The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health (UNMCCOPH) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Endowed Professor and Director for American Indian Health. The Endowed Professor and Director of American Indian Health will be a highly collaborative and recognized leader with a commitment to excellence in American Indian health education, research and practice. As a respected researcher in American Indian Health, will lead and develop the strategic direction for the Nebraska – HEALING (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership across Indigenous and Native Generations) Project (NE – HEALING). The Endowed Professor will create a research agenda, innovation fund, AI student scholars' program, programing, and strengthen the relationships with our tribal partners. RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate is expected to:
Direct the Nebraska Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership across Indigenous and Native Generations program. (NE-HEALING)
Provide research support to the NE-HEALING project
Obtain extramural funding to support American Indian Health in Nebraska, regionally, and nationally
Engage in community outreach and service to the department, college, and university.
Provide administrative leadership support to the college
Provide teaching and advisement to MPH and PhD students
Ph.D. in Public Health or a closely related field
Experience in a tenure leading position or equivalent research and teaching experience.
Established research program with a successful record of publishing high-quality and original research in appropriate disciplinary refereed journals.
Demonstrated experience in teaching, advising and mentoring students.
Evidence of meaningful university and professional service, leadership, and/or outreach.
Specific research and teaching interests in American Indian Health.
Familiarity with issues affecting Native communities specifically in the Midwest.
Experience working with American Indian communities on public health priorities that have the potential to improve health outcomes
Ability to oversee a program of research or large community efforts;
The ability to work independently and collaboratively on research;
Possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of the UNMCCOPH.
Familiarity with and willingness to build relationships with tribal communities and tribal colleges in Nebraska
Proven track record of extramural funding preferably through federal sources (NIH, CDC, HRSA).
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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