Associate Professor – Research

Associate Professor – Research

Associate Professor - Research

Posting Date: 04/01/2022

Closing Date: 04/01/2023

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Associate Professor – Research

The Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, is seeking applicants to fill a full-time faculty position at the Associate to Professor level (tenure-track). FCM faculty members provide primary care for patients and conduct research on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of disease and illness toward promoting health of all Pennsylvanians and for the nation. The candidate will work with internal collaborators in the Penn State Cancer Institute (PSCI) and Public Health Sciences (PHS); other Departments within the University; and with external academic practice/industry partners. The priorities are experienced externally funded scientist in Cancer Prevention, Control, and Population Sciences. This includes scientist with expertise in epidemiology, health services research, artificial intelligence, behavioral interventions targeting cancer risk reduction, rural and underserved minority populations, precision medicine, and innovative technologies to reduce cancer risks. The ideal candidate would be a synergistic addition to areas of strength or address an area of need within the cancer prevention, control and population science research portfolio of FCM and PSCI.

The faculty will devote 80% of their time to cancer-related research. The remaining 20% of the appointment will be devoted to educational mentoring efforts, working with the FCM junior faculty, fellows and other trainees to help advance research and other scholarship missions of the Department. The expectation of the Institution is to have 60% of the research time externally funded within three years of joining Penn State.

Successful candidates will be part of a dynamic team of researchers involved in diverse, primary care-based research and should have a demonstrated record of interdisciplinary research experience and the ability to conduct independent research, assemble and lead teams, pursue external funding, and contribute to multiple projects. This position requires a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, and the ability to contribute to the Penn State College of Medicine and FCM’s missions.

FCM is privileged to be part of College of Medicine and Penn State Health, which cares for a diverse patient population dispersed throughout its 28-county catchment area with four million people and several federally-designated medically underserved areas. and that more than 50 years ago recognized the importance of primary care by establishing the first U.S. family medicine department in an academic medical center. We’ve grown tremendously since that time, with approximately 200 clinical providers, 16 outpatient clinics, and active inpatient, sports medicine, and obstetric services teams, as well as several family medicine residencies training 70 residents annually. Our clinicians are responsive and innovative, and use a team approach to patient care. Our connection to PSH provides critical access to world-class specialist care and research environments.

Our campus is located in the beautiful town of Hershey, our clinics are located in surrounding central Pennsylvania communities. Living in our diverse communities of the Hershey-Harrisburg-Lancaster region provides something for everyone. Local and state parks, lush green mountains, and the nearby Appalachian Trail provide opportunities to enjoy nature. Regional cities boast art museums, excellent restaurants, shopping, the state Capital, and the legendary Hershey Park amusement park and Hershey chocolate. Local school districts are award winning, and the soon-to-be-completed Hershey recreational center will offer swimming and other recreation for children and adults. We are a modest drive from Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Housing is Hershey is excellent and affordable.

To apply, candidates should upload a cover letter with a summary of relevant skills, statement of research interests and goals, current curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, position title, institution, e-mail address) for at least three professional references relevant to this job posting. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University polices.

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