Faculty, Director for the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities
Location: Macon, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Academic / Faculty
Academic / Research
College / University
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Faculty, Director for the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities and Rufus C. Harris Endowed Chair
School Of Medicine
Primary Job Posting Location:
Macon, GA 31207
Additional Job Posting Locations:
(Other locations that this position could be based)
The Mercer University School of Medicine is seeking a faculty member to join the Department of Community Medicine as the Director for the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities (CRHHD) and serve as the Rufus C. Harris Endowed Chair. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment.
Responsibilities of the position include:
Analysis and interpretation of results from health-related datasets and projects conducted by the Center.
Teaching and mentoring graduate students.
Supervising students on research projects and preceptor visits.
Contributing to the development of research ideas and project proposals.
Collaborating with investigators on the need for additional analyses and/or special methodologic needs.
Publishing scholarly or informational works.
Collaborating and working to strengthen relationships with researchers across the state.
Participating with faculty investigators on committees to review concepts, proposals, and to continually improve research implementation and outcomes.
Engaging in efforts to acquire extramural funding and support.
Engaging with community organizations and agencies regarding service opportunities and research.
The Department of Community Medicine has for over 30 years fostered population health skills with MD students and has recently launched a Ph.D. program in Rural Health Sciences. Successful candidates will support initiatives, advise on technical elements of ongoing projects, develop novel approaches and initiatives to better healthcare, and contribute to the creation of a comprehensive data platform. The selected candidate will also teach in the School of Medicine’s Population Health MD curriculum and Ph.D. program.
The Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities is dedicated to implementing community-driven solutions for health disparity issues in rural areas of Georgia. The Center’s mission is to partner with rural communities to engage in interdisciplinary research, training, and community outreach designed to generate novel, community-driven methods for eliminating health disparities.
The Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities is one of only two rural-focused NIH Centers of Excellence in the nation and operates numerous programs focused on eliminating disparities in maternal and infant mortality, opioid overdose, and chronic diseases. Our work is supported by the NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy, and HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Hold a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Population Heath, Health Promotions, or a related field.
Have experience with extramural grant support, statistical design, and analysis.
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience using qualitative and quantitative methods and with linking and working with large datasets.
Familiarity with longitudinal data analysis.
Experience working as part of a team.
Ability to work well with others and design and supervise research projects, publish, and contribute to efforts to obtain extramural funding.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience presenting and communicating technical and statistical concepts to clinicians, policy makers, and lay audiences.
Familiarity and/or experience with rural health.
Selection of the final candidate is contingent on a successful background check.
Required Document Attachments: - Resume - Cover letter - List of three professional references with contact information
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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