Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) - Division Chief, Human and Community Development
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Academic / Research
Academic Medical Group
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: SMS2657
The Division Chief is responsible for the direction, leadership, and execution of strategies to establish and grow the Human and Community Development Division. This includes designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and research to improve health outcomes for residents in central and southern Illinois, including both creating new and expanding current programs. The Division Chief may develop, implement and evaluate curriculum in the area of behavioral and social science as it relates to population health for undergraduate and graduate medical education. Finally, the Division Chief will be accountable for fiscal management, faculty recruitment, faculty and staff support, and research functions for the Human and Community Development Division of Population Science and Policy.
Interested individuals should apply directly with a letter of interest accompanied by a resume at SIU’s Jobs website at http://www.siumed.edu/hr. SIU School of Medicine is an AA/EEO employer.
MD/DO, PhD or equivalent degree from a nationally accredited university; expertise in innovation, innovation life cycle, innovation culture, social entrepreneurship, and organizational change. Expertise in problem-based learning and grass-roots innovation. Background in adult learning and development, organizational change, program evaluation, and systems-based design. In addition, the position requires project management and leadership experience working across multiple disciplines. Research experience working within lean resource contexts, as well as sensitivity to social determinants of health.
Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in data and project management, grants development, manuscript preparation, rural communities, and community-based participatory research.
Specialization in research around nutrition/obesity, housing, mental health, or gerontology/geropsychology.
Research or program experience with children, youth, adolescence or older adults.
Demonstrated capacity or interest in integrating health equity into research.
Proficiency in quantitative or qualitative methodology (with experience programming in SAS, SPSS, or NVIVO preferred).
The Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP) is an interdisciplinary department at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU SOM). The Department works to understand the challenges of people in central and southern Illinois and provides innovative, sustainable solutions to improve health in rural and underserved communities.
The Department is divided into three divisions working together to improve health outcomes: Human and Community Development, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Health System Science. Human and Community Development focuses on a community-based participatory approach, mixed methods research, and implementation science to address the health needs of communities. Epidemiology and Biostatistics is a more traditional, hypothesis-driven division which collects, examines, and analyzes quantitative data concerning health outcomes. Health System Science focuses on forming and analyzing policy recommendations around health disparities in Illinois. All three divisions work with PSP's education team to create a population science and policy curriculum to educate a new generation of physicians to practice through the lens of population health.
The... Department’s ultimate goal is engaging communities, providing opportunities for improving health equity and creating sustainable solutions for residents in central and southern Illinois. Learn more at www.siumed.edu/popscipolicy.