UC Davis – Health Outcomes/Health Services Researcher and Director

Location: University of California, Davis Health, Sacramento, CA

The Department of Surgery and Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine seeks to recruit a full-time (1.0 FTE) academic position at the rank of Full Professor in the Regular (Ladder) series or Full Professor in the In-Residence series. This position is designed to attract someone willing and able to build, grow and lead Health Outcomes / Health Services Research / Clinical Epidemiology efforts. The successful candidate will report to the Chair of Surgery and to the Chair of Public Health Sciences.

The selected candidate will be the Director of the Department of Surgery’s Outcomes Research Group. The individual will work closely within the Department of Surgery and collaborate with other departments, research centers and institutes at UC Davis. The individual will lead the efforts to advance scholarship and practice related to areas such as surgical outcomes, healthcare access, quality, costs, patient-reported outcomes, health services research, health economics and/or clinical epidemiology. The individual will be expected to promote the educational mission by mentoring a diverse multidisciplinary team of investigators as well as participating in curriculum development for trainees and junior faculty. The successful candidate will have substantial opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and will be expected to build the Outcomes Research Group in a way that leverages the strengths of UC Davis in comparative effectiveness research, as well as the Department of Surgery’s core surgical clinical trials data coordinating center.

Applicants must be at the Full Professor level or near promotion to that level. They must also be able to demonstrate a record of scholarship and have evidence of successful extramural multidisciplinary funding. Experience working with physicians and leading teams is essential. Applicants must also have leadership experience at the Associate Director, co-Director or Director level. Cross appointments with other Divisions or Departments will be explored at the preference of the candidate (e.g., with the Division of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Public Health Sciences).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate 2 or more years of experience in generating and leading new clinical/population-based research studies; and have evidence of successful multidisciplinary funding, preferably NIH, AHRQ, PCORI or other equivalent federal, peer-reviewed agencies. Research focus should be in epidemiology (including clinical epidemiology, applied epidemiology and/or disease domain epidemiologic research, including a focus on health services research, big data analysis, comparative effectiveness research, and/or surgical outcomes).

Candidates must possess a master’s degree in Public Health (or equivalent), or a PhD in epidemiology; a PhD is preferred. Teaching, research, university and public service is required. The ability to manage and support post-doctoral scholars and other trainees is expected. All candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Salary and level of appointment will be based upon experience and qualifications.

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit:

  • https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02771
    by uploading a Letter of Interest outlining research, educational, and administrative experience; curriculum vitae with bibliography; statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact info of at least three professional references.
  • For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Matthew W. Mell, MD at: surgery.jobs@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

For full consideration applications must be received by: June 27, 2019

However, the position will remain open until filled, through: May 26, 2020

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis requires all candidates of ladder rank faculty tenured or security of employment searches to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

For Ladder Rank faculty only: UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

At UC Davis, a Work Life program has been in place since January 2003. A group of Faculty Advisors for Work Life was established in 2007 to help publicize and inform the faculty about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life/life changes. This group of advisors represents various academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on campus. The following summarizes the programs and updated UC Policy.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists, and in a few instances, members of the Senior Management Group.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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