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- Vice Chair of Research - University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
- Tenure Track Research Faculty - University of Michigan Medical School Department of Family Medicine
- Assistant Professor in Latino/a Life – UCLA Department of Family Medicine
- Family Medicine Research Faculty - RUSH University Medical Center
- Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Associate/Full Professor (HSCP or ClinX) - University of California Davis
Vice Chair of Research
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
The Department of Family Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) at The University of Southern California (USC) seeks a fulltime research faculty member to serve as the next vice chair for research. Providing leadership to the research division of the Department, the vice chair for research will join a top-tier medical school committed to educational innovation, research growth and development and community-focused healthcare at a time of excitement and forward momentum. The Department vision, “we are leaders in health and social justice for all,” is reflected in its research, education, clinical care, community, and advocacy work across USC and into the community.
The vice chair for research will play a critical leadership role within the Department of Family Medicine, serving on the leadership team. Priorities for this role will include developing a research division that focuses on growth and development of research faculty, developing an infrastructure to support and engage learners and faculty in research and scholarship across the department, and collaborating thoughtfully and effectively with KSOM and USC’s research infrastructure to optimize opportunities for impact. The vice chair will build upon a legacy of strength in geriatrics and elder abuse research with opportunities for growth presented by Department’s strategic directions. These include care for unhoused communities through street medicine, the expanded, innovative primary care delivery role in complex care, and training of primary care clinicians prepared to take on the opportunities and challenges of the future. The position also promotes a culture of inclusivity where all faculty, staff, and learners are valued, and all voices are heard and ensures and models a culture of professionalism in accordance with KSOM at USC policies.
Key Position Responsibilities:
Build team/infrastructure to support research within department and connect to resources across USC.
- In collaboration with department leadership, clarify and evolve priorities and goals for research and scholarship given department context, size, particular commitments, and challenges.
- Maximize research funding and productivity that aligns with department goals, along with broad awareness of research opportunities and funding, including for pilots and small grants for new researchers.
- Assist the Chair in fostering an environment that values and supports research programs.
- Assist the Chair in developing/recruiting/retaining high potential research faculty.
- Ensure optimal operating effectiveness and strategic positioning of research programs.
- Review and approve budgets and IRB submissions for research proposals from Departmental PIs.
- Meet regularly with chair, department administrator and research administrator to provide updates on research portfolios within the Department and opportunities to collaborate across Keck School of Medicine, discuss research strategic priorities, address barriers and make recommendations to keep the research operation sustainable and thriving.
- Cultivate a culture of inquiry for faculty and learners to ask and answer practice-based questions and publish; work with leaders in care, education, and faculty affairs to promote a feasible and gratifying exercise of scholarship and publication among learners and all faculty, whether primarily identified with research, care, or education.
- Be a model—an active researcher on own projects—living the life, walking the talk, producing the results, interacting with other researchers inside and outside the institution.
- Participate as a member of the Department leadership team, led by the Department chair to provide input into department decisions, contribute research expertise as well as representing research faculty and staff perspective.
- Serve as a liaison to the major research entities in the Medical School such as CTSI and research committees. Serve as the Department’s representative, promoting collaborative research and scholarship within the larger institution.
- Provide high-level direction and mentoring for researchers as a group or as individuals, including establishing pathways for novice researchers to become research-focused faculty. Find or develop other mentors inside or outside the department.
- Promote the recognition of faculty within their areas, e.g., nominating people for awards, making their work visible.
- Oversee department dashboard research metrics; metrics for desired goal-related outcomes as well as an expanded set of metrics needed to monitor and improve the research operation, working with leaders in care and education for scholarship metrics in those areas.
- Leadership of the Department including the Chair, Vice Chairs of Education, Clinical Affairs and DEI. Many challenges, initiatives and implementations have facets in care, education, and other areas. Working together collaboratively benefits the entire mission of the Department.
- Research team direct reports include researcher administrator, research faculty and staff. Department administrator and the business manager who collaborate to secure the success of research in the Department.
- The Directors of key programmatic areas in the Department including Keck Family Medicine, Student Health, Street Medicine, Primary Care Initiative, and the Physician Assistant Program.
- Institutional leaders in the Medical School, Academic Health Center, CTSI, Cancer Center and others as needed to gain alignment, support, or contribute to the development of research and scholarship within the larger institution.
- Research leaders and research communities in the local area, state, region, and nation, including: Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), AAFP National Research Network, as well as national research organizations such as the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) in which the Department can be active contributors and partners. These relationships provide context for the value of research across local, state and national groups and their learners.
- The vice chair participates or maintains relationships with central decision‐making or implementation groups and committees important to the Department in which opportunities for research and scholarship may emerge, including:
- Research faculty meetings, including those to which all faculty are invited to hear about research from within and outside the Department
- When relevant for contextual understanding of scholarship in the clinic environment, clinical committees or other groups who create clinical goals and processes that create opportunities for research, evaluation, and other scholarship among faculty and learners
- Issue or project‐focused internal initiatives that promote research and scholarship across the Department
Desired Qualifications, Competencies and Skills:
- PhD, MD or MD/PhD with research training in a relevant scientific area such as medicine, public health, social sciences or other related area
- Must be eligible to be appointed at Associate or full Professor level
- Demonstrated ability to complete, submit and achieve research funding from numerous sources
- Meaningful publication record and other evidence of impact
- Sound understanding and experience in primary care and primary care research including methodologies that are applicable to primary care and community health
- Evidence of strong quantitative and/or qualitative methodological skills and research productivity
- Demonstrated experience with mentoring and development
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
- Educational skills related to teaching research to learners from different educational and clinical backgrounds
- Ability to work with and lead interdisciplinary teams
- Outstanding skills in organizing and executing tasks in a collaborative manner
- Experience working in complex adaptive systems and building effective relationships with peers within the department and across the medical school
- Ability to convene researchers and other stakeholders in productive conversation about direction, cooperation, and implementing complex plans that require many people in many ways
- Attention to and action on Departmental priorities regarding diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism
- A practical ability to implement via research the vision of our Department that “we are leaders in health and social justice for all”
Salary and Application Information:
The annual base salary range for this position is $165,000–$300,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply by February 29, 2024. For additional information about this position, please contact Lauren Martinez, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, recruitment committee chair: Lauren.Martinez@med.usc.edu.
Please forward CV and cover letter to Kassuba@med.usc.edu.
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posting expires April 15, 2024
Tenure Track Research Faculty
University of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
The University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine seeks to recruit a research faculty member. Candidates should have an M.D., D.O., or equivalent, and the training and experience to be successful in a research-intensive environment. High priority will be given to candidates who display a sustained record of research and who have interests aligning with those of our current faculty roster.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a career development and mentoring plan that has a high likelihood of leading to an independent, externally funded research career. Patient care (outpatient, inpatient or both) is a part of the position, as is the teaching of medical students, house officers, and research fellows.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan Medical seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Family Medicine, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. www.umich.edu
posting expires April 10, 2024
Assistant Professor in Latino/a Life
University of California–Los Angeles, Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
The Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine in collaboration with the International Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant rank. We are seeking a faculty researcher to join our dynamic, nationally recognized research program focused on advancing and applying interdisciplinary knowledge in patient-centered care, family medicine, primary care and population health, community-partnered and/or participatory research, preventive and/or addiction medicine and public health. We specifically seek scholars with expertise or experience in serving Latinx communities in the United States or transborder immigrant communities.
We are looking to recruit exceptional scholars whose teaching, scholarship and mentoring has a demonstrated focus on Latinx experiences in the United States and at international scales. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to and track record of addressing questions related to Latinx health across the life course and/or ethnic/racial equity in health and healthcare and engage with questions related to migrants or refugees from Latin American countries. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a track record of collaboration abroad or documented experiences with fieldwork.
UCLA aims to achieve federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. In preparation for this designation, the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have sponsored this search in order to recruit exceptional scholars whose teaching, scholarship and/or mentoring has strong ties to Latinx experiences in the United States. This search is conducted in partnership with the Chicano Studies Research Center, the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the International Institute. Faculty hired through this search are expected to maintain an active affiliation to the Chicano Studies Research Center and the International Institute and encourage the success of Latinx and first-generation scholars.
Successful clinician investigator applicants will conduct research, care for patients, and teach at all levels. Successful non-clinician candidates will be involved in teaching medical students, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and other research trainees. All candidates will be expected to mentor students and clinical trainees.
Successful applicants are expected to develop a nationally recognized program and collaborate across disciplines to develop research initiatives promoting research and leadership for the Latino/a communities. Applicants must have the potential to serve as PI on multidisciplinary research teams. Preferred qualifications include a potential or track record of peer-reviewed publications, potential or track record of extramural grant funding (e.g. NIH) and a research focus on primary care, community-partnered and/or participatory research, preventive and/or addiction medicine, and/or implementation science with a focus on Latino/a populations at an international scale.
The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at the Assistant rank and as a teaching faculty at the International Institute. The Department of Family Medicine has ongoing collaborations with the Schools of Public Health and Public Policy, the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Charles Drew University, the Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health and Health Services, and multiple partnerships with community organizations.
Required qualifications are a medical degree and/or PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant social science. Candidates who have an MD (or equivalent) need to have board certification to see patients in the U.S. Research training via fellowship, Master’s, or PhD program is highly desirable for candidates with an MD (or equivalent).
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The University of California, Los Angeles is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In the Department of Family Medicine, we place a priority on promoting diversity, inclusion and health equity in all facets of our mission and desire candidates who have demonstrated a clear commitment to those areas in her/his professional activities. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09099. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.
The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table(s) 5. The salary range for this position is $129,800-$203,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.
Apply online here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09099
posting expires March 3, 2024
Family Medicine Research - Faculty
RUSH University Medical Center
The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at RUSH University Medical Center is recruiting experienced Research Faculty to advance its research mission. Two open-rank full-time positions are available. We are seeking individuals who will conduct rigorous, grant-funded health services research and contribute to departmental initiatives. Ideal candidates would be family physicians or PhD researchers with training in health services research, behavioral sciences, translational basic science, public health, social sciences, or other related fields. We particularly seek candidates with experience or interest in initiatives such as establishing a primary care focused practice-based research network or who possess expertise in bioinformatics. Leadership opportunities for established investigators exist within the department and across the larger medical center.
The department provides a strong infrastructure that enables researchers to successfully compete for external funding and pursue scholarly activities, including robust pre- and post-award administrative support, a Data Management and Analytics Core with several PhD-level biostatisticians, analysts, and data managers, and a well-trained pool of clinical research staff. Faculty have opportunities for protected research time and access to discretionary research funds. New faculty will join an active group of NIH-funded researchers and family medicine clinicians who conduct translational and health services research to improve primary care and enhance health equity. The department includes researchers of all career levels who have secured over $6 million in external research funding in each of the previous 3 years. RUSH University partners with the University of Chicago and other local health systems and universities in the Institute for Translational Medicine, a NIH translational sciences center. RUSH also partners with the University of Chicago in the Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network, an NIH-funded health disparities research center. With DePaul University, RUSH established the Center for Community Health Equity to advance public health and reduce health disparities through community-engaged inquiry, scholarship, and service. RUSH is a participant in the PCORI-funded Chicago-Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network, or CAPriCORN. These networks, combined with RUSH’s own internal culture of interprofessional collaboration, make this a rich environment in which talented researchers can thrive.
RUSH University System for Health is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH includes RUSH University Medical Center, RUSH University, RUSH Copley Medical Center and RUSH Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. RUSH University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises RUSH Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. RUSH University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned RUSH University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2022-2023. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized ten RUSH programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, reflect the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. RUSH University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking third among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three RUSH University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.
How to apply:
Send CV and cover letter to Alyssa Taylor, Recruiter, Faculty and Provider Recruitment, at Faculty_Recruitment@Rush.edu
Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer
posting expires March 26, 2024
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Associate/Full Professor (HSCP or ClinX)
University of California Davis School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine
- Salary range: $235,000-$275,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.
The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of California Davis (UCD) School of Medicine envisions a healthier and more equitable world. In service to this vision, the mission of the Department is to advance the field of family medicine through innovative education, person-centered care, research and other forms of scholarship, community engagement, and advocacy, to improve population health and equity.
To help advance this mission, the DFCM at the UCD School of Medicine is recruiting for a highly skilled, engaging, and visionary full time faculty member and leader in the Professor of Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series at the Associate or Full Professor rank, to serve as the Department’s inaugural Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. This position reports to the Department Chair and provides Department level leadership across all our educational programs and represents the DFCM in the UC Davis (UCD) School of Medicine and in the leadership teams of community-based organizations we partner with in care and training.
Faculty in the Clinical X series are expected to engage in professional competence and activity, teaching, research and creative work, and University/public service. Faculty in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series are expected to engage in teaching, professional competence and activity, scholarly or creative activities, and University/public service.
The DFCM is located on the UCD Health campus in Sacramento, California, and headquartered at the UCD School of Medicine, which US News and World Report ranked #3 nationally for student diversity, #7 for family medicine, and #9 for primary care in 2023. Under the leadership of Department Chair Anthony Jerant, MD, the DFCM is in an and exciting phase of its 50-year history at a time of rapid transformation in healthcare. Known for outstanding education, clinical care, and ground-breaking research, the Department has over the past five years greatly expanded its presence in the local community, forging several mutually beneficial and successful clinical training relationships with partner organizations. These partnerships are designed both to ensure excellent training of our students and residents in caring for underserved and vulnerable patients most in need of care, and to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities locally, regionally, and beyond.
The Department includes 23 faculty physicians, 5 staff physicians, and 42 resident physicians. We are a diverse group of clinicians, educators, and scholars who strive to deliver outstanding care to all our patients, improve the way primary care is provided, and educate the next generation of clinicians including family physicians, all pursued through an equity lens.
The Departmental commitment to equity in care access, delivery, and health is exemplified by our inpatient and outpatient clinical and training sites, all of which have a strong focus on providing high quality, evidence-based, person-centered care to medically under-served and vulnerable patients, families, and communities.
Our inpatient care sites include the UCD Medical Center hospital, part of a complex academic health system that among other missions serves as the regional safety net for those most in need, and at nearby Mather Veterans Administration Hospital (MVAH)
Our outpatient in person and telemedicine care is delivered at four sites located on or close to the UCD Health campus:
- At the Ellison ACC Family Medicine Clinic practice, located on the UCD Health campus, currently there are 6.8 full time equivalent (FTE) faculty and staff physicians providing care and precepting, and 29 residents with continuity panels, collectively seeing approximately 2000 patients per month. This is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved continuity FM training site.
- At the One Community Health (OCH) FQHC located in nearby Midtown, Sacramento, there are 1.7 FTE staff and faculty DFCM physicians providing care and resident precepting, and 13 residents with continuity panels. This is ACGME approved continuity FM training site.
- At CommuniCare FQHC offices located in nearby West Sacramento, Davis, and Woodland, there are 0.7 FTE staff and faculty DFCM physicians providing care and precepting, and 16 residents providing longitudinal continuity care.
- At the Sacramento County Primary Care Center (PCC) FQHC located in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, adjacent to the UCD Health campus, there are a combined 1.5 FTE staff and faculty DFCM physicians providing care and precepting, and 13 residents providing longitudinal continuity care.
Reporting structure: The Founding Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs reports to the Department Chair. Direct faculty reports to the Vice Chair are:
- Medical Director, Ellison ACC Family Medicine Clinic
- Inpatient Care Leads (2): Medicine/Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Infant Care
- The DFCM Faculty Leads (one per site) from our four community partner clinical/training sites: the One Community Health, CommuniCare, and Sacramento County Primary Care Center FQCHs, and the Mather VA Hospital
The Founding Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Community Health will be recognized as an institutional leader by UCD Health, UCD School of Medicine, and our partner community organizations in relation to equitable primary care access, delivery, and outcomes.
Leadership and administrative responsibilities (50% effort)
- Oversee clinical programs, quality, and safety improvement efforts, and support medical directors and other leaders, across all DFCM clinical settings.
- Plan, manage, implement, and evaluate clinical programs that promote access to and delivery of value-based care in a cost-efficient, equitable manner.
- Continue and expand efforts to redesign practice to achieve optimal patient outcomes and improve the clinical team’s fulfillment in practicing family medicine.
- As a member of the department’s executive leadership team, contribute to the development and implementation of departmental strategic planning, budgeting, management, and operations, including developing projections, maximizing clinical productivity, and managing revenue and expenditures.
- Meet regularly with clinical operations leaders from UCD Health and from our community partner organizations, to help align DFCM’s strategic business vision and business development with the goals of the health system and, to the extent possible, those of our community partners.
- Serve on health system and committees and represent the DFCM by advocating for patients and clinicians and working collaboratively to develop solutions to problems.
- Collaborate with the Chair, Department and practice administrators, and UCD Health Public Affairs and Marketing to develop and maintain patient outreach initiatives to market and enhance the array of services offered by the DFCM.
- Participate in or lead efforts to recruit, retain, and develop excellent clinical faculty and staff to care for patients and precept our residents at our various clinical and training sites.
- Oversee clinical credentialing, onboarding, and proctoring of clinical faculty across the DFCM with support from designated Departmental and partner site administrative staff
An especially critical role of the Vice Chair is to develop and maintain close working relationships with the DFCM faculty site leaders and the clinical and administrative leaders and managers at each of our clinical and clinical training sites to develop strategically aligned goals to increase productivity; enhance care quality and patient and provider experience metrics; anticipate and respond to new and evolving (e.g., value-based) payment models; improve the health of underserved and vulnerable patients, families, and communities; and increase our engagement with and accountability to the communities we serve, while ensuring that trainees at each site participate in and learn from these efforts.
Another critical role of the Vice Chair is to partner with the various site leaders and their teams to identify, advocate for, and oversee shared, uniform adoption of clinical and clinical training “best practices” across the sites.
Through our collective work at these diverse clinical and training sites, led or facilitated by the Vice Chair, the Department aims to enhance the quality of life for underserved and vulnerable patients, families, and communities, while educating future generations of highly skilled, compassionate, service-oriented, and personally fulfilled family physicians well-equipped to employ the state-of-the-art approaches they learned in.
Clinical responsibilities (40% effort)
- Build and provide top quality primary care to an outpatient panel of size proportionate to clinical effort.
Teaching and scholarship responsibilities (10% effort)
- Provide clinical (“bedside”) and didactic teaching to residents, medical students, and potentially other trainees (e.g., nursing students), with a particular focus on practice and panel management, population health, billing and coding, health care financing, health insurance, disparities in healthcare access and delivery, and other related topics.
- Promote, support, and personally participate in research and/or other forms of scholarship (e.g., evaluation, curriculum), again with a particular focus on “delivery and practice of healthcare” topics.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Candidate must possess or be eligible for the following:
- Current M.D. or D.O. medical license
- Active board certification in Family Medicine
- Medical licensure or eligible for licensure in the state of California
- Track record of progressive success in the leadership and administration of large clinical programs in complex adaptive systems – preferably in the academic healthcare environment and encompassing both inpatient and outpatient care delivery as well as partnerships with community-based primary care organizations
- Demonstrated experience and success in family medicine clinical programs, education, and research or scholarly work
- Demonstrated experience and success working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and learner environment
- Eligible for appointment as Associate professor or Professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build trust and longstanding relationships
- Approachability, honesty, and transparency
- The ability to articulate a vision, recruit support for achieving it, and convey genuine passion for the organization’s mission and objectives
- A collegial, consultative, and diplomatic management style that respects and facilitates interdisciplinary/inter-professional cooperation
- Analytical skills and conceptual thinking that embraces challenges, identifies opportunities, and catalyzes action
- Ability to thrive in a complex matrix organization with the typically high levels of uncertainty and ambiguity inherent to such organizations
- Adaptability to change and the ability to conceive of alternative approaches to achieving results
- Strong sense of self and emotional intelligence, political acumen, and personal humility
- Unquestioned personal integrity
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posting expires February 23, 2024