Job ID: 214841

Assistant, Associate, or Professor - Health Services Researcher, Tenure/Tenure Track

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Jun. 7, 2023
  • Assistant, Associate, or Professor - Health Services Researcher, Tenure/Tenure Track
  • Family Medicine and Community Health
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Minneapolis, MN
  • This position will remain open until filled.
  • Available immediately
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Services/Research & Policy
    Family Medicine
    Community Health
    Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Health Sciences - General

About the Job

Successful candidates are expected to have and/or obtain an independent, externally funded, and sustainable scholarly research program, evidence of conducting rigorous and  innovative research, a strong track record of publications and scholarly activities, and will participate in Department of  Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) and  Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) projects and programs, and teach medical and public health students and residents. In addition, candidates will co-direct in collaboration with the Vice Chair for Research and an administrative network manager to facilitate the PRBN in the DFMCH and the Primary Care Service Line (PCSL) .

Hire will be at Assistant, Associate, or Professor level, tenure-track or tenured, depending upon qualifications. Candidates seeking the rank of Tenured Associate Professr or Tenured Professor must have an established academic track record commiserate with this rank and the ability to qualify for appointment as an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Job Description:

  • 25% effort; Co-direct the PBRN in the DFMCH and the PCSL.
  • 50% effort; Responsible for overseeing the ongoing development and implementation of own externally funded research projects (e.g. NIH) dealing with health related problems.  
  • 5-10% effort; Prepare new grant proposals and secure independent research funding.
  • 15-20% effort; Clinical or teaching effort within affiliated primary care clinic or as faculty consultant for clinical faculty in the Research Services Hub.
  • Participate in DFMCH and PHDR projects and programs including teaching medical students, residents, post docs, graduate students, etc.
  • Candidate is expected to have paid effort as either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on NIH grants or equivalent funding.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent in a health, mental health/behavioral medicine, public health, or related field, or MD/DO with board certification in Family Medicine. 
  • Experience with conducting health services research or learning health systems science research.
  • Experience with research methodology such as longitudinal study design, mixed methods research, natural experiments, clinical trials, etc.
  • Evidence of success with publication of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and presentations of results at conferences of importance to the field of the applicant. 
  • Experience developing grant proposals and obtaining research funding. 
  • Experience mentoring graduate and/or medical students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training in a public health field such as behavioral health, health disparities/health equity, nutrition, chronic disease, etc.  
  • Experience as a principal or co-investigator developing grant proposals at a federal/national level with evidence of success at obtaining independent external research funding. 
  • Strong quantitative and/or qualitative research methodology skills. 
  • Publications and grants received in health services research and carrying out learning health systems science, including dissemination and implementation projects or working within practice-based research networks (PBRN).
  • Experience in research focused on race/racism as a social determinant of health. 
  • Experience developing community or clinic collaborations and community-engaged research. 
  • Experience working collaboratively with team members to solve complex health problems through integrated approaches including research, policy/system, clinic and community efforts. 
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills as demonstrated by clarity of presentation. 
  • Evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by publications and/or awards recognizing scientific excellence. 
  • Active clinical license in medicine, mental health/behavioral medicine, nutrition, pharmacy, or other field that can work in a primary care setting.

About the Department

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota was created more than 50 years ago in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians. Since then, we have been leaders in transforming the specialty through education, research, and patient care. We are the academic sponsor of eight family medicine residencies—five in the Twin Cities, three in Greater Minnesota. We are involved in medical student education activities across the Medical School's two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. We sponsor four fellowship programs—sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, behavioral medicine, and human sexuality— and offer continuing medical education opportunities. We are regularly among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments and are currently 3rd in Blue Ridge Rankings. Our faculty are actively researching health disparities, healthcare delivery, and population health. More at

  • The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

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Contact Information

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    Family Medicine and Community Health
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    MMC 381, 420 Delaware St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

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