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Implementation Faculty – Open Rank

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Location: Wauwatosa WI

Company Name: Medical College of Wisconsin

Occupational Category: 25-1071.00,Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Date Posted: 2020-02-10

Valid Through: 2020-03-11

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Position Description:

The Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at Assistant or Associate Professor level. Faculty candidates must have training in implementation research with research experience in translation of research into real world settings. Strong candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop well-designed implementation science applications for federal research funding and have a background of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Research addressing population and community health, translation of health services research into health systems practice or community programs, and a focus on needs of vulnerable groups is valued. Expertise in building multidisciplinary teams, translating evidence into programs and policies, and designing implementation research applications is important. Experience implementing research into community settings, overseeing analysis of multi-site program implementation, or overseeing implementation of research into a health system is encouraged. Successful candidates should demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for developing and building collaborative research and engaging faculty and trainees in implementation research.

Position Requirements:
Applicants must have a doctoral or clinical degree (i.e. PhD, MD, DrPH) with strong theoretical grounding and training in implementation research, excellent oral and written communication skills to support rigorous program of research, and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The candidate will be appointed in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine with tenure-track appointment, and research center membership at the Center for Advancing Population Science. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Roles and Expectations:
• Build an independent and externally funded implementation research portfolio.
• Maintain scholarly productivity through publications of peer reviewed manuscripts and speaking at national/international conferences.
• Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary groups of investigators and community organizations to incorporate implementation design or conduct analysis of results of implementation.
• Advise master's and doctoral students and mentor medical students in implementation research.
• Participate in community engagement activities including events at community sites.
• Support Department and Division goals to increase research productivity through collaborations with clinical faculty.
• Possibility to teach graduate level courses to master's and doctoral students.

About Division of General Internal Medicine
The Division of General Internal Medicine is the largest of ten divisions within the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The mission is best expressed through its commitment to patient care, medical education, research, and innovation, as well as its regional and national presence as a leader in the comprehensive care and treatment of the adult patient. The Division consists of four Sections: Primary Care, Hospitalist Medicine, Perioperative and Consultative Medicine, and the VA General Internal Medicine (including both primary care and hospitalist medicine). Division members provide clinical service in the areas of inpatient, primary, and urgent care at both Froedtert Hospital and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. They also foster innovation and conduct research in patient care and clinical knowledge, with the aim to reduce the cost of medical care through clinical efficiency and patient education. Many faculty members serve in leadership roles with of the Society of General Internal Medicine, the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Physicians, and many present frequently at regional and national meetings of these societies. The Division is home to many of the key educational leaders in the Department of Medicine, including six internal medicine residency associate program directors, three clerkship directors, three leaders of M1-2 Discovery Curriculum courses, and many elective rotation directors.

About Center for Advancing Population Science
The mission of the Center for Advancing Population Sciences (CAPS)is to develop, test, and implement innovative strategies for transforming healthcare that optimizes quality, value, and cost. As an interdisciplinary group of health services researchers collaborating in a diverse array of subject areas, CAPS conducts research on health care services and related health outcomes, facilitates a supportive environment for MCW investigators developing externally funded research programs, determines the need for and recruits new faculty in targeted methodologic areas, and provides a seminar series to enhance collaboration. In bringing together a diverse group of investigators, the Center fosters the creation of innovative ideas regarding how to evaluate and improve population health across diverse populations and geographic regions. Research focus areas include health systems, population health research, health disparities/health equity, and implementation science. In addition, efforts have focused on building international collaborations to support innovative research, analysis, implementation and impact at a global level.

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About MCW
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve the health of the communities we serve.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class