| Position Summary: |
The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC seeks an outstanding scholar with expertise in adolescent health to join the faculty as Research Assistant or Associate Professor. This position requires demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research. More senior candidates should also have a track record of external funding, and experiences mentoring doctoral students and/or junior faculty. Candidates should have a PhD, ScD or equivalent doctoral degree in Public Health, Psychology, or related field (i.e. medical sociology, social work, nursing, etc.) or may have a clinical background (i.e., MD, DO, RN, CRNP, etc.) with evidence of training in clinical research. The Division: The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers whose expertise span adolescent medicine, social epidemiology, pediatrics, internal medicine, and anthropology. The Division is home to the Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health, a medical clinic specializing in care for adolescents up to age 26. The mission of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of youth. We achieve our mission through conducting innovative, stakeholder-engaged research, providing accessible health care services for adolescents in the context of their family, culture and community, and offering interdisciplinary adolescent health care education for health professional trainees and practitioners. Our Division researchers hold more than $2 million dollars in NIH funding alone, with programs to understand disparities in adolescent health, promote adolescent health equity, and improve adolescent health outcomes. We are committed to engaging with youth in their communities as their allies and advocates, and we partner with experts in the community to reach these goals. Division researchers specialize in violence prevention, women's health, LGBT health, marginalized youth (e.g. system-based youth), mental health, and obesity. Areas of potential interests to the Division's growing research program include optimizing transitions to adult care, substance abuse prevention and intervention, young adult health (including college health), and health services research.
Application Process: This is a 12-month full-time position. Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Chief of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are asked to submit a CV, cover letter, description of their program of research, as well as a reflection on their fit with Division and University