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Date Posted: 12-APR-2016
PIN Number: #22916
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis seeks nominations and applications for a Director of Research for the newly endowed Methodist/University of Tennessee Transplant Institute. The position will have a concurrent senior faculty appointment that is eligible as a tenured Associate/Full Professor in an appropriate college and department based on a candidate?s specific background and interest.

The Methodist/University of Tennessee Transplant Institute has been a leader in transplantation services since 1970 and is nationally recognized for excellence in research, innovation and patient care. The Institute is a large volume abdominal transplant program involved in numerous clinical investigator-initiated projects. Additional details about the facility can be found at:

The Director will be responsible for administrative and academic leadership in supporting the growth of the research mission of the Transplant Institute. This includes establishing and implementing basic science, translational, and outcomes projects. As a faculty member, the Director will be expected to maintain his/her own extramurally funded research. Exceptional Associate Professor or Professor level applicants would be eligible for an endowed chair.

Required Qualifications: Successful candidates are expected to be terminally credentialed (i.e., Ph.D., M.D., M.D./PhD., or equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher education, and have a record of obtaining grants in transplantation science. Key qualifications include: an extramurally funded research program; administrative and leadership experience; and evidence of an in-depth understanding of transplantation science.

Preferred Qualifications: An exemplary candidate will possess a strong record of research, teaching and scholarship that warrants consideration for faculty status at the rank of Associate/Full Professor. To be considered at these senior levels, a candidate must have an actively funded research program in their area of expertise, a strong record of interdisciplinary collaborative research and a demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead team science efforts.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a one page summary of relevant research programs, a description of leadership roles, and the name and full contact information of at least three references to:

James Eason, M.D.
Chief of Transplantation Professor of Surgery, UTHSC
Program Director, Methodist University Transplant Institute
1211 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

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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