Multiple Open Rank, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Leading the way as an Academic Learning Health System, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) founded the nation’s first-ever dedicated Department of Implementation Science and launched an innovative Program in Health Services Research. Together within the Division of Public Health Sciences, they are translational catalysts for the adoption, integration, and sustainability of evidence-based practices in real-world settings. We aim to improve healthcare access, quality, and value with an overarching commitment to health equity.

To bolster our commitment to growing our Academic Learning Health System during this phase of unprecedented growth and evolution, we will recruit over 40 new research-intensive faculty, including several implementation scientists and/or health services researchers who are interested in research-to-practice translation in partnership with a multi-state health system and a diverse patient population. Candidates with strong methodological expertise in the areas of economic evaluation, de-implementation, pragmatic trials, cluster randomized trials, organizational theory and behavior, human factors engineering, analysis of large datasets, dissemination research, and learning health systems are of particular interest.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lead in a multidisciplinary setting with experience facilitating cross-departmental and/or cross-institutional research
• Evidence of obtaining extramural research funding commensurate with rank
• Exceptional methodological skills
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Terminal degree

The Division of Public Health Sciences includes 69 faculty and 225 staff in four vibrant academic departments: Social Sciences and Health Policy, Implementation Science, Biostatistics and Data Science, and Epidemiology and Prevention. The Division has consistently ranked in the top 10 of NIH funding for organizations of its type, with $30M in total extramural funding in FY2021.

WFUSM is home to nationally and internationally recognized research in Alzheimer’s Disease, Aging and Mobility, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Cancer, Neurosciences, and Regenerative Medicine. There will be opportunities to collaborate with faculty across multiple disciplines and become members of one or more of our nationally recognized centers, including, among others: The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Office of Cancer Health Equity, Center for Healthcare Innovation, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Center for Addiction Research, Center for Vaccines at the Extremes of Aging, Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, etc. Research excellence, coupled with a robust informatics data infrastructure, clinically integrated implementation science efforts, and a firm commitment to the promotion of health equity, renders the WFUSM a rich environment for breakthroughs in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and improvements in quality of life.

WFUSM is a U.S. News and World Report top 50 ranked medical school, integrated with a world-class health system, Atrium Health. Our Enterprise serves over 7 million patients in seven states across the Southeastern United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Atrium Health brings together four regional health systems that operate 40 hospitals and more than 1400 care locations. Our academic core, WFUSM, has over $300M in annual, extramural funding that drives a cutting-edge Academic Learning Health System by integrating innovative research with excellent patient care across our enterprise. Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improving health, elevating hope, and advancing healing – for all.

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae and cover letter to Kassie Walters at
kaswalte@wakehealth.edu.