Open Rank Faculty in Implementation Science
The Wake Forest School of Medicine has made a considerable investment in a new Department of Implementation Science and will recruit five faculty, diverse in rank and discipline, into the department in the coming years. These individuals will be instrumental in operationalizing the vision and mission of the new department to become a national leader in dissemination and implementation research and to serve as a translational catalyst for our learning health care system. We seek creative and innovative faculty who are committed to the scholarship of how to efficiently and effectively implement programs, practices, and policies that lead to improved health and well-being. Faculty currently affiliated with the department reflect diverse training backgrounds, areas of research, and include clinical and population health scientists from internal medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, neurology, gynecology oncology, epidemiology, and social science and health policy. We have strengths in pragmatic, cluster randomized, and hybrid designs, implementation evaluation, informatics, mobile technologies, and provider and health system interventions. It is expected that Implementation Science faculty have joint appointments in clinical and non-clinical departments and be affiliated with one or more centers, including the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Systems Biology, The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Substance Abuse and Addiction, and the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease. While we are diverse in our disciplinary training, we share a commitment to making an impact on patients, communities, and policies through our research.
Key responsibilities and qualifications required to grow the department include, but are not limited to:
- Leading high-impact, collaborative research aligned with the vision of the department
- Strategic engagement and collaboration across the health system and beyond to achieve our mission to serve as a translational catalyst for our learning healthcare system
- Participation in the educational mission of our institution and department
- Represent the Department of Implementation Science on local (institutional), regional, and national professional committees, as deemed appropriate
- Dynamic, highly collaborative personality with an ability to work collaboratively across diverse settings, disciplines, and people
- Active research portfolio in dissemination and/or implementation science, with an expectation of independent funding commensurate with rank and experience
- Experience in conducting team-oriented research
- Exceptional methodological skills
- Strong commitment to teaching and mentoring graduate, post-graduate, junior faculty, and/or clinical investigators
- Advanced degree (e.g., PhD, MD, PharmD, JD)
Implementation Science joins three departments in our Division of Public Health Sciences: Epidemiology & Prevention, Social Sciences & Health Policy, and Biostatistics & Data Science. Public Health Sciences includes 250 individuals with more than 60 faculty comprising a large and diverse research portfolio. Wake Forest School of Medicine is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. With a population of about 250,000, residents enjoy four seasons, a reasonable cost of living, vibrant urban core, varied recreational opportunities, strong public/private schools, outstanding college/university systems, enthusiastic support for the arts, and close proximity to the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic coast beaches.
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.
Interested candidates may submit a single PDF consisting of their curriculum vitae and cover letter to: Lindsay Teague, Talent Acquisition, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at: Lindsay.Teague@wakehealth.edu or (336) 716-8393.