The mission of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is to support the readiness of America’s Warfighter and the health and well-being of the military community by educating and developing uniformed health professionals, scientists, and leaders; by conducting cutting-edge, military-relevant research, and by providing operational support to units around the world.
The Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB) invites highly qualified applicants to apply for the position of Associate or Full Professor (non-tenure track). This position is located in the USU, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (SOM), Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB), in the Division of Health Services Administration. The incumbent will serve as a faculty member in PMB, and as the Operations Director in support of the Office of the Dean, SoM.
Duties: Serves as Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, and as such is responsible for teaching, research, scholarly activities, and administrative assignments, and if qualified, direct patient care activities as directed.
In coordination with other faculty members of the department, assists in planning and development of curriculum in a manner so as to integrate the student's knowledge of health system science with health policy formulation. Participates in the development and organization of specific courses of study which provide practical experience in learning fundamentals of health policy, health economics, and healthcare administration and their application to the health system. Oversees groups of graduate students, medical students, interns, residents and postdoctoral graduate assistants at the tutorial level in the laboratory. Responsible for teaching new research techniques, use of appropriate software and equipment, and statistical and analytical procedures. Prepares materials for presentation, provides daily oversight, and reviews student performance. Prepares and presents lectures in their area of major expertise to the entire student body.
Actively participates in daily research work and is responsible for data review and analysis from individuals within his/her area of responsibility. Participates in investigational, research and developmental projects, directs experimental activities, evaluates data, draws conclusions, and publishes results. Reviews and critiques research and developmental areas, and develops, monitors, and evaluates contractual research and development arrangements. Serves as research advisor to graduate students in field of expertise, assists in planning programs, setting objectives, evaluating progress, etc.
Performs patient care activities including all appropriate technical clinical procedures, and oversees all patient care services performed by medical students, residents, and staff in area of expertise as directed.
Writes and edits for publication, texts, articles, monographs and other materials for use in the source of study and for research purposes.
Serves on major standing committees, and prepares staff reports and policy analysis as required. Leverages knowledge in health policy and health systems to develop policy proposals and monographs to improve the Military Health System and the Uniformed Services University. Represents the University at professional gatherings, delivers lectures, and participates in meetings and panel discussions at other institutions. Maintains professional contacts with other medical schools and professional organizations throughout the country to locate and exchange information of mutual interest.
Responsible for ascertaining the availability of logistics support.
Operations Director. The incumbent will also serve as the SoM Operations Director to support the Office of the Dean, SoM. The incumbent is responsible for evaluating and improving SoM’s fiscal and budget management assets, execution of manpower actions, as well as measurement of the efficient utilization of the School’s space resources. The incumbent will work with the Dean, SoM, Chief of Staff (CoS), SoM, Chairs, Departments, and Centers to identify metrics to measure their progress toward their goals and will work to facilitate generation of data to measure the productivity of the SoM and its faculty and staff. The incumbent will work and coordinate with University administrative support organizations and non-profit partners to generate accurate data to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of SoM operations. The incumbent will document and organize activities and identify and resolve problems to ensure effective operations. Also, to help facilitate the efficient execution of the SoM mission, the incumbent’s functions will include, but are not limited to:
a. Work and coordinate with and assist the CoS, Department Chairs, staff, or Administrative Officers with: preparing the operating budget, monitoring cash flow and expenditure plans, endowment management, and grant and contract management; developing hiring plans and working with civilian human resources to ensure proper hiring practices are followed; and effective resource management and evaluation of unit productivity
b. Develop processes and monitors the effectiveness of financial and administrative policies and procedures related to the mission and goals of the SoM.
c. Work with departments and centers to set goals for performance and growth. Establishes policies and procedures which cultivate a SoM culture of accountability to metrics to enhance value for the federal investment.
d. Work with the SoM Space Committee to create metrics for fair, efficient, and creative space management to leverage this asset for maximum utility for the School.
e. Work with the Associate Dean for Clinical Research, finance, and contracting to reduce the administrative hurdles to Grant Submission and utilization of awarded funds.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification Requirements: Requires a minimum of an earned doctoral level degree (MD, DO, PhD, EdD or equivalent health science doctorate) from an accredited university.
The position requires: substantial experience in graduate school teaching, educational administration, financial, personnel, and/or executive management; research and development expertise and experience as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals as appropriate to their research, and active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the PMB; knowledge and experience in conducting studies or reviews, using qualitative and quantitative techniques to evaluate and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; analytical skill in evaluating and developing organizational policies, programs, and objectives; and exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills to prepare and provide presentations, lectures, publications, and/or reports, to teach and to represent University at meetings or public forums.
The candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the academic rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor in accordance with SoM and USU academic policies.
The following knowledge and/or experience is highly desirable: knowledge or experience working in or with a Federal or DoD health or medical organization or academic institution.
The faculty appointment is in the tenure ineligible track.
Candidates qualified to perform patient/clinical care responsibilities of the position will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing requirements under the USUHS Drug-Free Workplace Program. Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.
The incumbent will be required to travel to various sites within and outside the Washington metropolitan area to perform work and/or training activities as directed.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.
Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.
Executive Order (EO) 14043, dated September 9, 2021, “Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Instruction to Candidates: To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying or all academic ranks. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Interested parties should submit a letter of application which includes a description of their research interest, teaching experience, a curriculum vitae and the names of three individuals who can act as professional references (Note that applicants will be notified prior to USU making contact with the references they have provided) to:
Maria Leonora Smith
Administrative Officer, DoD Civilian
Department of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
The Uniformed Services University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.