The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, in collaboration with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time, 12-month tenure-track senior faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, housed in the School of Medicine, is ranked number 10 in the US News and World Reports and the Department of Physical Therapy, housed in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is ranked number 1 in the US News and World Reports. Requirements include an earned PhD degree and a strong record in clinical and/or health services research.
For this position, we are seeking individuals with expertise in clinical and/or health services research with an emphasis on research that demonstrates efficiency, effectiveness, value and best practices for surgical and non-stJrgical treatment and rehabilitation for a variety of orthopaedic conditions including sports and degenerative knee conditions, spine, joint arthroplasty, shoulder, hip, hand/upper extremity, foot/ankle and/or musculoskeletal oncology. Applicants are expected to have established evidence of funding to support the Departments' clinical and/or health services research initiatives funding. The applicant should also be well versed in quality improvement methods and clinical performance assessment and reporting, particularly in terms of treatment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions. The successful candidate will be well versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methodology. Peer-reviewed publication and grant funding record commensurate with rank is required.
The applicant is expected to develop an independent funded research program in an area of clinical and/or health services research that is relevant to surgical and non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation for a variety of orthopaedic conditions. Candidates must be willing to collaborate with clinical faculty for joint submission of funding applications. The applicant must be willing to train and mentor junior faculty, doctoral and post-doctoral students, residents and fellows. The applicant will also provide service to the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Therapy, the Schools of Medicine and Health and Rehabilitation Science, the University and the professional community.
We are looking for candidates who can take full advantage of our established academic Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Therapy that are embedded in the University of Pittsburgh's Schools of Health Sciences with close partnerships to a world-class academic medical center, the UPMC, including the UPMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Centers for Rehabilitation Services and the UPMC Health Plan. Excellent opportunities exist for:
+ Developing an independent funded research agenda for patient-centered clinical and/or health services research that demonstrates the efficiency, effectiveness, value and best practices for dissemination and implementation for surgical and non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation for a variety of orthopaedic conditions.
+ Collaborative research with nationally and internationally known clinicians who are leaders in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports or degenerative knee conditions, spine, joint arthroplasty, shoulder, hip, hand/upper extremity, foot/ankle and/or musculoskeletal oncology.
+ Developing and implementing mechanisms to optimize collection of patient-centered outcome measures at the point of care across the UPMC Orthopaedic Service Line and the Centers for Rehabilitation Services.
+ Developing strategies to analyze and interpret patient-centered outcomes to enhance shared decision making, quality improvement and value-based care initiatives and pragmatic clinical research.
+ Training and mentoring doctoral and post-doctoral students, junior faculty, residents and fellows.
Working with our partners in the Schools of Health Sciences, UPMC Orthopaedic Service Line, UPMC Centers for Rehabilitation Services and the UPMC Health Plan to investigate patientcentered outcomes and cost-effectiveness of innovative practice models.