The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Department of Community Medicine seeks a new faculty member to join our department. The department is a deeply rooted, integral part of MUSM. For over thirty years, it has focused on training medical students to fulfill MUSMs mission of preparing healthcare professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural, medically underserved Georgia residents and communities. Emphasizing interactive and problem-based teaching strategies, our student-centered faculty provides a conceptual and practical foundation that equips graduates to be discerning consumers and innovative producers of knowledge across a variety of medical and community settings, as well as academic institutions. Through teaching, scholarship, and service, students and faculty work closely to have local, regional, national, and international impact.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • teaching and mentoring students regarding rural economic issues as well as within the MUSM curriculum
  • participating in the design, analysis, and interpretation of results from health-related datasets
  • supervising students on research projects and preceptor visits
  • preparing statistical information in support of research/study publications
  • writing methods and results sections of manuscripts and reports
  • presenting research findings to internal and external stakeholders
  • publishing scholarly or informational works
  • collaborating and working to strengthen relationships with others in the School of Medicine and all health disciplines across the university
  • engaging in efforts to acquire extramural funding and support
  • engaging with community organizations and agencies regarding service
  • opportunities and research in rural, medically underserved Georgia
  • performing service for the department, university, and profession
  • serving as a role model for professional development through his or her active participation in MFT and/or interdisciplinary professional organizations
  • serving as a role-model for interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships through service to the university and community

Candidates must:

  • hold a PhD in Economics, Health Policy, Statistics or a related field from an accredited college/university
  • have experience with rural economics-based research and statistical design and analysis

The ideal candidate will have:

  • knowledge of health economics and economic fundamentals
  • experience with statistical packages
  • teaching experience
  • ability to work well with others and design and supervise research projects, publish, and contribute to efforts to obtain extramural funding
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • experience presenting and communicating technical economic and statistical concepts to clinical and lay audiences
  • familiarity and/or experience with medical settings and culture
  • experience working with stakeholders and communities in rural, medically underserved Georgia

Background Check
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience

Required Documents
CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested candidates will need to complete a brief online application and submit a CV, letter of interest, and three letters of reference with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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