The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC seeks an outstanding doctorally trained scholar with expertise in adolescent and young adult health, health services, or policy research to join the faculty as Assistant or Associate Professor. This position requires demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research. Candidates should have a PhD, ScD or equivalent doctoral degree in Public Health, Psychology, or related field (i.e. medical sociology, social work, nursing, etc.). The Division: The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers whose expertise span adolescent and young adult medicine, social epidemiology, pediatrics, internal medicine, and anthropology. The Division is home to the Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health, a medical clinic specializing in care for adolescents up to age 26. The mission of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of all youth. We achieve our mission through conducting innovative, stakeholder-engaged research, providing accessible health care services for adolescents in the context of their family, culture and community, and offering interdisciplinary adolescent health care education for health professional trainees and practitioners. Our Division researchers hold multiple federal and foundation grants, with programs to understand disparities in adolescent health, promote adolescent health equity, and improve adolescent health outcomes. We are committed to engaging with youth in their communities as their allies and advocates, and we partner with experts in the community to reach these goals. Division researchers specialize in violence prevention, women's health, LGBT health, marginalized youth (e.g. system-based youth), mental health, and obesity. Areas of potential interest to the Division's growing research program include optimizing transitions to adult care, substance abuse prevention and intervention, young adult health (including college health), and health services research. APPOINTMENT: This is a 12-month full-time position. Salary for the position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Inquires can be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Director of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are asked to submit a CV, cover letter, description of their program of research, as well as a reflection on their fit with the Division and University. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 18001925
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.