The UConn School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding leader for the position, Chair of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care.
The Chair is expected to provide guidance and vision to an interdisciplinary department while performing as a researcher, a teacher in the department’s academic programs, and a faculty colleague and mentor.
Desired areas of expertise include but are not limited to health services research, public health, population health, epidemiology, public heath informatics, and health disparities. This position is ideal for an energetic individual with the leadership skills and vision required to foster the health and growth of a department with diverse disciplines that values educational and research excellence.
Faculty investigators engage in research on a wide range of topics including cancer epidemiology, substance use disorders, health services evaluation, health law and ethics, health behavior, public health dentistry, HIV/AIDS, and global health. The department is responsible for MPH and PhD programs in Public Health, as well as playing a significant role in the new medical and dental curriculums being currently implemented.
Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline, and have nationally recognized accomplishments in research, demonstrated capacity to secure extramural funding, commitment to training the next generation of public health and health care practitioners, significant experience in leading and fostering interdisciplinary groups, and ability to develop collaborations with public and private agencies. The successful candidate will be appointed at a rank of a tenured Associate or Full Professor.
The Chair of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care reports directly to the Dean of the UConn School of Medicine, and is responsible for oversight of all research, educational, and administrative activities in the department. The Chair will work to enhance the funded research portfolio of the department by supporting the professional development and mentoring of faculty, play a major role in institutional governance, and promote departmental and institutional financial integrity and diversity.
UConn Health is located in Farmington CT, is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is in an era of unprecedented growth. The campus is a core component of the Bioscience Connecticut initiative: a bold plan to strengthen Connecticut’s leadership in bioscience innovation