The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month appointment, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the newly created Graduate Program in Public Health in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree through North Dakota MPH.
Candidates must have an earned, relevant doctoral degree and demonstrated expertise in health services research, health outcomes research, or population health research. A strong background in research methods, and statistics are required.
The position requires teaching quantitative research courses in the MPH program, mentoring students, and playing an active role in the development of the MPH program, particularly the Population Health Research & Evaluation specialization.
In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program that contributes to the mission of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences through the outcomes research initiative, with 50% effort devoted to contracts with a large, regional insurance company to design comparative effectiveness and other policy-related studies, analyze large longitudinal data sets including claims data, and publish academic articles, policy briefs, and reports.
The University of North Dakota is the State’s most comprehensive research university and the primary center for professional education and training. The University is located in Grand Forks, a city on the Red River of the North, which separates North Dakota and Minnesota. Grand Forks is a community known for excellent schools that are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. Grand Forks offers an outstanding quality of life because of its vibrant economy and wealth of community and cultural amenities. The successful candidate will enjoy excellent employee benefits and a supportive work environment. Salaries are competitive.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Screening will begin in May 2013. The preferred start date for this position is July or August 2013. A completed application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications, line of research, and teaching experience and pedalogical style; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of four professional references along with letters of recommendation. Other documentation may be requested.
The University of North Dakota is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. North Dakota veterans’ preference does not apply to this position. UND determines employment eligibility through the E-verify system and a criminal background check is required for this position.