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HIV Research Pillar Faculty, Rank: Assistant-to-Full Professor
Charles R. Drew University of Med & Sc Los Angeles, CA

HIV Research Pillar Faculty, Rank: Assistant-to-Full Professor

Charles R. Drew University of Med & Sc
Los Angeles, CA
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Summary:

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is a premier mission-driven university dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved and under-resourced communities through health professions education, biomedical and public health research, and compassionate care. The CDU HIV Research Pillar and Drew Center for AIDS Research, Education, and Services (Drew CARES) have a vibrant track record of HIV-related research, training, and service delivery.

In collaboration with the Urban Health Institute, the CDU HIV Research Pillar and Drew CARES seek to recruit two faculty members for appointment at the academic rank of Assistant-to-Full Professor. Faculty rank will be determined based on experience and review of dossier material submitted. Recruited faculty members will have opportunities for research collaboration and mentorship with the new UCLA-CDU Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). The CFAR mission is to stop HIV in Los Angeles County and beyond by engaging diverse researchers with multidisciplinary perspectives.

The University is seeking investigators whose work combines HIV prevention, treatment, and/or health services research with any one or more of the following areas: substance use disorders, mental health, trauma, clinical informatics, hepatitis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, or mobile technologies. We seek investigators with research experience and interest in domestic issues related to Black and Latino populations OR international issues related to prevention and treatment services in Sub-Saharan Africa. HIV clinicians are highly encouraged to apply.

All candidates should also demonstrate an interest and skill in teaching or mentorship, and a history of successful multi- and interdisciplinary research collaboration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain faculty responsibility and accountability for:
  • Developing and contributing to research and other scholarly activities
  • Participating in academic programs and committees, as well as other university service activities
  • Maintaining a teaching load as assigned to meet department/college instructional needs
  • Providing mentorship and opportunities for participation in research to students and residents

  1. Participate in the HIV Research Pillar/Drew CARES by:
  • Promoting external and internal positive relationships with departments on campus, and professional and community organizations
  • Attending internal, professional and community meetings
  • Mentoring and supporting affiliated junior faculty and fellows

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with recruitment of faculty and fellows
  • Participating in and supporting shared governance
  • Performing other related duties as assigned
  • Maintaining relationships with community partners

EDUCATION:

  • Conceptual and methodological expertise in an area of HIV-related research, with some combination of the following: health disparities, multi-level modeling, macro-social determinants of health, intervention/prevention development, bio-psychosocial influences, ubiquitous technologies, social network methods, implementation science, and health policy.
  • Candidates with a M.D., Ph.D., DrPH, or DNP from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., medicine, public health, psychology, sociology, anthropology, social/behavioral epidemiology, nursing, health services, behavioral economics, and health policy) are encouraged to apply. One position must be filled by an HIV clinician with the ability to obtain a CA medical license.

RANK AND TRACK:

  • Faculty rank will be determined based on experience and review of dossier material submitted.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS:

Junior level candidates:

  • Track record of research funding and experience with proposal development, management and statistical analysis.
  • Trajectory for independent original research and a commitment to translational research

Mid-Senior level candidates:

  • Strong track record of extramural funding
  • Established and active research agenda
  • Strong record of scholarship, with experience as a principal investigator for funded research studies (e.g., Federal, state or private)
  • Strong publication record
  • Evidence of national/international reputation
  • Interest and experience in mentoring and attracting additional junior research faculty
  • Senior-level candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong track record as independent investigators, graduate-level teachers, and providing leadership
  • Experience securing center grant funding preferred.

All candidates:

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Evidence of community outreach skills and/or engagement with communities
  • Experience in a shared governance environment
  • Experience providing mentorship and support to students and junior faculty
  • Experience teaching MPH, Nursing, Life Sciences, Physician’s Assistant or Medical residents and students.

COMPLEXITY:

  • The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Occasional stooping. Frequent standing. Constant walking, sitting, climbing, reaching high/low levels, finger movement, feeling, speaking clearly, hearing conversationally, and seeing far and near.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Occasionally required to work in confined space.

MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequent variety of unrelated tasks. Constant calculating, interrupted work, a variety of interrelated tasks, and use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity.

Special Requirements:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination: As a health professions institution of higher education, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science seeks to protect the health and safety of the University community. Accordingly, CDU will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all University students, faculty, and staff subject to limited exceptions and exemptions. The University vaccine requirement has been implemented consistent with federal and state law related to medical exemptions for students, faculty, and staff. Requests for disability and religious accommodations from faculty and staff will be evaluated consistent with the law and University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Compensation:

  • $120,000 - $150,000 annually

Position Status:

  • Full Time

EEO Statement: Charles R. Drew University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

Fair Chance Statement: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local “Fair Chance” laws.

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Charles R. Drew University of Med & Sc

1731 E. 120th Street

Los Angeles, CA
90059 USA

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Over a month ago

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