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The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) seeks a candidate for a senior faculty appointment with expertise in maternal and child health. The successful candidate will hold a primary faculty appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in a relevant department, including but not limited to Family Medicine, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, or Population Health Sciences. Primary responsibilities will be to enhance and develop SMPH maternal and child health activities in research, education, clinical care, and community service; conduct independent research; teach medical and graduate students; and interact with community-based organizations on issues related to healthy birth outcomes with a focus on minority populations. The faculty member will provide leadership to the SMPH’s healthy birth initiative, the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF), an academic/community partnership aimed at eliminating disparities in infant mortality rates in the African American communities in southeastern Wisconsin. LIHF is a component of the School’s Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) dedicated to improving health through investments in research, education, and community partnerships (www.wphf.med.wisc.edu). Candidates will hold an MD degree and clinical credentials in a medical field that is relevant to maternal and child health and may also hold a graduate degree in epidemiology, population health, or public health. Pending approval by the University, a new endowed chair will be created in maternal and child health, which will be linked to this position.
To apply, submit a letter of interest referencing PVL# 73249/73250 and CV with three references by October 1, 2012 to: Senior Associate Dean and Search Committee Chair, Richard L. Moss, in care of Nancy Bintz, Administrative Assistant, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 4110, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705.