The Department of Preventive at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is seeking highly motivated applicants with well-documented expertise in cancer survivorship research to join a growing cancer health disparities research program in a full-time, tenure-track, Associate Professor position.
This search is seeking candidates who conduct lifestyle intervention research with cancer survivors from the time of diagnosis throughout the cancer survivorship trajectory. With the significant disparities prevalent in the Mid-South region, candidates who incorporate the social determinants of health in their program of research are highly preferred. Our organizational culture is highly collaborative, emphasizing multidisciplinary approaches to improving health.
We are especially interested in candidates who will 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 disparities. The selected candidate will have numerous opportunities to initiate and lead ancillary studies to projects in the Department that include cancer outcomes and physical activity data like the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and Look AHEAD (a weight-loss study for individuals with diabetes). The faculty member can also take part in recently funded initiatives including the Emotional Well-Being and Economic Burden Research Network, an initiative that will build a national and international multidisciplinary collaborative network to advance the science of emotional well-being and economic burden secondary to illness (including cancer). The incumbent will receive a strong start-up package, state salary support, and protected time to continue 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.
Qualifications Successful candidates will have a Ph.D.; DrPH; MD, MPH or equivalent degree. We are interested in candidates with a background in psychology, public health, or other similar scientific disciplines. Essential qualifications include a history past peer-reviewed foundation or federal funding, excellent oral and written communication skills, including relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals and a track record of conducting research in partnership with underserved populations (minority populations, rural residents, and/or those with fewer financial resources).
Review of Material: Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all materials be submitted by November 1st, 2021. 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 website. Inquiries about the position can be made to Dr. Michelle Martin, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.