Assistant Professor - Indians into Medicine (INMED) Position # 00017826 Job Opening

Assistant Professor - Indians into Medicine (INMED) Position # 00017826

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
$100,000.00 a year

Position Type:
2000 Academic/2110 Assistant Professor

Date Posted:

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Assistant Professor -Indians into Medicine (INMED), Position # 00017826

Compensation and Appointment
Position: Assistant Professor, tenure track

Salary: $100,000+/year depending on experience and qualifications.

Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, and tuition waiver. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

Twelve (12) month, full-time, tenure-track appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Indians into Medicine program (INMED).

Job Summary and Responsibilities
The faculty member will teach and conduct research in the Indigenous health program, assist in developing the Indigenous Health PhD, and will work with the INMED Program in student development and programmatic support. The Indigenous Health PhD program will build skillsets in health-related research, evaluation, policy, and leadership in a culturally relevant manner to improve Indigenous health outcomes.

The mission of the University of North Dakota Indians Into Medicine (INMED) is a comprehensive education program assisting American Indian students who are preparing for health careers. The program addresses three major problem areas:
  • Too few health professionals in American Indian communities
  • Too few American Indian health professionals
  • The substandard level of health and health care in American Indian communities
INMED was established in 1973 to address the need for health professionals to serve reservation populations. INMED is a viable means of supplying these health professionals. The program is located where American Indian health needs are the greatest. American Indian populations on the 24 reservations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska are among the most underserved in the country.

INMED is making a national impact. Nearly 500 American Indian medical doctors and allied health professionals have graduated through the program, and many additional American Indian students have received advisement or referral from INMED staff. The INMED program is an integral part of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and INMED also maintains close relationships with area tribes and with several national education organizations, including Association of American Indian Physicians, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and National Indian Health Board. An all-American Indian board, the INMED Tribal Advisory Board, represents American Indian populations and assists in developing INMED philosophies and priorities.

The number of students who participate in INMED increases each year, and the scope of the program's activities is expanding. INMED is destined to continue its leadership role in training American Indian students for health careers.

The INMED Program assistant professor position is an educator scholar position housed within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The assistant professor will assist in developing and teaching Indigenous health curricula in collaboration with the INMED Director and other faculty members. This is a tenured/tenure track role at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Currently this position will do 40% research, 50% teaching, 10% service.

The faculty member will collaborate with INMED Director in developing and delivering the growing Indigenous Health programming at UND, including:
  • Contribute to student recruitment, mentoring, and teaching in the Indigenous Health PhD, MPH, and INMED programs;
  • Development and execution and of new Indigenous Health research and education initiatives and programs
  • Engage with regional tribes, tribal colleges, and rural/underserved populations in public health research, education, and programming
  • Contribute to graduate-level teaching

Minimum Requirements:
  • Terminal degree in medicine, naturopathic medicine, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in Indigenous health research and community engagement.
  • Established track record of external funding.
  • Ability to teach in the area of Social Determinants of Indigenous Health.
  • Submit a current curriculum vita, letter of interest and contact information for three references.
  • Successful completion of a criminal history record check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Requirements:
  • MPH degree or related degree
  • Experience using distance technologies to communicate and/or teach.
  • Direct experience working with Indigenous, rural, or other underserved populations.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2019. Position is open until filled. For more information or to apply, visit:

Application must include the following materials, current curriculum vita, letter of interest and contact information for three references.

This position is subject to a criminal history record check.

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status during the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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