VCU Department of Family Medicine & Population Health Seeking Assistant or Associate Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University Health
Department of Family Medicine & Population Health
Assistant or Associate Professor
The Department of Family Medicine & Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine is seeking to hire up to two tenure eligible assistant or associate professors, specializing in primary care and public health research. We offer the ability to work as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team. Area of expertise is open, but areas of interest include social determinants of health, prevention, practice transformation, community engagement, addiction medicine, and quality measurement. For faculty hired at the assistant professor level, the faculty member will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. For faculty hired at the associate professor level, the faculty member will be required to have a well-developed, scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of external funding and expand existing expertise in the department.
- Teaching responsibilities may include supervision of medical students and residents.
- The faculty member will assist in supervision of research students that may include undergraduates, medical students and residents.
- The faculty member will join a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding.
- The faculty member will be responsible for leading and coordinating large practice-based studies in a variety of settings, engaging participating ACORN practices and patients as partners in study activities, fielding interventions,
collecting and/or facilitating collection of study data, and interpreting and disseminating of study findings to a variety of audiences. The individual is expected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations, across campus and with other academic institutions and PBRNs, to enhance the research program in family medicine. Mentorship opportunities are available to facilitate the faculty member’s growth as an independent investigator.
- The faculty member will serve on departmental, school, and/or university committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in his/her field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.
- The faculty member will also have 30% to 40% primary care clinical duties.
- BC/BE eligible in Family Medicine or General Internal Medicine;
- Experience in conducting research projects;
- A research agenda/portfolio suitable for rank/experience;
- A record of or potential for extramural research funding;
- A publication record suitable for rank;
- Primary care experience;
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student
environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
- Additional training or experience in public health, preventive medicine, or epidemiology, including fellowship, masters (e.g., MPH) or doctoral level (DrPh)-level training.
- Experience with community-based participatory research (CBPR) or community/stakeholder engagement.
- Knowledge of social epidemiology and socio-ecological influences on health.
- Experience working on an interdisciplinary research team. Preference will be given to
candidates who can effectively engage with our current faculty in several research projects that are funded and underway; as well as those who can quickly understand and grasp the unique challenges of working with a Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN).
- Knowledge of and/or training in health promotion and disease prevention.
- Training in substance abuse identification and treatment.