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Assistant to Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) Pin# - 23124
Posted April 1st, 2017

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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 (www.candlestudy.com) 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. To facilitate research on our local population, the UTHSC Center for Biomedical Informatics, in collaboration with our partner health system, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare maintains a research Enterprise Data Warehouse (rEDW). The rEDW serves as a comprehensive and integrated repository of clinical and administrative data to facilitate cohort discovery, observational studies, and quality and operations improvement.

Interested applicants should electronically submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience, and at least three recommendation letters, to Epidemiology Search Committee Chair, preventivemed@uthsc.edu. Please reference the pin number for the position when submitting documents. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Professor (Tenure-Track) Pin# - 23254
Posted August 17th, 2017

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine seeks a full-time, tenure-track professor with strong training in epidemiology and a research focus on metabolism and aging. The right candidate will also be considered for a position as an Institute Director. Successful candidates will hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology or closely related field, a doctoral degree plus postdoctoral training in epidemiology, or a clinical degree (MD, DO) and graduate/postdoctoral training in epidemiology. Expertise in large epidemiological cohort studies is highly valued and collaborative leadership skills are critical. The candidate should have a proven record of research which has led to extramural research funding and publications. Candidates must currently be PI on multiple federal grants to be considered for this position. While this position will receive direct state support, the successful candidate is expected to maintain substantial salary support through funded research programs. We also currently offer a MS in Epidemiology and the successful applicant should have experience in mentorship and teaching and excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Our Division faculty research ranges across cancer, cardiovascular, pediatric, nutritional, and genetic epidemiology, and the candidate will work closely with faculty in the Division, as well as other members of the Department of Preventive Medicine and faculty and staff across UTHSC and its affiliate organizations. The Division 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 (www.candlestudy.com). CANDLE was chosen to participate in the NIH?s recently funded Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. Ongoing research through West Cancer Center, multiple cardiovascular and diabetes clinical trials, and geriatric population-based studies also provide a rich environment for aging and metabolism studies. To facilitate research on our local population, the UTHSC Center for Biomedical Informatics maintains a research Enterprise Data Warehouse (rEDW) in collaboration with our partner health systems, Methodist and Le Bonheur Healthcare. The rEDW serves as a comprehensive and integrated repository of clinical and administrative data to facilitate the investigation and discovery in areas of quality of care, clinical outcomes, and operations improvement. Investigators are additionally supported through cores in genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, and community outreach.

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 an extensive park system and a low cost of living. Interested applicants should electronically submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience, and at least three recommendation letters, to Epidemiology Search Committee Chair, preventivemed@uthsc.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.  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.

Last Published: May 10, 2018