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University of Utah Epidemiologist/Health Services Research Scholar in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Epidemiologist/Health Services Research Scholar

Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin As soon as possible

Details

Epidemiologist / Health Services Research Scholar; Tenure Line

University of Utah Health – School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry seeks to recruit a scholar of international distinction in epidemiology and/or health services research for a position as a full Professor in the tenure line. The appointee will design, lead and conduct studies focused on understanding (1) the effects of oral health on overall health, particularly in relation to chronic systemic disease and to aging; (2) patterns of oral health and disease in populations over time, and (3) the outcomes of oral care interventions per se.

Now in its sixth year, the University of Utah School of Dentistry is the first new dental school within a research-intensive university health science center in the US in recent decades. An integral element of University of Utah Health, the School has an already robust and rapidly-growing clinical network primarily focused on care for the under-served; a strong research program in several areas of distinction; and an outstanding predoctoral dental program and general practice residency.

The School is well-positioned to foster high impact epidemiological and health services research. As part of recent Medicaid expansion in Utah, the School is charged with assuring that expansion enables access to oral care for more than 50,000 adult patients throughout Utah. The School is unique in that it uses an integrated electronic health record (Epic, including the Wisdom module) that allows ready access to complete general and oral health information for thousands of patients. The Utah Population Database, the largest medical record database in the world available for public health research, is linked to the University’s health and payer records. Collectively, and in combination with the School’s clinical network, this capability creates a unique research opportunity in all areas of health outcomes that may be related to oral care.

A research team based in the School of Dentistry recently demonstrated dramatic and positive effects in outcomes in treatment for individuals in substance use disorder programs when they also receive comprehensive oral care. Building on this early success, the appointed scholar will have rich opportunities for research collaboration both inside the School and throughout the University. The UU School of Medicine (in particular, the Department of Population Health Sciences) and the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health each house care outcomes research scholars of distinction. University of Utah Health brings research scholars from these disciplines and others together through several administrative groupings and structures.

The School has dedicated space and resources available to support the creation of a research team. The appointee will be expected to devote the majority of their time to the development and oversight of an extramurally-funded research program focused on oral health outcomes. In addition, the appointee will also contribute to didactic instruction in epidemiology, health services research, care outcomes research, and related fields for predoctoral students and dental residents.

Candidates should submit current curriculum vitae along with a cover letter that summarizes teaching, research, and scholarly experiences. http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/95692

Inquires may be directed to:

Glen R. Hanson, DDS , PhD

Vice Dean & Professor of Pharmacology

School of Dentistry

glen.hanson@hsc.utah.edu

Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We have a singular opportunity in this new School to define the future

of our institution and our profession!

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or status as a Protected Veteran. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination policy or to request disability accommodation, please contact:

Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801)581-8365.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Candidates should submit current curriculum vitae along with a cover letter that summarizes teaching, research, and scholarly experiences. http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/95692

Inquires may be directed to:

Glen R. Hanson, DDS , PhD

Vice Dean & Professor of Pharmacology

School of Dentistry

glen.hanson@hsc.utah.edu

Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Open Date 07/22/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02288F

Type Faculty