Professor | PHS-Social Sciences

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Professor
Job ID: 6489
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Physician and Faculty
Winston-Salem, NCPhysician and Faculty, Medical, Healthcare4/14/2014The Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy (SSHP), within the Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. The successful candidate will have the...

Job Description


The Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy (SSHP), within the Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to play a senior leadership role in a number of large, well-funded, national studies on aging, cognition, and psychosocial and behavioral factors in disease development and progression. Further, s/he will have access to large databases for manuscripts and ancillary study development, and will be working with an outstanding and nationally recognized team of social, behavioral and medical scientists, epidemiologists and biostatisticians within a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. The Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy in the Wake Forest School of Medicine is recognized as a national leader in research on aging, cognition and dementia as well as biopsychosocial and behavioral models of health and disease. The Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) has over 50 faculty and 250 staff in three departments: Social Sciences and Health Policy, Epidemiology and Prevention, and Biostatistical Sciences. PHS is highly ranked nationally in NIH research funding among medical school departments of public health and preventive medicine. Opportunities for joint appointments are dependent on the areas of interest and expertise of the candidate.

Applicants should have a PhD, ScD, DrPH or MD. Additional training/experience in aging research and the behavioral sciences is required. Further, we are seeking candidates with experience in population-based observational studies and/or randomized clinical trials. A demonstrated history of building and leading collaborative and multidisciplinary research teams is critical. A successful record of extramural funding, strong publication record, excellent written and oral communication skills, and evidence of leadership at the national level are required. Expertise in psychosocial and behavioral factors in chronic diseases, health promotion, cognition, and women's health are desirable but not required.

The Wake Forest School of Medicine is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home of a vibrant arts community and with a population of over 500,000 in the Piedmont Triad area. Visit http://www.cityofws.org/for more information about Winston-Salem.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of research interests to Dr. Sally A. Shumaker c/o Monica Kiger mkiger@wakehealth.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy and the Division of Public Health Sciences, please visit: https://www.phs.wakehealth.edu/public/home.cfm.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff.

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