Department Chair of Community Medicine and Health Care
University of Connecticut
The UConn School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding leader for the position, Chair of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care. The Chair is expected to provide guidance and visionary leadership, build resources, and establish linkages to other groups so as to advance population health sciences through a robust agenda of research, education and service.
Community Medicine faculty engage in research on a wide range of topics including cancer epidemiology, substance use disorders, health services evaluation, health law and ethics, health behavior, public health dentistry, HIV/AIDS, and global health. The department is responsible for MPH and PhD (Public Health) programs, as well as playing a significant role in our institution's medical and dental curricula.
The Chair of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care reports directly to the Dean of the UConn School of Medicine, and is responsible for oversight of all research, educational, and administrative activities in the department. The Chair will work to enhance the funded research portfolio of the department by supporting the professional development and mentoring of faculty, play a major role in institutional governance, and promote departmental and institutional financial integrity and diversity.
UConn Health, located in Farmington CT, is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is in an era of unprecedented growth. The campus is a core component of the Bioscience Connecticut initiative: a bold plan to strengthen Connecticut's leadership in bioscience innovation (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu). UConn Health has partnered with the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine as part of a major initiative in genomics, with state-of-the-art and renovated research laboratories.
Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline, and have nationally recognized accomplishments in research, a demonstrated capacity to secure ongoing extramural funding, commitment to training the next generation of population health and health care practitioners, significant experience in leading and fostering interdisciplinary groups, and ability to develop collaborations with public and private agencies. Desired areas of expertise include but are not limited to health services research, public health, epidemiology, informatics, and health disparities. The successful candidate will be appointed at a rank of a tenured Associate or Full Professor.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests, vision for the Department and description of leadership/mentoring style (maximum of 2 pages), and a curriculum vitae in a single pdf file to the UConn Health Employment Services website (Search no. 2018-819) https://jobs.uchc.edu. Please address questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Eric Mortensen (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
UConn Health is an Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer, who encourages males, females, veterans, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.
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