Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Division of Health Policy and Management (HPM) in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) seeks a 100% time Senior Fellow to lead the newly-established Center for Public Health Workforce Development and Applied Practice (hereafter the Center). The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to establish the Center as a national leader in public health systems research. This position is annually renewable.
The position includes administrative, research, and teaching responsibilities. Administrative Responsibilities - 20%: 1) Center Organizational Design and Workplace Culture • Work with the SPH Dean and the Center Assistant Director to build an organizational structure for the Center guided by the overall mission of the school, which includes defining responsibilities, decision authorities, and decision-making within the Center. • Attract, motivate, engage, and develop a diverse staff and Center affiliates (faculty, staff, and students) which fosters an inclusive, mission-focused culture. 2) Leadership, Management, and Strategy • Provide leadership for the Center by aligning its strategy with school-wide vision, strategy, and approach. • Work closely with faculty and staff within SPH to develop research plans and proposals with an emphasis on future external funding for the Center through the identification of funding sources and collaborative research opportunities. • The incumbent will work collaboratively with other departments and centers across the school and University of Minnesota, seek and secure partnerships with relevant national organizations, and provide technical assistance to public health departments within and outside of Minnesota. • Work with HPM leadership on division-specific strategic planning initiatives and SPH leadership on school-wide initiatives, including Data Council and ongoing support for data modernization efforts. • Plan and manage Center resources, both programmatic and human. • Manage overall operational administration and coordination of activities along with the Center Assistant Director.
Research Responsibilities - 60%: 1) Collaborate and lead efforts to design research projects, acquire funding, and conduct high quality public health systems research. As part of this latter, the incumbent will work to strengthen the research portfolio of the Center. 2) Publish peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. 3) Present research findings at local, regional, national, and international conferences.
Teaching Responsibilities - 20%: 1) Individual will be responsible for instructing PubH 7710: Prioritizing Public Health Issues (2 credits) in the spring term 2) Individual will be responsible for PubH 6755: Planning and Budgeting online (2 credits) in summer and fall terms. 3) Upon mutual agreement and available time, advise MHA, MPH, MS, and/or PhD students in the areas of public health systems, the public health workforce, and public health finance.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Required qualifications: 1) Applicants should have a PhD in a field relevant to public health systems research (e.g., public health, health policy, social and behavioral science, health research methodology, health services research) or an MD with additional training or experience in one or more of the following areas: public health systems, the public health workforce, and public health finance. 2) The candidate will also have strong methodological skills in one or more of the following areas: (1) experimental and observational designs; (2) intervention research; (3) quantitative methods; (4) qualitative or mixed-methods; (5) community-engaged research methodologies; (6) program or policy evaluation; and/or (7) implementation and dissemination. 3) Clear and demonstrable evidence that the candidate has developed a program of teaching and scholarly activity related to public health systems research and teaching that is innovative and of high quality 4) The demonstration of academic achievement with a national or international reputation with contributions to public health systems, the public health workforce, and public health finance. 5) Demonstrated commitment to engagement, recruitment, development, and retention of individuals historically underrepresented in public health systems research. 6) Exceptional organizational and communication skills for work in an interdisciplinary Center. 7) Effective working relationships with a variety of local, national, and international public health organizations. 8) 10 years or more of experience in the public health sector in progressively more responsible positions.
Internal Number: 341993
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