Associate Professor - Preventive MedicinePosting Date: 11/16/2020
Closing Date: 01/31/2021
The Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is seeking highly motivated applicants with well-documented expertise in cancer survivorship research to join a growing cancer health disparities research program. This search is seeking candidates who conduct lifestyle intervention research with cancer survivors from the time of diagnosis throughout the cancer survivorship trajectory. With the significant disparities prevalent in the Mid-South region, candidates who incorporate the social determinants of health in their program of research are highly preferred.
Our organizational culture is highly collaborative, emphasizing multidisciplinary approaches to improving health. We are especially interested in candidates who will collaborate with other faculty, community members and organizations, healthcare systems, and government agencies to develop, test, and implement interventions to improve the health of communities most affected by disparities.
The incumbent will receive a strong start-up package, state salary support, and protected time to continue his/her research program. He/she will receive a full-time, tenure track faculty position in a College of Medicine department that best matches the candidate’s qualifications and preferences.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D., DrPH or equivalent degree. We are interested in candidates with a background in psychology, public health, or other similar scientific disciplines. Essential qualifications include current peer-reviewed funding, excellent oral and written communication skills, including relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals and a track record of conducting research in partnership with underserved populations (minority populations, rural residents, and/or those with fewer financial resources).
Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Submit applications (i.e., a letter of interest, a complete CV, and contact information for three references) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center website.
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.
To officially apply and submit application materials, please visit the UTHSC career page.
Job reference- 19000001LZ
Inquiries about the position can be made to Dr. Michelle Martin, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, email: [email protected]