Faculty Professor Associate - Full-Time
Med-Orthopedic Surgery - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (23003807)
Assistant or Associate Professor
Clinical and/or Health Services Research
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery invites applications for a full-time, 12-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Requirements include an earned Ph.D. degree and a strong record in clinical and/or health services research.
Ph.D. in rehabilitation sciences with a minimum of one-year post-doctoral training.
Strong background in clinical and/or health services research and grant writing is mandatory.
Established evidence of funding to support clinical and/or health services research initiatives.
Proficient in quality improvement methods and clinical performance assessment and reporting.
Proficient in both quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
The qualified applicant will have expertise in clinical and/or health services research with an emphasis on research that demonstrates efficiency, effectiveness, value, and best practices for surgical and non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation for a variety of orthopaedic conditions including sports and degenerative knee conditions, spine, joint arthroplasty, shoulder, hip, hand/upper extremity, foot/ankle and/or musculoskeletal oncology. Qualified applicants are expected to have established evidence of funding to support the Department’s clinical and/or health services research initiatives funding. The individual should also be well versed in quality improvement methods and clinical performance assessment and reporting, particularly in terms of treatment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions. The successful candidate will be well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Peer-reviewed publication and grant funding record commensurate with rank is required.
The applicant is expected to develop an independently funded research program in an area of clinical and/or health services research that is relevant to surgical and non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation for a variety of orthopaedic conditions. Candidates must be willing to collaborate with clinical faculty for joint submission of funding applications. The applicant must be willing to train and mentor junior faculty, doctoral and post-doctoral students, residents, and fellows. The applicant will also provide service to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the School of Medicine, the University, and the professional community.
We are looking for candidates who can take full advantage of our established academic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery which is embedded in the University of Pittsburgh's Schools of Health Sciences with close partnerships to a world-class academic medical center, UPMC, as well as the UPMC Health Plan. Excellent opportunities exist for:
Developing an independently funded research agenda for patient-centered clinical and/or health services research that demonstrates the efficiency, effectiveness, value, and best practices for dissemination and implementation of surgical and non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation for a variety of orthopaedic conditions.
Collaborative research with nationally and internationally known clinicians who are leaders in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports or degenerative knee conditions, spine, joint arthroplasty, shoulder, hip, hand/upper extremity, foot/ankle and/or musculoskeletal oncology.
Developing and implementing mechanisms to optimize the collection of patient-centered outcome measures at the point of care across the UPMC Orthopaedic Service Line.
Developing strategies to analyze and interpret patient-centered outcomes to enhance shared decision-making, quality improvement and value-based care initiatives, and pragmatic clinical research.
Training and mentoring doctoral and post-doctoral students, junior faculty, residents, and fellows.
Working with our partners in the Schools of Health Sciences, UPMC Orthopaedic Service Line, and the UPMC Health Plan to investigate patient-centered outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of innovative practice models.
Academic rank [Assistant (0-5 years of experience) / Associate (6-9 years of experience)] is commensurate with prior academic achievements and experience. Application closing date N/A (open until filled). Salary commensurate with experience.
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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Required Attachments Curriculum Vitae