Founding Director, Program in Preventive Rheumatology at the Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University in Illinois

Date Posted January 24, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Faculty Opening
Founding Director, Program in Preventive Rheumatology at the Feinberg School of Medicine


The Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is dedicated to accelerating innovation at the interface of medicine and public health and achieving measurable improvements in health for patients and populations. IPHAM is seeking a Director of a new program in Preventive Rheumatology to establish credibility and spark interest in this emerging field of study.  Supported by the Chang-Lee Family Professorship in Preventive Rheumatology, the program has initiated its activities on July 26, 2013 with an all-day Preventive Rheumatology Symposium, the goal of which is to advance research activities that will lead to increased community and clinical efforts to prevent the various forms of rheumatic disorders and their painful and costly consequences.  
IPHAM seeks a faculty member at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, who is committed to a career of preventive rheumatology research. Candidates must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research, work collaboratively as members of interdisciplinary teams, and obtain peer-reviewed research funding. Ideal candidates should have proven leadership and innovation in the field of preventive rheumatology and a commitment to the mission of IPHAM with the ability to attract additional independent investigators to the Program.  It is expected that the chosen candidate will have a primary appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine and a secondary appointment in the Rheumatology Division of the Department of Medicine. Appointment will be full-time with an initial term of three to five years. Salary will be negotiable and commensurate.
Successful candidates will be expected to pursue an externally-funded research agenda while collaborating with interdisciplinary scholars across IPHAM, as well as other departments, divisions, institutes, centers, and programs across Northwestern University. IPHAM is primarily located at the Feinberg School of Medicine, on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University, and is designed to harmonize with Northwestern University’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.
Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) references, and a letter outlining interest in the position and research interests, to: Letters may be addressed to Dr. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD/DrPH.
Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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