Faculty Position in The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI)
at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (https://tdi.dartmouth.edu) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in health equity to join our collegial and collaborative Department and scientific community. Candidates at senior ranks may also be considered.
The ideal candidate will focus on structural approaches to improving health equity. We are open to scholars who use both observational and interventional methods to address social influences. Examples of types of research include policy/field studies of braiding social and medical service financing and delivery, using social impact bonds to incent cross-sectoral partnerships to address upstream "determinants" of health, including conducting mixed-methods and ethnographic research to increase understanding of complex social and political influences and inform intervention and policy development and evaluation. Those working on research questions related to Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), including Latinx, or rural health equity issues, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and establish a robust extramurally-funded research program, provide research training for graduate students, and teach in classroom settings (https://tdi.dartmouth.edu/education/degree-programs). Additional consideration will be given to candidates with training and expertise in social justice education, research, and advocacy.
TDI is a national leader in developing the fields of health care variations and shared decision-making research. Faculty and staff have made vital contributions to policy and practice, such as influencing provisions in the Affordable Care Act, founding non-profits such as Re-Think Health, and commercializing shared decision-making platforms and tools. The research and policy contributions of TDI are driven by our underlying values of efficiency and equity, as well as a deep skepticism of the role of medical care in the production of health. As we look to address the most pressing concerns facing public health and health care right now, we welcome colleagues who challenge current paradigms of thinking – including our own.
Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who can work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQA+ communities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower-income backgrounds, and first-generation college graduates. Geisel's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Dashboard sets and actively monitor progress towards our DEI goals (https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/deansoffice/dei-dashboard/). Faculty can receive mentoring and training through the Inclusive Pathways for Advancement in the Academy (https://www.dartmouth.edu/ide/programs/ipaainstitute.html) and Grants GPS program (https://www.dartmouth.edu/gps/), can engage with a community of their peers through Dartmouth Employee Resource Networks (https://www.dartmouth.edu/ide/employee_resource_networks/), and support underrepresented students through the Provost's Fellowship (PROF) Program (https://graduate.dartmouth.edu/admissions-financial-aid/funding/fellowships/provosts-fellowship-program) and the EE Just Program (https://students.dartmouth.edu/eejust/).
A start-up package and access to TDI's Medicare and Medicaid claims data resources and state-of-the-art computing facilities will be provided. Faculty members at TDI are members of the Ph.D. graduate program in Health Policy (https://tdi.dartmouth.edu/education/degree-programs/phd/health-policy-phd). Depending on areas of expertise, successful candidates may have the opportunity for secondary/adjunct appointments in departments and interdisciplinary programs such as (but not limited to) Anthropology, Economics, Education, Government, Sociology, the African and African American Studies Program, the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Native American Studies Program.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D., MD or equivalent degree and relevant postdoctoral research experience.
Applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement (not to exceed three (3) pages), a teaching statement to http://apply.interfolio.com/79192, and ask three referees to provide letters of recommendation. Candidates should not include impact factors in their CV bibliographies.
The cover letter should provide:
Application review will begin on October 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is located in the neighboring towns of Hanover and Lebanon in the Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border. Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic, and professional community offering excellent public schools, a lively arts scene, and a rural setting with great natural beauty and delicious local produce and artisanal foods. Those who enjoy the city, Boston, New York City, and Montreal are within a few hours' drive.
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