Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor of Social Medicine

Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor of Social Medicine
Department of Social Medicine
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Heritage College)
Ohio University

The Department of Social Medicine (Athens campus) is seeking applicants for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor (i.e., open rank) to strengthen the research of the Diabetes Institute (DI) and the Department of Social Medicine. DI is undergoing an expansion involving numerous enhancement and development initiatives over the next decade, including building new facilities and hiring additional faculty members to complement and expand the research activities of DI scientists. DI’s overarching mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by diabetes and related diseases through innovative basic and translational research, progressive clinical care, transformative education and impactful community outreach. Preference will be given to individuals who perform research that will strengthen DI’s research focus in population health and health policy at the local, national, and/or international levels in the areas of diabetes and obesity (detailed information about DI can be found at www.ohio.edu/diabetes). The successful candidate will hold a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Social Medicine at the Athens campus, a multi-disciplinary department comprised of social scientists who study global health, gerontology, maternal child health, history of medicine, health policy, the social determinants of health, and epidemiology. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidates will be to maintain an externally-funded research program that complements DI’s team-based approach to science and to participate in collaborative multidisciplinary research projects in partnership with other units at OU-HCOM, Ohio University, and with our national and international partners. The successful candidates will also be expected to deliver social medicine lectures on selected topics and/or facilitate small groups.
Full Professor applicants must have a strong record of accomplishment in social science research, current NIH or other extramural funding, and a demonstrated commitment to education of medical and graduate students.

A Ph.D. in public health sciences or related social sciences, such as anthropology, epidemiology, health communications, health policy, public health, sociology, some teaching experience, and evidence of an active research agenda are required. Experience conducting population health, epidemiology or health policy research internationally is desirable. Salary will be commensurate with experience and accompanied by an excellent benefits and start-up package. Information about the Department of Social Medicine can be found at http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/som/. For further information about DI, please contact the Executive Director, Darlene Berryman, Ph.D., R.D., at berrymad@ohio.edu. For further information about the Department of Social Medicine, please contact the Associate Department Chair, Gillian Ice, Ph.D., MPH at iceg@ohio.edu.

Ohio University is a public university with a main campus located in Athens, Ohio. Founded in 1804, it is the oldest university in the Northwest Territory and the ninth oldest public university in the United States. The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Central Ohio Extension Campus is located minutes from downtown Columbus in Dublin, Ohio. Columbus is home to a multitude of world-class medical and health resources, businesses, academic institutions, and diverse cultural and recreational opportunities. In fall 2015, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will open an extension campus in Cleveland (HCOM-Cleveland Clinic) in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic. The extension campuses will both increase access to health care for underserved urban populations and broaden research opportunities for Social Medicine faculty. In addition to a full complement of medical school faculty and staff, student support services and other amenities, students, faculty and staff at this campus have complete access to all the facilities, resources and programs of OU-HCOM and Ohio University in Athens.
For full consideration, please complete the online application at https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/11976 along with a curriculum vitae, and an explicit cover letter specifying research interests and goals by December 5, 2014. For references, please provide contact details for a minimum of three professional references who will be solicited electronically to provide a reference letter via a unique quicklink. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. We anticipate the positions to begin as early as July 1, 2015. Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Gillian H. Ice, Ph.D., M.P.H. (iceg@ohio.edu) for further information regarding this announcement.
Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.