University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

368 24377
Position ID:UMASSMED-QHS-23062P [#24377]
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Public Health
Community Health
Appl Deadline:2024/02/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/02/21, finished 2024/07/08, listed until 2024/02/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Preventive and Behavioral Medicine Faculty 
Associate or Full Professor, Tenure-Track 

The Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (PQHS) at the University of Massachusetts Chan (UMass Chan) Medical School in Worcester, MA, is recruiting a tenure-track faculty member at the Associate Professor to Full Professor level. 

Candidates who hold doctoral degrees in fields such as public health, epidemiology, psychology, nutrition, exercise science, nursing and medicine are eligible. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in areas addressing health equity and interest in community engaged research. Research should address common causes of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States including due to cancer and cardiovascular disease, such as physical activity, food security and nutrition, tobacco, substance abuse, vaccination, and chronic disease prevention and management. We are especially eager to consider applicants who will support and elevate the UMass Chan commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and foster an environment of inclusive collaborative excellence where all faculty can thrive. Successful candidates will have demonstrated success in developing a federally funded program of research and have a substantive publication record. They will be expected to develop and maintain a highly innovative, independent program of research. 

Candidates will have ample opportunities for collaboration, as well as doctoral-level teaching and mentoring. Successful candidates will also receive structured mentorship and sponsorship through a career advancement program that will empower their scientific and professional development as well as facilitate their social and cultural integration into our larger UMass Chan scientific community. 

The Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine (PBM) is a multi-disciplinary group dedicated to improving clinical and public health practice and policy through innovative and sustainable education, research, and service in preventive, behavioral and mind-body medicine. PBM has a 40-year history of leading cutting edge research addressing health promotion and disease prevention. PBM is home to the CDC-funded Prevention Research Center at UMass Chan Medical School and the Center for Tobacco Treatment, Research and Training. 

PQHS currently has over 40 primary faculty members distributed across 4 Divisions: Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Biostatistics and Health Services Research; Epidemiology; and Health Informatics and Implementation Science. PQHS also hosts a doctoral program in Clinical and Population Health Research and a methods consulting and service unit, the Quantitative Methods Core. PQHS faculty are Principal Investigators on extramural grants totaling over $20 million. 

UMass Chan is a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. In 2021, UMass Chan ranked 38th in the National Institutes of Health Blue Ridge rankings among 143 United States medical schools. These rankings place our school 3rd in New England and 17th among all public medical schools in the U.S. UMass Chan also is routinely ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of the nation’s medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine, for its excellence in primary care education and was recently ranked by the Boston Globe as one of the top places to work in Massachusetts. 

UMass Chan is located in the heart of New England, in Worcester, MA. The second largest city in New England, Worcester is rich in history and cultural diversity and provides a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational amenities. Our region offers a broad range of excellent primary and secondary schools, as well as several highly regarded colleges including Clark University, The College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The area boasts numerous restaurants, theater groups and concert venues, and a variety of affordable housing options from newly renovated condominiums to gracious Victorian homes. Worcester’s central location provides easy access to the major travel hubs of Boston and Providence, as well as a large variety of opportunities for outdoor activities including beaches, lakes, farms, and mountains. The newly constructed Polar Park is home to the Woo Sox, the minor league AAA partner to the Red Sox in Boston, supporting a revitalization of the city that has resulted in new jobs, breweries, restaurants, and rapid growth in real estate. 

Required application materials include: 
  1. The applicant’s CV. 
  2. An anonymized research plan (max 3 pages) that emphasizes the applicant’s vision and plan for their independent research as well as the applicant’s most significant accomplishments.* 
  3. A diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement that describes the applicant’s understanding of diversity, as well as past experiences and future plans to advance DEI.* 
  4. A one-page cover letter with a description of the applicant’s research areas and how their planned research program fits within PBM’s areas of interest. 
  5. At least 5 professional references who are familiar with the applicants work and potential for success.
*The following link provides instructions for preparing your Anonymized Research Plan and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement [link].

Applications will be reviewed in two stages. The first stage will consist of a review of the anonymized research plan and the DEI statement. The second stage will be a full review of all materials submitted. Please submit all requested documents together; the non-anonymous materials will be separated before any documents are seen by the review committee. 

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the added value of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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368 Plantation Street
Albert Sherman Center
Worcester, MA 01605