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Professor, Public Policy and Reproductive Health (Cluster Hire)

Posted: 8/5/2018 (Employment)

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to develop and maintain an energetic, cutting-edge, highly visible research program; advise graduate and post-graduate research; develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program; and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the management and implementation of reproductive health and social policy, or develop new courses in their area of expertise, as appropriate. Reproductive health includes, but is not limited to public policies surrounding fertility, birth control, in-utero health, post-partum health and early childhood development, as they affect health disparities, whether due to geography, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, or program delivery and health equity.

The Reproductive Equity Cluster:
This position is part of the Reproductive Equity Cluster, which was developed in order to build cross-disciplinary research expertise necessary to examine the drivers and consequences of inequities in reproductive health and to identify potential solutions. Areas of cluster research could include health care policy, social policy, structural, and individual factors related to family planning, fertility/infertility, maternal and infant mortality, and other aspects of maternal and child health as they relate to policy and practice. It is expected that the successful candidate will focus on health disparities and health equity and the ways in which policy and practice effect same.

A major purpose of the cluster is to build on existing strengths on campus. Ultimately, it is a goal that an expansion of this work at UW-Madison will translate into greater health equity and improved health and well-being of residents of Wisconsin and beyond. The interdisciplinary, comprehensive focus of the cluster will be used to expand research activity in this area and add greater diversity to the voices engaged in these discussions, particularly with respect to health disparities and inequities, and program and policy effects on disparities.

Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster and with colleagues in schools, centers, and training programs across campus such as the School of Medicine and Public Health, Population Health Sciences, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, the School of Social Work, the School of Human Ecology, the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Demography and Ecology.

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Deadline: 10/01/2018

Location: University of Wisconsin, Madison