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Job Title: Faculty Research Associate
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Organization: East Tennessee State University
Posted: 3/1/2023
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 3
Location: Johnson City,  TN    USA
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and comprehensive benefits.
Position Description: The Department of Health Services Management and Policy at the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health is recruiting for three (3) full-time Faculty Research Associate (12-month, non-tenure track) positions to support and advance its growing research programs. These faculty positions will be affiliated with the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women’s Health. A multi-year research grant funds the positions focused on reducing unintended pregnancy and expanding access to reproductive health services. The positions are ideal for researchers interested in advancing the science around reproductive and maternal health care and policy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and collaborating on analyses of quantitative and qualitative data; development and implementation of analytic strategy; management of datasets; the application of appropriate research methods; interpretation of findings; and maintaining effective communication with project leaders and key partners. This position will contribute to research planning and dissemination of findings. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of investigators, staff, and research assistants. Candidates with demonstrated skills or potential in MCH, reproductive health, and/or evaluation research will be given priority.

In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to support and advance the department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to engage in activities that address diversity and equal opportunity including professional development and mentoring of diverse professionals and students.

East Tennessee State University is a Doctoral Research-Intensive university with more than 14,000 students. ETSU is located in the Johnson City metropolitan area, an economic and healthcare hub in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The region surrounding the university is home to beautiful rivers, mountain streams, State and National Parks, excellent public and private schools, and a wide variety of cultural offerings.

The Department of Health Services Management and Policy is a diverse department with wide- ranging faculty expertise and a growing portfolio of research and academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The CEPH-accredited College of Public Health is home to five departments and several research centers and institutes. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with four other health-related colleges within ETSU Health, the Mountain Home VA Medical Center, and the region’s public health and healthcare systems.

ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities •Knowledge and experience in quantitative research and evaluation methodologies for the social sciences. •Knowledge and experience in qualitative research and evaluation methodologies for the social sciences. •Demonstrated ability to use SAS, STATA, or R statistical software packages for data management and analysis. •Demonstrated ability to manage large datasets with data management best practice methods. •Demonstrated proficiency in scientific and technical writing and program evaluation. •Ability to work independently. •Ability to prepare manuscripts and evaluation reports for publication and dissemination. •Ability to coordinate multiple resources and tasks. •Possess strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills. •Ability to work productively with multiple audiences including faculty, staff, and students. •Demonstrated ability to work as an essential member of a highly functioning and diverse research team.

Required Qualifications •Doctoral degree in public health/social sciences, statistics, or a related field, or, Master’s degree with 2 – 3 years of work experience managing and supporting public health research or evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications •Record of scientific publications or presentations. •Previous experience in a university environment.

These positions may have the opportunity for remote work.

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East Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO employer.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 6/1/2023
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Contact Name: AnnMarie Hash,  Faculty Research Associate
Contact Location:

Johnson City   TN  37614
United States
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  Johnson City   TN  37614
  United States
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How to Apply: For job posting purposes, the closing date indicates June 1, 2023. HOWEVER, THESE POSITIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

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