Assistant/Associate Professor- Preventive Medicine

University of Tennessee Heal Science Center

Memphis, TN

Job posting number: #7236864

Posted: April 18, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Preventive at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is seeking highly motivated applicants with well-documented expertise in obesity research to join a successful research program in a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor position.

The Department of Preventive Medicine, with over 20 full-time faculty members, is a highly collaborative and transdisciplinary department that includes expertise in preventive medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology, behavioral research, community
outreach, and clinical studies. UTHSC is a major medical and research center, with four campuses spanning the State of Tennessee, and employs more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups.

This search is seeking candidates who conduct lifestyle intervention research with emphasis on Nutrition and/or Behavior Change. This position is based on the main UTHSC campus located in Memphis, TN. Obesity and its related comorbidities are
highly prevalent in the Mid-South region, candidates who bring a successful and promising record of competitive research are highly preferred. Our organizational culture is highly collaborative, emphasizing multidisciplinary approaches to improving

Candidates who have a strong desire to collaborate with other faculty, community members and organizations, healthcare systems, and government agencies to develop, implement and test interventions to improve the health of communities most
affected by obesity are encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will have numerous opportunities to initiate and lead ancillary studies with projects in the Department that include obesity, cardiovascular, cancer, dietary intake and physical
activity outcomes data like the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and Look AHEAD (a weight-loss study for individuals with diabetes). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate on currently funded initiatives to address obesity including the “Managing Obesity by Leveraging Health Information Technology to Lower Cancer Risk.” Although this is primarily a research position, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the other missions of Department of
Preventive Medicine through teaching, mentoring students, and departmental service.

This position comes with a competitive start-up package, state salary support and excellent benefits through the state of Tennessee, and protected time to pursue his/her research program. He/she will receive a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine. Secondary appointments in other departments are also available.

• PhD, DrPH, MD or equivalent terminal degree in social/behavioral sciences, nutrition, epidemiology, exercise science, nursing and/or medicine with emphasis in obesity research.
• Preference will be given to candidates who hold a board certification/ licensure where applicable (i.e RD, LDN, NP, MD).
• Has a record of peer-reviewed publications and other scholarly activity.
• Has potential to obtain extramural funding (i.e., NIH R01 awards or equivalent)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. 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 with Taleo application.

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 job posting website.

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The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

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 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 composed of 1,300 faculty, 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.

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