Assistant / Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research

University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Surgery

United States

Assistant / Associate Professor (CHS) in Health Outcomes Research

Job no: 221679-AS
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:
The Department of Surgery is seeking an exceptional Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research (CHS) to join the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR). We are looking for candidates with a successful track record of research experience and academic contributions as demonstrated through training, publication, and successful grant writing. The Department of Surgery offers a robust infrastructure of services to support faculty in their academic success.

A competitive salary and benefit package is provided, including generous academic support. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:
The candidate will be a collaborative member of WiSOR, working toward becoming a leader in the field of Health Services Research, with a particular focus on health care utilization, disparities, stakeholder engagement, and/or cancer survivorship. The candidate will also serve as director of data and analytics for the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin (SCW), which has its coordinating center within WiSOR. In addition, faculty will teach and mentor trainees in research and evaluation design, data collection, and analysis. The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

It is expected that the successful candidate will establish collaborations leading to an externally funded research program and related scholarship.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

  • PhD in Population Health, Health Services Research, or related field required.
  • Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
  • Experience in an academic healthcare environment, publishing in relevant journals, and contributing to grant applications in health outcomes research.
  • Candidates must possess academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. Appointment as Associate Professor will require that candidate's credentials meet criteria for rank established by UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Additional Information:
Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin. It is situated on several scenic lakes, and is frequently cited as one of the best cities in which to live. It offers an excellent environment for families and a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. A competitive salary and fringe benefit package is provided.


Work Type:
Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Anticipated Begin Date:
MAY 01, 2020

ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please select "Apply Now" to upload your CV and letter of interest. In your application materials, please address how you meet the minimum years and relevant work experience.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is April 13, 2020, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Cory Reithmeyer

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Official Title:

Employment Class:
Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Applications Open: Mar 12 2020 Central Daylight Time

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