome Project/Precision Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, the Diabetes­Metabolism Research Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Additional collaborative opportunities are available across the University of Utah in areas such as psychology, sociology, business, social work, engineering, anthropology, economics, etc.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: 
     -     Postdoctoral or fellowship research training 
     -     Strong record of peer-reviewed publications 
     -     Strong record of obtaining extramural research funding 
     -     Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively on concurrent research projects
     -     Excellent interpersonal, written and oral skills

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine was founded in 1970 making it one of the oldest and most established family medicine departments in the country. Currently ranked #7 in NIH funding in the 2016 Blueridge Report, the Department comprises four complimentary Divisions: Public Health, Physician Assistant Studies, Family Medicine, and Occupational and Environmental Health. The Department offers eight different graduate degrees, teaches medical students, and trains residents in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine optimizes quality of life through scholarship that advances health and wellbeing in home, workplaces, and communities. We value intellectual curiosity, respectful working environment, integrity, collaboration, accountability, and excellence.

The University of Utah was founded in 1850, is a member of the PAC-12, is ranked as one of the top US public research universities and is particularly distinguished in medicine, genetics, and engineering. Located in Salt Lake City adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, serving over 31,000 students, including over 2,000 international students and scholars from over 114 different countries.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, along with the completed application. The online application is available at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/65981.

Please contact Cami Palo, at cami.palo@hsc.utah.edu with any questions regarding this posting.

"University of Utah Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of University of Utah Health."

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University's nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.  

Posting expires 3/6/18
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 May 8, 2018
Research Faculty: Assistant/ Associate /Full Professor (4)
Duke University, Department of Family and Community Medicine

The Department of Community and Family Medicine is seeking applicants for Assistant/ Associate /Full Professor positions with a primary emphasis on a broad range of research relevant to primary care, family medicine, occupational safety and health, health services, prevention and population health.

Successful candidates will have a history of relevant externally funded research, research program development, and research productivity.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded, independent research program.

The Department of Community and Family Medicine was created to improve healthcare in the Carolinas and is a bridge between the Duke Health System and the communities it serves. Made up of a diverse range of divisions that span occupational medicine, family medicine, physician assistant, and community health,  the Department encompasses the core disciplines required to tackle the difficult task of improving population health. 

Opportunities for research collaboration include working closely with faculty members in the Department, School of Medicine and other Duke entities including Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke Global Health Institute, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the Duke School of Nursing. Suitable candidates may be considered for an additional appointment in the new Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Candidates should have doctoral level training in epidemiology, population health, health behavior (PhD, ScD, or an MD/DO with research training) or a related field with a strong record of research including a focus on design, analysis and methodological development studies.

Strong organizational and communication skills are required.  Ideal candidates should have a strong record of scholarship with experience as a principal investigator and collaborator on externally funded research.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and current CV to eang.king@duke.edu. 

Posting expires 3/14/2018






Posting expires 2/25/18