Job Description

A.T. Still University's School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Health. This position reports to the Chair of SOMA Department Public Health. The Professor will provide lectures in Epidemiology and Biostatistics courses and will provide assistance with the student Community Oriented Primary Care projects. The faculty member will course direct specific Public Health rotations as directed by the Department Chair. In addition, the faculty member will work on research projects with students, fellows and other faculty. These will include, but are not limited to, quality work that considers the range of personal, social, economic and environmental factors that influence health and well-being for vulnerable populations.

The Assistant/Associate Professor will be responsible for promotion of research and other scholarly activity through mentorship, instruction and leadership. There will not be any direct reports for this employee at the start. However, with grant projects this employee may have a supervisory role for different projects. The employee will supervise student work and will also mentor other faculty, staff and fellows in their research.

Job Duties Include:

  • Provide lectures in Epidemiology and Biostatistics/Preventive Medicine Courses. 
    • Provide lectures at the direction of the Department Chair.
    • Develop and implement innovative active learning group activities for the courses. 
  • Assist with student Community Oriented Primary Care projects. 
    • Work with student teams to develop projects.
    • Evaluate project proposals.
    • Review literature reviews/annotated bibliography
    • Work with students to develop improved research methods
    • Mentor specific project teams
    • Help students with IRB process
    • Help students develop evaluations of process and outcomes
    • Assist with evaluation of project data, qualitative and/or quantitative
    • Review student abstracts and help improve
    • Review and help improve student posters
    • Mentor students to improve presentation skills and readiness for national presentation(s)
  • Course direct specific Public Health rotations as directed by Department Chair 
    • Work with students to outline specific rotation objectives and competencies to achieve
    • Mentor students throughout rotation
    • Provide follow up as needed for future project development
    • Evaluate student performance
    • Track projects to develop database of Public Health rotation options, experiences, lessons learned and outcomes.
  • Work on research projects with students, faculty, fellows, staff and others
    • Mentor faculty, staff and students on individual research and scholarly projects. Meet regularly with individuals to mentor them through all aspects of project development. This includes formulating research questions, hypotheses and plans. Further help will be provided in developing methods and in project evaluation.
    • Mentor faculty and staff to help develop grant proposals and complete applications.
    • Develop templates and instructional aids for research proposals, literature reviews, case reports and other scholarly work.
    • Develop tools and best practices for research and other scholarly activity.
    • Promote the combination and coordination of the study and practice of primary care with public health.
    • Maintain records of scholarly activity and analyze data related to scholarly achievements.
    • Be an active member of the National Center for Community Health Research

A PhD in Public Health, Health Services or equivalent with at least one year of Post Doctoral training is required for this position.

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