Research Assistant Professor

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University seeks a Research Assistant Professor for a non-tenure eligible faculty position. We are seeking an individual who can help build cutting-edge research with a focus on implementation science in HIV/AIDS and sexual and gender minority (SGM) health. ISGMH offers a unique environment for cross-disciplinary research in a wide range of fields.

ISGMH was founded in 2015 and is the largest university-wide institute in the country focused exclusively on research to improve the health of the sexual and gender minority (SGM) community. We are a leader in research that fosters understanding of the development and experiences of SGM individuals and improves the health and wellbeing of the SGM community. Sexual and gender minorities include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people – anyone whose sexual or gender identity does not conform to social majority categories of sexual orientation or gender. As a university-wide institute, our mission is to connect scholars from numerous disciplines with the SGM community to forge collaborations and stimulate innovative research to improve SGM health and wellbeing. The institute provides unique opportunities for high-level research and training for the next generation of SGM scholars. The institute utilizes innovative modalities to disseminate knowledge widely to the SGM community, the public at large, scholars, service providers, educators, and policymakers.

ISGMH is a close partner with the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), an NIH funded center that catalyzes cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaborations with broad scope and major impact on the HIV epidemic in Chicago. The CFAR Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Science Core provides resources and support on implementation science methods and the CFAR also supports a national inter-CFAR working group on HIV implementation science

Opportunities are also available for collaboration and affiliations with clinical departments in the Feinberg School of Medicine; the Institute for Public Health and Medicine; and other Centers and Departments such as the Department of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medical Social Sciences, and Department of Psychiatry. The Department of Psychiatry is home to the NIDA funded Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM) whose members closely collaborate with the CFAR and ISGMH.

This position will report to Dr. Brian Mustanski, Director of ISGMH. The candidate is expected to collaborate on ongoing NIH and other funded implementation science projects and to help obtain additional research funding as part of a highly collaborative team.

Qualified candidates will have exceptional training and experience in implementation science, demonstrated ability to obtain research funding, expertise in building partnerships and collaborations with communities and organizations, and experience in HIV research. Expertise in eHealth, particularly behavioral intervention technologies, is desired. Applicants must possess a PhD or MD (or foreign equivalent) in an area of health or behavioral sciences.

The faculty member’s academic appointment will reside in a Department within the Feinberg School of Medicine appropriate to the individual’s training or in ISGMH itself. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV. Materials should be submitted to Francesca Gaiba, PhD, Research Associate Professor and Associate Director of ISGMH, at gaiba@northwestern.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.