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Professor/Associate Professor (Non Tenure Track) AD-0601- (SOM) Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health

Position Deleted on 4/15/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bethesda, MD
Faculty - Health - Public and Environmental Health
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$83,448 to $295,689 USD Per Year
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) F. Edward H├ębert School of Medicine (SOM) is the Nation's Federal school of medicine and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during periods of peace and war.

The University is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health (NCDMPH). The incumbent will serve as a faculty member (Professor/Associate Professor) and as the Director of NCDMPH. In addition to performing academic and scholarly activities (i.e., teaching, research, etc), the incumbent will be responsible for planning, establishing, managing, and maintaining the Joint Program in Disaster Medicine and Public Health under the guidance of the Federal Education and Training Interagency Committee and the strategic plan of the University.

The NCDMPH was established in 2008 under Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 21, paragraph 38. The Center serves the U.S. Government as an academic home to lead Federal efforts for the development and dissemination of core curricula, skills, knowledge and abilities, and for research on education and training strategies in the fields of disaster medicine and public health. The work of the NCDMPH encompasses multiple professions and specialties. The NCDMPH is uniquely authorized to communicate and coordinate this educational strategy across Federal executive agencies and to state, local and tribal entities, academia and the private sector. Through its efforts, the NCDMPH seeks to prepare the nation for natural and man-made disasters and other catastrophic public health events.

The NCDMPH is hosted by the Department of Defense at the USU -- the Nation's only Federal health sciences university in Bethesda, Maryland, and receives oversight and guidance through the Federal Education and Training Interagency Group for Public Health and Medical Disaster Preparedness and Response (FETIG) authorized under the provisions of HSPD 21, Paragraph 37. The Center receives multiagency Federal support. The FETIG has charged the Center with a five part Academic Joint Program in Disaster Medicine and Public Health which includes workforce analysis, the development of appropriate competences, the creation of model curricula, the evaluation of educational effectiveness and service as a national resource for authoritative information.

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Qualifications Requirements: A minimum of an earned M.D., or Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a health related field plus extensive experience in disaster response (in international, national, or local settings) related to medical matters and intervention. Special board certification (i.e., American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine, etc) for specific field specialization is highly desirable.

The position requires substantial experience in graduate or medical school teaching, educational administration, research and development, budget administration, and personnel management; expertise and experience as reflected by a significant teaching, policy, and clinical experience and publications in critically reviewed scientific journals (or equivalent publication in non scientific field) appropriate to the incumbent's scholarship; active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the area of specialization; demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities and qualifications as well as the ability to develop consensus decisions; and exceptional written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Professor or Associate Professor levels in accordance with USUHS academic guidelines.

This appointment shall be as Professor or Associate Professor and as the Director of NCDMPH and will be in the tenure ineligible track. The candidate shall be appointed to the appropriate SOM department based on his/her academic qualifications and/or clinical specialty. The assignment as the Director of NCDMPH is an assignment to an administrative position. This assignment is not a continuous appointment and as such the incumbent serves at the pleasure of his or her immediate supervisor(s).

Candidates must be a US citizen and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a background investigation and a pre-employment drug test and will be subject to random drug testing. If the selectee fails to meet the requirements of the required background investigation or fails the drug test, the tentative offer of employment will be rescinded, or if employment has started, the selectee may be discharged from the Federal service.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter containing a description of research, teaching, and administrative experience and a curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a bibliography and the names and contact information of _3__ references to the below address. Applicants must specify in their cover letter or CV the academic rank for which they are applying.
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.
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