Assistant Professor - Preventive Medicine, Memphis, University of Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee
Competitive start-up package and excellent benefits through the State of Tennessee
Nov 03, 2020
Dec 03, 2020
Preventive Medicine, Memphis - 19000001LC
Full Time
Position Type

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Department of Preventive Medicine is growing its investment in clinical and translational research and is seeking Physician Researcher candidates for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. This position comes with up to 80% of effort protected for research, with the other 20% allocated to clinical practice responsibilities. A dual appointment in a clinical department would be feasible as appropriate.

The successful candidate will have a clinical research program focused on key health outcomes. Ongoing research topics in the Department of Preventive Medicine include diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, obesity/weight management, mobility, neurodevelopment, addiction, caregiver health, cancer, epigenetics, behavioral lifestyle change, and health across the lifespan. Opportunity for collaborations with many clinical practices across the region, with whom the Department maintains robust partnerships, is encouraged.  These include Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Baptist Memorial Healthcare, Memphis VA Medical Center, Regional One Medical Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Additional research resources include UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital pediatric DNA biorepository (, and the UTHSC Enterprise Data Warehouse which houses clinical and administrative data across this hospital network.

Although this is primarily a research position, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Department of Preventive Medicine through teaching, mentoring students, and departmental service. This position comes with a competitive start-up package and excellent benefits through the state of Tennessee.

  • MD degree with eligibility for Tennessee medical licensure;
  • Preference is given to candidates with an additional master’s degree or higher in epidemiology, public health, clinical and translational science or related field;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce peer-reviewed publications, and have the potential to obtain extramural funding (i.e., NIH R01 awards or equivalent);
  • Experience proposing and implementing epidemiologic and clinical studies which may include observational studies, diagnostic studies, and/or randomized trials;
  • Experience working with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body; 
  • 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.

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