ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, West Virginia University

05 Oct 2016 11:57 AM | SAVIR Executive Office

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, INJURY PREVENTION
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC)
Injury Control Research Center (ICRC)


West Virginia University (WVU), invites applications for an Associate Professor to serve as core faculty in the WVU Injury Control Research Center (ICRC). WVU’s ICRC is 1 of only 10 such CDC-funded centers, nationwide, with its primary mission to advance the science and practice of injury prevention and control through research, education, outreach and service.


The ICRC, though an entity within the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) at WVU (http://home.hsc.wvu.edu/), is housed at an off-campus facility in Morgantown, West Virginia. Within the HSC, the ICRC is currently co-sponsored by the Schools of Medicine and Public Health with its Director reporting to the Vice President and Executive Dean for the Health Sciences Center. The ICRC maintains a focus on outcomes affecting the populations of West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region with a broader goal of serving as a national resource for injury prevention programs. WVU’s ICRC maintains an active portfolio of projects addressing drug overdoses and poisonings, suicide prevention, interpersonal and intimate partner violence, motor-vehicle-related injuries, and falls among the elderly.


As core faculty at the ICRC, the selected candidate will contribute to the ICRC’s research, education and outreach activities. The selected candidate will be expected to provide leadership for assessing implementation of injury prevention programs, conduct original research in the candidate’s area of expertise, disseminate research findings through publication and presentation and teach at the graduate or undergraduate level (pending appointment within an appropriate academic department). Additional information on the research, education and outreach activities of the ICRC, and our affiliated faculty members can be found at: http://publichealth.hsc.wvu.edu/icrc/home/


Qualified applicants will hold a PhD, MD or other terminal degree with at least five years of experience in injury prevention by the time of appointment. Experience and interest in other areas of injury research will also be considered. Advanced expertise in the areas of implementation or translational science is desired. Applicants with advanced knowledge in Implementation Science and expertise in these focus areas are encouraged to apply. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level with advanced knowledge in Implementation Science and injury prevention research may be considered.


This position is being supported through collaboration with the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI). WVCTSI and its partners are recipients of an NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) award to build clinical and translational research infrastructure to address improvement of health outcomes in West Virginia. Additional information on the WVCTSI is available at: http://www.wvctsi.org.


WVU is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with approximately 22,500 undergraduates plus 6,600 graduate and professional students. The HSC includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health. Patient care facilities include a 460-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest.


Review of applications will commence upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should apply at: jobs.wvu.edu with a cover letter of interest, current CV and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references. If you have any questions regarding this position/process, please feel free to contact Carol Smith, Executive Recruiter at cbsmith@hsc.wvu.edu or 304-293-4512.


WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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