Essential Functions: Wayne State University (WSU), a leading urban research institution in Midtown Detroit that is Carnegie classified as a doctoral university of highest research activity and community engagement, is launching an exciting multidisciplinary hiring initiative in Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health. The intent of this initiative is to build on our existing strengths in applied research and teaching, engaging a wide range of academic disciplines in health, law, social sciences, arts, humanities, sciences, engineering and education.As part of this initiative, we will recruit up to 6 faculty with complementary research and/or curricular interests in the following two focus areas:1) Race, Ethnicity and Health Equity in Public Health and Community Health2) Strategies to address Health Equity in Urban Research SettingsThis posting is for the focus area of Strategies to address Health Equity in Urban Research Settings. There will be a separate posting for the other focus area.We seek candidates who are suitable for appointment as tenure-track or tenured faculty (open rank). They will be expected to integrate with departments and colleges/schools consistent with their area of expertise and shared interests, and engage in all aspects of the WSU academic mission including research, education and service. The primary tenure home and possible joint appointments will be determined in department(s) of school(s) or college(s) within WSU, based on the best fit for the candidate.Southeast Michigan has the largest population of Michigan residents and the worst health statistics in the state. Thus, there is a pressing need for research-informed approaches to assess the impact of these health care disparities in order to devise innovative approaches designed to promote health equity, reduce disease impact, and improve health outcomes in Detroit. Chronic physical and behavioral health issuesoften co-occur among those living in urban poverty, but 'siloed' systems of care impede best practices associated with integrated care. Using a uniquely interprofessional lens, we are seeking faculty members that will build on existing expertise and collaborations to conduct research that will promote health equity in our urban environment. Specifically, we envision that these faculty will: 1) Support the development ofnew approaches to data and cyber-physical systems; 2) Under gird the development of innovative strategiesto address the social and economic determinants of health (including the structural racial inequities that contribute to those determinants in the first place); and, 3) Test interventions to improve health outcomes inDetroit. Faculty hires in this focus area could be situated in one of the following schools/colleges: College of Nursing, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, School of Social Work or Law School.Responsibilities:Research, teaching, and service in the social sciences, arts and humanities, law, engineering, education or health in academic units within WSU that are consistent with the norms of the home units, as determined by chair(s) of departments and dean(s) of schools or colleges. Please see https://wayne.edu/about/schools/ for a list of schools and colleges within WSU.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution that aligns with research and curricula in the area of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health. Candidates must have a record of research or professional attainment, and if applicable, both teaching and service experience that merit appointment as a tenured or tenure track faculty. In addition, they should have:-Proven ability to work collaboratively with others;-Commitment to integrating and advancing the university's core values, mission and vision (please see http://strategicplan.wayne.edu for more information);-Excellence in scholarship and teaching that bridges disciplines;-Commitment to working with diverse populations andconversant in multicultural issues;-Commitment to fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and a history of developing and maintaining consensus and cohesiveness; and-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Internal Number: 76_207313
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.