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- Director, Robert Graham Center - Washington DC
- Faculty Position, Assistant/Associate Professor - Philadelphia, PA
- Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health - Philadelphia, PA
- Director of Research/MAHEC Family Medicine - Asheville, NC
- Non-Tenure Track Clinical Assistant Professor - Hong Kong
Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC
ABOUT THE ROBERT GRAHAM CENTER:
The Robert Graham Center, a division of the American Academy of Family Physicians, aims to improve individual and population healthcare delivery through the generation or synthesis of evidence that brings a family medicine and primary care perspective to health policy deliberations from the local to international levels.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Robert Graham Center establishes the research priorities, oversees the research portfolio, directs the work of the professional staff and collaborates and engages with internal and external collaborators, partners, and funders to advance the foundational value of family medicine and primary care. The Director will serve as an AAFP senior-level manager and will be responsible for advancing the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the AAFP. The Director may on occasion serve as a spokesperson for the AAFP on identified issues related to, but not limited to, family medicine and primary care workforce, healthcare delivery and financing and other relevant topics.
Successful candidates will have a Doctoral degree in a discipline directly related to the position, (MD/DO degree preferred, but not required). Candidates holding an MD or DO degree should have a license to practice medicine and be board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or equivalent organization, have a minimum of 10 years of experience in conducting research projects as the principal investigator, collaborating with research teams, and have a history of published work on issues relevant to family medicine and primary care. The Director should also have a demonstrated record of identifying and securing funding for research projects. The Director must be able to present the research agenda and research findings at meetings and conferences as needed. The Director should be a national leader on family medicine and primary care and be highly respected by peers in the field. Senior level management experience is valued and a master’s degree in Public Health or Public Policy would be beneficial.
TRAVEL: Approximately 30-35 days travel per year
To express interest in this position, please apply: https://aafp.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/AAFP_Careers
Minorities are encouraged to apply. We thank all respondents for their interest in AAFP.
Posting expires 7/31/19
Faculty Position, Assistant/Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Family and Community Medicine
The Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, is recruiting for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to research that enhances primary care for socially-complex populations and a history of collaborative research in areas such as chronic disease management, primary care practice transformation, underserved populations, and health disparities. Expertise or experience in study design and quantitative and qualitative analytic approaches is desired. The candidate should have a track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and external funding or ability to obtain funding within the first two years. In addition to developing their own extramurally-funded research program, the faculty member should be dedicated to developing collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects and providing mentorship to a range of learners and fellow faculty. Applicants must have a terminal degree in a relevant discipline (PhD, DrPH, MD, DO, PharmD). Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience.
The Department of Family and Community Medicine was founded in 1974 and currently has over 50 faculty members. The Department has a vibrant, collegial scholarly environment and a robust research infrastructure supporting an array of projects. Our funders include PCORI, NIH, SAMHSA, the CDC, HRSA, and a number of private organizations. Potential research sites include Jefferson Family Medicine Associates, which has 30,000 patients making over 85,000 visits annually, and multiple clinical affiliate sites. Our researchers also have strong research partnerships with Jefferson’s Center for Urban Health, Jefferson College of Population Health, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and numerous community partners. More information on our research areas and recent publications and grants can be found here: https://www.jefferson.edu/university/skmc/departments/family-medicine/research.html.
Applicants should apply via the Jefferson Careers website (Job ID: 9228990) and include a cover letter and CV: https://recruit.jefferson.edu/psc/hcmp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&TargetFrameName=None
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in 10 specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.
As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.
Posting expires 7/24/19
Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has a proud and rich combination of academic activities and service contributions. Since its founding, the Department has systematically built clinical, research, and educational programs that have become deeply integrated into the fabric of Penn Medicine’s academic and clinical programs, the University, and the community. The mission of the Department is to deliver equitable, high quality, and high value primary care by partnering with patients, families, and communities to achieve optimal health; apply best evidence in person-centered care; generate and disseminate innovative research; and educate scholars and create leaders in family medicine and community health. The Department has strong interfaces with many of Penn’s Centers including the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI), the Abramson Cancer Center, the Institute on Aging (IOA), and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Additional opportunities for collaboration include the Leonard Davis Institute, the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, and the Penn Center for Innovation, among others.
The practice provides over 54,000 outpatient visits a year and admits approximately 5,000 inpatients, admitting adults primarily to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) and about 320 deliveries per year at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). In FY 2018, the department had over 20,000 active patients and more than 6,200 new patient visits. The practice is a component of the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP) and the Chair serves as a member of the Board of Directors of CPUP whose primary role is to coordinate the tripartite mission of the 18 clinical departments.
The Chair of the Department directs 33 faculty members and nearly 114 professional and support staff. Major hospital sites for clinical and educational activities include PPMC and Pennsylvania Hospital, institutions of great distinction and diversity. In addition, the Department’s attending and resident physicians are an integral part of the care teams at 5 community clinics and PSOM students support 4 student-led community clinics.
Qualified candidates are those who hold MD, MD/MPH, or MD/PhD degrees and are qualified for faculty appointment as Associate or Professor level in the Standing Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be a respected active practitioner with a distinguished national/international record of research. Candidates should possess dynamic leadership skills, administrative expertise, and a clear commitment to – and excellence in – the education, sponsorship, and mentorship of students, residents, fellows and faculty. The applicant must have the demonstrated ability to foster strong collaborations among investigators within the Department, as well as with the larger research community on campus, and to promote outreach to the community. The candidate should articulate a compelling vision for the future of the Penn Medicine Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, the role of a clinical department within a highly regarded academic medical center and the field of Family Medicine & Community Health in general. A strong interest in fundraising is desirable.
All interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae and letter of interest to the attention of Timothy R. Dillingham, MD, MS, Chair of the Search Committee, and must apply for this position online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/64779
We seek candidates who embrace the value of diversity in the delivery of patient care and the enhancement of innovation in research.
The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/ Women/ Individuals with disabilities/ Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Posting expires 8/23/19
Director of Research/MAHEC Family Medicine
UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, Department of Family Medicine
Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty
Position Summary: The Director of Research is a key leadership position bridging statewide research initiatives for the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC campus in Asheville and the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine. UNCHealth Sciences at MAHEC is a unique interdisciplinary collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, Western Carolina University, and regional community partners. The Director of Research will develop, lead, and promote scholarly activity within the statewide department, including but not limited to securing grant funding, leading grant funded research projects, publishing peer-reviewed articles, paving the path for other faculty and residents to publish peer-reviewed publications, and bolstering our state and national reputations. The Director will work closely with the entire research team at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, including collaborative research with Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry and other Departments in Medicine. The goal is that the research team will successfully pursue grants and other sources of financial support in order to build the research team in the Department of Family Medicine at MAHEC and support other staff within the larger UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC research team.
As the Director of Research at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC for the Department of Family Medicine you will be an integral part of our statewide department’s research success. The Director reports primarily to the Chair of Family Medicine at MAHEC with a dotted line reporting structure to the Director of Research at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC and the Chair of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Funding for this position comes though MAHEC and external grants, contracts and philanthropy. We support our faculty with professional development opportunities in the department, in the institution, and nationally. Each faculty member is supported by a mentoring subcommittee that helps build the framework to a successful career, including career planning, counseling around career goals, and regular review of academic activities, all tailored to individual professional and personal goals. We are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Faculty rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Learn more about the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC at: https://mahec.net/about-us/unc-health-sciences-at-mahec & the UNC Department of Family Medicine at: https://www.med.unc.edu/fammed/.
Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Leadership: Develop a strategic plan for the research division with measurable outcome objectives for the Department of Family Medicine and lead the effort to meet those goals. Support and enhance the work of existing faculty already successfully engaged in meaningful scholarly activity. Perform an assessment of opportunities within the existing clinical and education programs. Act as a liaison to the MAHEC Department of Research to ensure the most efficient and productive collaboration between the departments. Develop collaborative research agendas with other researchers at the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC and broader UNC School of Medicine. The Director is expected to make meaningful connections with colleagues, centers and institutes in Chapel Hill and the Statewide Department of Family Medicine.
- Clinical (for MD/DO candidates only): For physicians, pro-rated participation in call coverage and extended clinical hours in the evenings and on Saturdays, in rotation with other faculty is expected. Supervision of residents as attending physician on the hospital service and the provision of prenatal care and obstetric care are optional. The Director will have approximately half of their time committed to clinical and teaching activities such as direct patient care and precepting residents.
- Teaching & Education: Like all other faculty in the department, the person in this position will fulfill the institution’s teaching mission and will teach and mentor medical students, interns, residents, fellows, and other learners. Educate faculty and residents in research principles through didactic conferences, mentoring, and participation in research projects. Must support colleagues and learners in the development and completion of research projects. Help other faculty develop and map out research agendas and research career path.
- Research: Develop expertise and both a state and national reputation as a strong leader in primary care research. Lead efforts to secure external funding for short-term and long-term projects, including funding from foundations, government and industry where relevant. As a research faculty member, the selected candidate will be encouraged to develop a scholarly interest and will be expected to produce scholarly products annually. Support faculty research projects, serving as an expert in developing research questions, literature reviews, study design, data analysis, and writing of peer reviewed publications. This includes recruitment of physician, pharmacist, behavioral medicine, and other faculty, as well as interdisciplinary learners of the many health education programs in the organization, to work together as a team on scholarly projects.
- Institutional Citizenship: All faculty are expected to work as part of the larger team to improve access, reduce cost, improve quality, and promote efficiency and better health outcomes. You may be asked to engage in community outreach and attend professional events to assist with program development and building professional relationships.
- MD/DO required. MD/DO with an MPH or PhD preferred.
- Must be board eligible or board certified in Family Medicine.
- Licensed NP/PA candidates will be considered.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Candidates must have a robust record of academic achievement including securing grant funding and peer-reviewed publications.
- Candidates must have demonstrated capacity to work in a highly collaborative research team and maintain positive and productive relationships within and outside the department, including project funders and clients. Excellent methodological skills are required, along with demonstrated commitment to student mentoring and teaching.
- Research training in health services research, evaluation of health care interventions, clinical trials, public health, health policy, population health, or a closely related field preferred. Previous faculty experience in an academic department of family medicine or other primary care specialty preferred.
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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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Posting expires 9/11/19
Non-Tenure Track Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Hong Kong, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care (FMPC) and the Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (BIMHSE)
Applications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure Track Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care (FMPC) and the Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (BIMHSE) (Ref.: 495845), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should possess a medical degree registrable with the Medical Council of Hong Kong with a higher qualification in general practice/family medicine, and demonstrate a strong commitment to medical education. Proven ability or potential in conducting independent research and performing teaching and clinical duties will be required. Applicants should also be fluent in written and spoken English, and spoken Cantonese. Prior experience or qualifications in medical education and/or research would be an advantage but not necessary.
The appointee will report directly to the Head of the Department of FMPC, as well as to the Director of the BIMHSE. The key responsibilities will include undergraduate teaching of medical students, curriculum development, programme co-ordination, research relevant to family medicine and medical education, and the development and delivery of medical and health sciences education programmes of BIMHSE. The appointee will also contribute to the administrative duties in the Department and the Faculty, and provide clinical services in clinics of the HKU Health System.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. 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.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of application will start as soon as possible and continue until October 20, 2019 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency
Posting expires 8/23/19