Professor/Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine

Michigan, United States
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

Email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, including evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least three current references with contact information to:

Job Summary

The Center for Clinical Outcomes Development and Application (CODA) within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time, mid-level tenure track faculty member with expertise in measurement (patient reported outcomes, standardized testing). CODA's research portfolio includes funding from federal, industry and non-profit organizations, and includes collaborations across Michigan Medicine, as well as over 18 academic institutions nationwide. CODA is designed to provide expert consultation for measurement selection and application to evaluate clinical questions and interventions, to develop new measures using state-of-the-art methods that maximize measurement validity, precision, sensitivity, efficiency, and clinical relevance, and to utilize novel measurement systems and strategies to inform the creation and refinement of interventions to improve the HRQOL of those we care for.

This faculty member will work closely with Dr. Noelle Carlozzi (Director), as the co-Director and will help increase the international profile of this center. The successful candidate will help execute CODA’s mission to achieve excellence in measurement development, selection, and application to improve clinical health research and care. Interest and skills in measurement (i.e., test development and/or application) including an understanding of classical test theory and item response theory is imperative, although the specific area of focus can be adapted to individual strengths. Several areas of programmatic interest will receive special consideration: health services research, research study design (including clinical trials), statistical modeling and inference. The ideal candidate will have a track-record of success securing extramural funding.

The University of Michigan is a vibrant research community, with experts in many related disciplines. CODA is located within the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) at the North Campus Research Complex. IHPI is the nation’s leading university-based institute of health services researchers evaluating how healthcare works and how it can be improved, and advising policy makers to inform change. This setting will provide the faculty member in this position with many opportunities to build cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must hold an MD or PHD degree. Evidence of scholarly ability (record of successful acquisition of external funding, publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific meetings) and competence in teaching is expected. Command of statistical software such as SPSS and SAS is also required.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor /Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan offers attractive, comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with rank and experience. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

There is no specific deadline. The position will remain open until an ideal candidate is identified and hired.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.