The Department of Medicine in the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont seeks a full time, tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Population Health or equivalent degree in related fields such as Epidemiology, Psychology, Public Health, or Data Science. Preference will be given to those with experience in global population health or dissemination and implementation science.
Description of the Position: Global population health focuses on achieving better health outcomes for vulnerable populations and communities around the world. The study and practice global health work aim to eliminate health disparities in low-resource settings around the world through research, education and collaborative intervention. Global population health emphasizes a broad, multidisciplinary approach to understanding emerging health challenges that considers the social, cultural, economic and environmental contexts that underpin health inequities. Candidates with knowledge and experience of dissemination and implementation science or data science methods are of particular interest.
We seek a researcher with skills in global population health and epidemiology to help grow the science and extramural funding of cancer and chronic disease prevention. This position will build on an existing research program focused on cervical cancer prevention in under-served populations; principally, this will include but not be limited to: 1) collaboration on a dissemination and implementation science research project in the Peruvian Amazon that aims to promote adoption of an HPV-based screen and treat model for cervical cancer screening; and 2) research on HPV vaccination in rural Vermont. The position is funded for three years, followed by partial funding for two additional years to support the time necessary to successfully compete for extramural funding. Successful applicants will be offered membership in the University of Vermont Cancer Center.
Burlington is a vibrant and accepting community located on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. Year-round recreational opportunities including kayaking, skiing, and hiking abound. The outdoor opportunities are complemented by a lively arts and restaurant scene, safe neighborhoods, and excellent schools. Burlington is frequently cited as being one of the healthiest and best regions in the US in which to live. Burlington is a 90-minute drive from Montréal and a 3-hour drive from Boston.
The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.
Applicants must apply online at: www.uvmjobs.com
under Position No. 00026755 with CV and cover letter. Questions about this opportunity may be directed to: Dr. Randall Holcombe, search committee Chair, via email: [email protected]
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.