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Date Posted: 30-MAR-2017
PIN Number: #23124
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine - Division of Epidemiology, seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with strong training in epidemiology and quantitative methods. All areas of epidemiology are of interest, but we especially encourage candidates with expertise in chronic disease epidemiology, and those whose research addresses underserved populations (e.g., low income, minority) or health disparities, to apply. Requirements for this position include a doctoral degree in epidemiology and a career interest in research and grantsmanship. Primary criteria for appointment will be experience, demonstrated research ability, a relevant publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of successful teaching experience. This person should also have strong collaboration and communication skills. Candidates for assistant professor should show promise of future research funding, while candidates for associate professor should already have a strong track record of research funding. While this position will receive state support, the successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a significant portion of salary support through funded research programs.

We currently offer a MS in Epidemiology, and our faculty expertise includes cardiovascular, pediatric, nutritional, and genetic epidemiology. The successful applicant will work closely with faculty in the Division of Epidemiology, other members of the Department of Preventive Medicine and faculty and staff across UTHSC and its affiliate organizations. UTHSC is a major medical and research center located in Memphis, Tennessee, which is a medium size, ethnically diverse, culturally rich, family-friendly city with a low cost of living. The department is home to the CANDLE Study (Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood), a longitudinal birth cohort study of 1500 mother-child dyads based in Shelby County, TN ( is in the 11th year of follow up. CANDLE was chosen to participate in the NIH?s recently funded Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. See full posting on the Preventive Medicine website:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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