Professor- Population Health (Implementation Science)

Professor- Population Health (Implementation Science)

Professor- Population Health (Implementation Science)

Posting Date: 03/13/2024

Closing Date: 03/13/2025

Job Information/Description:

Professor- Population Health (Implementation Science)

SOM Department of Population Health
Population Health Faculty

Position Title:
Professor- Population Health (Implementation Science)

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Job Description Summary:
We welcome applications from individuals from a broad range of disciplines to join us in advancing implementation science to achieve health equity. The Department of Population Health was recently awarded an $11M Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Implementation Science for Health Equity (ISEC) with the goal of strengthening institutional, state, and national capacity in implementation and dissemination research. ISEC provides core services, pilot project grants, protected research time, and mentorship. ISEC’s mission is to eliminate health disparities across the life course through implementation science.

We seek a late Associate or full Professor to join the ISEC leadership. Successful candidates will be engaged in research on promoting health equity in any area of health or healthcare with an emphasis on implementing evidence-based interventions in relevant clinical or community settings. This is a 12-mos. tenure-track position and opportunities exist for joint appointments in other departments in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Kanas Medical Center (KUMC) campus in Kansas City as well as academic units of the University of Kansas main campus in Lawrence.

The Department of Population Health, located in the School of Medicine, provides a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment. While our faculty draw from different scholarly disciplines, we share a common goal of remediating health disparities across Kansas and beyond. In addition to a record of partnership with state and regional health authorities, department faculty have long-standing collaborations with many community and clinical partners in both urban and rural locations, providing a rich environment for impactful implementation science and community-engaged research. With faculty on three campuses – Kansas City, Wichita, Salina – the Department is the academic home for graduate education leading to the MHSA, MPH, MSCR, and PhD. In addition to ISEC, additional collaborating centers and institutional partners based at KUMC include:

• The University of Kansas Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center the statewide Kansas Cancer Registry, hosted by the Department since 1994

• The NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

• The Kansas Center for Rural Health

• NCATS-funded Frontiers Clinical & Translational Institute

• The University of Kansas Health System (TUKHS), an integrated healthcare system with hospitals and outpatient clinical sites throughout Kansas and more than 1 million patient encounters each year.

The Department of Population Health is committed to supporting work/life balance and to building a diverse faculty and staff the better to foster an intellectual community able to address the population health challenges of the communities we serve.

Job Description:

Required Qualifications

Education: Doctorate in a health-related field (e.g. nursing, medicine or public health; health-related behavioral or social sciences).

Work Experience:

• Record of implementation science-focused scholarship in peer-reviewed publications, appropriate to rank.

• Extramural funding for implementation science-focused research via participation in recent grants and/or contracts, appropriate to rank.

• Experience supervising and mentoring junior faculty, postdoctoral trainees and/or doctoral students.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience:

• Active principal Investigator R01-level funding of implementation science-focused projects.

• Expertise in team science, quality improvement, knowledge translation, and/or translational science.

• Experience teaching and/or designing courses relevant to implementation science.

Job Duties Outlined:

• Lead, collaborate on, or participate in ISEC research, training, and service activities appropriate to rank.

• Maintain an ongoing program of research and training, with external funding, appropriate to rank and expertise.

• Direct or contribute to graduate courses and curriculum development.

• Participate in the intellectual life of the Department and School of Medicine, via faculty committees and activities.

• Provide other services to the school, university, profession, and community, as appropriate.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Chair.

Required Documents:

• Resume/CV
• Cover Letter

If selected as a final candidate for this position, you may be required to complete the Association of American of Universities Representations and Warranties document and sign a release of records that will allow the University of Kansas Medical Center to conduct a further background check with former employers. A copy of the Representations and Warranties document can be found

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Coverage begins on day one for health, dental, and vision insurance and includes health expense accounts with generous employer contributions if the employee participates in a qualifying health plan. Employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and various additional voluntary insurance plans are available. Paid time off, including vacation and sick, begins accruing upon hire, plus nine paid holidays. One paid discretionary day is available after six months of employment, and paid time off for bereavement, jury duty, military service, and parental leave is available after 12 months of employment. A retirement program with a generous employer contribution and additional voluntary retirement programs (457 or 403b) are available.

Employee Type:

Time Type:
Full time

Application Instructions:

To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number JR006797.

Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:

The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at


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