Associate Professor - Epidemiology-Preventive Medicine, Memphis - 19000000KM
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Department of Preventive Medicine, is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track, state-supported, faculty position at the level of associate or full professor. The successful candidate will have a clinical research program focused on key pediatric health outcomes. Although this is primarily a research position, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the academic mission of Department of Preventive Medicine and the Division of Epidemiology.
Qualified candidates may assume a leadership role within the CANDLE Study (Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood), a longitudinal birth cohort of 1500 mother-child dyads based in Shelby County, TN (www.candlestudy.com). UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital are also expanding their pediatric DNA biorepository for prospective investigation of genetic susceptibility and pediatric health outcomes. Collaborations with St. Jude Children Research Hospital and the West Cancer Center may be feasible for applicants interested in pediatric cancer research.
Minimum requirements include a doctorate in epidemiology, public health, medicine, nursing, health psychology, or a similar area. Applicants should also have a track record of peer-reviewed publications, grant awards, and academic leadership meriting appointment at associate or full professor; experience proposing and implementing epidemiologic and clinical studies including observational studies, diagnostic studies, or randomized trials; experience working with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body; and excellent communication skills.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.
Interested applicants should electronically submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience, and at least three contacts for recommendation letters .
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a v ibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Preventive Medicine
Job Posting Mar 21, 2019, 3:23:43 PM
Internal Number: 19000000KM
About UT Health Science Center
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.