Assistant/Associate Professor-Division Chief, Human and Community Development
SIU School of Medicine
October 12, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
This is an administrative, managerial, and research position with direct responsibility to the Chair, Department of Population Science and Policy. The Division Chief is responsible for the strategic direction, leadership, and implementation of strategies to establish and grow the Human and Community Development Division through action-oriented research in collaboration with communities to innovate and improve the health outcomes for central and southern Illinois. This individual is also responsible for overall development, implementation and evaluation of undergraduate and graduate medical education in the area of behavioral and social science as it relates to population health. Finally, this individual will be accountable for fiscal management, faculty recruitment, faculty and staff support, and research functions for the Human and Community Development Division of Population Science and Policy.
Successful candidates will have: Ph.D. or equivalent degree from a nationally accredited university; expertise in innovation, innovation life cycle, innovation culture, social entrepreneurship, and organizational change. Expertise in problem based learning and grass-roots innovation. Background in adult learning and development, organizational change, program evaluation, and systems-based design. In addition, position requires project management and leadership experience working across multiple disciplines. Research experience working within resource lean contexts as well as sensitivity to social determinants of health. Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations. Particularly interested in candidates who are open to filling a void in research of rural populations.
Internal Number: SIU001
About SIU School of Medicine
The Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is broadly defined as a research and policy organization dedicated to improving the health outcomes of the residents of central and southern Illinois. We specialize in rural disparities research and outreach in our region, a 66 county area in Illinois characterized by large rural areas and communities experiencing children’s health disparities, obesity, and excess cancer burden. PSP partners with communities to explore the issues impacting health. We actively research innovations and projects communities have developed that are aimed at improving health. Working in collaboration with various community members, we design rigorous research studies that explore how to improve the health and well-being of those living in our service region. Learn more about our department and current children’s health outcome research.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries. Faculty positions offer the opportunity to collaborate with clinicians, epidemiologists, social and behavioral scientists and other faculty members on both the Unive...rsity and Medical campuses. Faculty have protected time to develop externally funded research and participate in teaching.