Vice Chair for Education, Department of Population Health Sciences
Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Type: Full Time
Academic / Faculty
Academic / Research
College / University
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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The Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) at the University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine is seeking candidates for a position as Vice Chair for Education. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in leading graduate level training programs, post-doctoral training programs, and federally funded training grants.
The Vice Chair for Education will oversee Population Health Sciences PhD program, and serve as a connector across all educational initiatives including the Population Health Pathway in the MD curriculum and Post-Doctoral Affairs. The PhD program, which has emphases in Biostatistics, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Systems Research currently has 44 students matriculated. The chosen candidate will contribute to the recruitment of new students and curriculum changes and innovations. They will work with education staff to meet with students to discuss their plan of study each semester, meet with students regarding the process and timing of milestone activities (qualifying exam, proposal defense and dissertation defense), and plan student town hall events, and professional development events. It is expected that they will understand both PHS department and Graduate School policies and procedures. The Vice Chair for Education will also be expected to seek appropriate RFP’s for training grants and take a leadership role on submissions.
We seek candidates who share the department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from a broad and diverse range of faculty candidates interested in supporting diversity and inclusion within our research community, as well as those focused on advancing health equity and resolving existing inequities. Applications for all tracks and all ranks will be considered.
How to Apply Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only online applications will be accepted. Interested candidates must submit the following required materials to email@example.com:
Research statement (no more than 3 pages)
Teaching statement that includes your vision in educational leadership, relevant experience in teaching or education administration, and your commitment to graduate education (no more than 3 pages)
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement responding to any or all aspects of the following prompt: In PHS we view EDI as central to achieving excellence in our research, teaching and service to the community. How have you demonstrated your commitment to EDI in academic or other settings? How do you see yourself contributing to the advancement of EDI within our department?
Recruitment on-site at the 2023 APHA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
About the PHS Department
The Department of Population Health Sciences is a hub for education, investigation, and methodological expertise in population health. Our faculty are diverse and form three Divisions: Cancer Population Sciences, Biostatistics, and Health Systems Innovation & Research. Faculty, staff, and students engage in research, education, and community activities to promote patient-centered healthcare and the delivery of evidence-based health innovations that improve population health and reduce health disparities within our community and beyond. Through high impact research, we strive to contribute to a world where all individuals—regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation—have the opportunity to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. The department is highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative, and we seek faculty who will thrive in this environment.
The Department of Population Health Sciences is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of our mission: research, education, and service. We have an active diversity/equity/inclusion committee, and policies to ensure diversity of leadership roles and inclusion of all members of our department.
The Department of Population Health Sciences is one of 24 departments in the School of Medicine in the Health Sciences Campus. The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission. The Health Sciences Campus is home to 23 Institutes and Centers including The Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI; our NCATS funded CTSA), the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Center for Medical Innovation, and the Utah Center on Aging.
The University of Utah and Department of Population Health Sciences is committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. The goal is to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all faculty, staff, and trainees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed. The University of Utah is strongly committed to the training and mentoring of scientists that are underrepresented in science and medicine.
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Utah is known for stunning natural wonders, including five National Parks, and world-class recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education and offers an exceptional research and teaching environment. The university is located in Salt Lake City, which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities. It is a diverse and vibrant city and is a thriving hub for innovation and the arts. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 11th highest proportion of LGBTQIA+ residents among U.S. cities. It is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offer ample opportunity for outdoor adventure, including nine ski resorts within an hour of campus. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer diverse neighborhoods, great schools, restaurants, arts and entertainment, and endless possibilities for sports and recreation. Salt Lake City has become the center of Silicon Slopes and is home to a vibrant innovation ecosystem. Learn more about living in Utah.
PhD in related field and leadership experience in graduate education required.
About Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah
About the PHS Department
The Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah is a hub for education, investigation, and methodological expertise in population health. Our faculty are diverse and form three Divisions: Cancer Population Sciences, Biostatistics, and Health Systems Innovation & Research. Faculty, staff, and students engage in research, education, and community activities to promote patient-centered healthcare and the delivery of evidence-based health innovations that improve population health and reduce health disparities within our community and beyond.
Through high impact research, we strive to contribute to a world where all individuals—regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation—have the opportunity to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. The department is highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative, and we seek faculty who will thrive in this environment.