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March 26, 2024

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Hiring: Professor / Associate Professor – Implementation Science

We welcome applications from individuals from a broad range of disciplines to join us in advancing implementation science to achieve health equity. The Department of Population Health was recently awarded an $11M Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Implementation Science for Health Equity (ISEC) with the goal of strengthening institutional, state, and national capacity in implementation and dissemination research. ISEC provides core services, pilot project grants, protected research time, and mentorship. ISEC’s mission is to eliminate health disparities across the life course through implementation science.  


We seek a late Associate or full Professor to join the ISEC leadership.  Successful candidates will be engaged in research on promoting health equity in any area of health or healthcare with an emphasis on implementing evidence-based interventions in relevant clinical or community settings.  This is a 12-mos. tenure-track position and opportunities exist for joint appointments in other departments in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Kanas Medical Center (KUMC) campus in Kansas City as well as academic units of the University of Kansas main campus in Lawrence.  

The Department of Population Health, located in the School of Medicine, provides a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment. While our faculty draw from different scholarly disciplines, we share a common goal of remediating health disparities across Kansas and beyond. In addition to a record of partnership with state and regional health authorities, department faculty have long-standing collaborations with many community and clinical partners in both urban and rural locations, providing a rich environment for impactful implementation science and community-engaged research. With faculty on three campuses – Kansas City, Wichita, Salina – the Department is the academic home for graduate education leading to the M.H..SA, M.P.H, M.S.C.R, and Ph.D. In addition to ISEC, additional collaborating centers and institutional partners based at KUMC include:  


Required Qualifications


Doctorate in a health-related field (e.g. nursing, medicine or public health; health-related behavioral or social sciences).


Work Experience:

  • Record of implementation science-focused scholarship in peer-reviewed publications, appropriate to rank.
  • Extramural funding for implementation science-focused research via participation in recent grants and/or contracts, appropriate to rank.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring junior faculty, postdoctoral trainees and/or doctoral students.


Preferred Qualifications  

Work Experience:

  • Active principal Investigator R01-level funding of implementation science-focused projects.
  • Expertise in team science, quality improvement, knowledge translation, and/or translational science.  
  • Experience teaching and/or designing courses relevant to implementation science.  


Job Duties Outlined:

  • Lead, collaborate on, or participate in ISEC research, training, and service activities appropriate to rank.
  • Maintain an ongoing program of research and training, with external funding, appropriate to rank and expertise.
  • Direct or contribute to graduate courses and curriculum development.
  • Participate in the intellectual life of the Department and School of Medicine, via faculty committees and activities.
  • Provide other services to the school, university, profession, and community, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chair.


Required Documents:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter addressing preparation and vision for research, service, and teaching in the field of Implementation Science.
  • Professional statement on academic diversity, equity and inclusion – describe your experience in working with diverse groups of people and how that informs your academic mission (1 page)
  • No more than 3 sample publications
  • Name and contact information of 3 potential academic references  
  • (Will not be contacted without explicit permission)


Apply for the position here.


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