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Assistant or Associate Research Professor of Public Health

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Assistant or Associate Research Professor of Public Health
The Maine Rural Health Research Center and Graduate Program in Public Health invite applications for a full-time, Assistant or Associate Research Professor starting immediately. This position supports the health research programs of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, including a large portfolio of rural health and telehealth research projects funded by federal, foundation, and other external sources. The successful applicant will play a key leadership role in the Center to sustain and expand its collection of applied research on topics relevant to rural health. Expertise in health care delivery systems and/or policy and strong health services research skills are required. The position will involve substantive applied research and analytic work on a broad variety of projects, in combination with research program-building activities. The position includes future potential for teaching and other academic program responsibilities in the School?s growing public health program. This position is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position.

In addition to the Master of Public Health degree program (75 students/7 faculty), the Muskie School offers the Masters of Policy, Planning and Management and undergraduate degrees in Geography and Anthropology and Tourism and Hospitality. The Cutler Institute has a broad portfolio of local, state and nationally-funded research, evaluation, and technical assistance programs and projects spanning population health and health policy, disability and aging, child and family policy, justice policy, environmental policy, and business and economics research. The Institute has 120 faculty and staff and over $18M in external federal, state, and foundation support.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. USM?s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020. USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at .

USM?s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university ? and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:

Our Portland campus is located in "one of America?s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects. A creative and diverse community on Maine?s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a culinary hot spot!

USM?s beautiful residential Gorham campus supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.

Our Lewiston campus is home to USM?s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace , and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.

Required: A doctorate in public health, health economics, health services research, public policy, or related field, by time of appointment, with a strong health services research emphasis. Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills with experience analyzing administrative and/or complex survey data. Interest in policy and practice-relevant research.

Preferred: A record of self-supporting research funding. Content expertise in research topics that will complement and/or expand the Maine Rural Health Research Center?s current portfolio ( ). Experience and/or interest in rural health services research. Documented experience in communicating research findings to diverse audiences. Evidence of commitment to diversity, student success and active learning, and community engagement.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via the "Apply for position" button below. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure consideration, all materials must be submitted by June 2, 2018.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

USM is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Assistant or Associate Research Professor of Public Health