Health Services Researcher (Tenure-Track) – PVL: 92337

Degree and area of specialization:

PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:   

Strong candidates for this position will have research interest and experience in health services research, community based research or primary care research. A proven track record of pursuing and obtaining extramural funds would be of benefit to an applicant, as would experience in leading research teams in the conduct of health services, community, or primary care research. This position is available to researchers in the beginning of their career or can be modified for a mature experienced researcher who is ready for a leadership role.

Academic credentials appropriate to the selected faculty rank are necessary, with the associate and full professor rank requiring the applicant to meet criteria for tenure at UW Madison.

Licensure:  MDs must be board eligible or board certified for the Wisconsin medical license

Principal Duties

The UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) seeks a candidate to join a leading family medicine research department as a faculty researcher. This faculty member will have responsibilities that include research, teaching various learners include medical students, residents, fellows and others in clinical and research settings, as well as clinical care responsibilities if an MD.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of a departmental community health initiative designed to bridge the gap between academic medicine, the health care delivery system and the community. S/he will join a group of DFMCH faculty who conduct research in focus areas such as alcohol, substance abuse, obesity prevention, complementary and alternative medicine, health care literacy, and primary care services.

This candidate will direct community research efforts in the DFMCH Office of Community Health. This statewide office is responsible for integrating community health into the Department mission areas of research, education, and clinical services. The successful candidate may provide consultative support and expertise for statewide DFMCH faculty and stakeholders regarding community research and evaluation methods. S/he will facilitate research connections between DFMCH and community partners, including through UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Community-Academic Partnership (ICTR-CAP).

There are excellent opportunities to collaborate with a group of health services researchers within the department, across the Madison and the UW System Campuses, the State Department of Health Services, and Wisconsin communities through the Department’s Statewide Clinical Campus. This includes opportunity to work with partners in the UW Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Collaborative Center for Health Equity and to partner with the Milwaukee Center for Urban and Population Health. Extensive resources to support health services research are available through the department and the ICTR Health Innovation Program as well as the Wisconsin Partnership Program.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research, education, and service missions of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the University. He or she will be expected to pursue and secure independent funding and continue/develop a robust health services research program in collaboration with other DFMCH faculty and scientists or faculty across the University System, as well as leaders from Wisconsin communities. Depending on prior experience, the faculty member will be expected to provide research mentoring to junior faculty and fellows. The candidate will meet regularly with research team members to develop and submit grant proposals for external funding, oversee grant activities, supervise and participate in data collection and analysis, and examine project results, develop human subjects protocols, collaborate in the preparation and writing of progress reports and publications, and in the presentation of the research project at local, regional and national meetings. The faculty will be expected to participate in professional, public and university service and faculty governance appropriate to the faculty rank and carry leadership responsibilities.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy Listing (PVL) #92338; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two Position Vacancy Listings allows the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with both CHS faculty credentials and Tenure Track faculty credentials.

PVL #:  92337

To apply, submit a letter of interest outlining relevant experience and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references on our job application site. Positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Sheena Frydrych
Physician Recruiter


The UW-Madison is an EO/AA employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Wisconsin caregiver and open records laws apply. A background check will be conducted prior to employment.