Assistant or Associate Professor Team Science, Dissemination and Implementation Science
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Internal Number: 46874
The Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time non-tenure-eligible Team Scientist at the rank of assistant or associate professor with research expertise in the area of dissemination and/or implementation science.
We are interested in individuals whose work is designed to advance equitable uptake of evidence-based interventions in community and clinical care settings. We are especially interested in candidates whose work aligns well with areas of strategic growth for the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS) including: the intersection of health equity/anti-racism and implementation science; the integration of quality improvement and implementation science; global dissemination and implementation science work; and/or the intersection of digital health and implementation science. We also value candidates with cross-cutting methodological and design expertise, including the development and deployment of novel frameworks, taxonomies, measures, and statistical methods. We seek candidates with a strong collaborative orientation towards team science, an active publication record, a history of extramural funding commensurate with career stage, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Qualified candidates will hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field and have substantial experience in dissemination and/or implementation science research. Candidates should also have a strong publication record and a history of extramural funding. This faculty position is on the team science track and the candidate will be expected to collaborate/support external grant submissions and research projects led by existing faculty within the Feinberg School of Medicine and across Northwestern University. The candidate will also be encouraged to develop/continue their own externally funded independent research program and support the training of staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, the candidate will be expected to build and maintain collaborations within the medical school, university, Northwestern Medicine, and nationally.
The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.
When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position. Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.
For questions or more information about the position, please email the search chair, Dr. Sara Becker ([email protected]).
ABOUT THE POSITION AND SETTING
The candidate will join the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS), which is the newest multidisciplinary center within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine. CDIS was started in August of 2022 to meet the need for leadership and coordination of dissemination and implementation (D&I) science activities throughout the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine. The mission of CDIS is to advance equitable access to evidence-based public health and medical interventions by accelerating research across the translational continuum; training the next generation of D&I science researchers and practitioners; and serving as a hub of pragmatic D&I science research at Feinberg, locally, domestically, and globally. The Center offers exceptional opportunities for faculty conducting research in both dissemination science strategies (e.g., direct-to-consumer marketing, technology-assisted and/or scalable interventions) and implementation science strategies (e.g., workforce training and development, implementation strategy design). CDIS provides an array of service, training, and educational opportunities to support faculty development in close partnership with the Center for Community Health, the Center for Health Services & Outcome Research, and the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, and BELONGING
CDIS is strongly committed to diversity and equity is critical to the mission of advancing excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. As our healthcare and academic institutions serve increasingly diverse constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. Applications are encouraged from diverse applicants and the Center is committed to supporting faculty to work in an increasingly diverse society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. CDIS has a central objective to advance the health and wellbeing of diverse populations. The importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity permeates interactions and activities with faculty, trainees, and staff.
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