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Date Posted: 10-APR-2017
PIN Number: #23154
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine is seeking applications for a fulltime, non-tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level in behavioral weight management, eating behaviors or a similar area. This position provides an excellent opportunity to develop a research program in behavioral weight management and/or eating behaviors in a developing and expanding interdisciplinary research department. We are looking for someone whose career goals include innovative research and grantsmanship in the areas of behavioral weight management or eating behaviors.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is a major medical and research center located in Memphis, Tennessee. The Department of Preventive Medicine is a large, interdisciplinary department with faculty in a wide range of disciplines and funded research addressing, among other things, nutrition, obesity, eHealth, women?s health, health economics, health services research, genetics, cardiovascular disease, exercise science, and tobacco control.

Requirements for this position include a doctorate in behavioral or social science field (e.g., psychology, nutrition, public health, exercise science). Primary criteria for appointment will be demonstrated ability in behavioral weight management or eating behavior research, writing and quantitative skills, as well as a relevant publication record in peer-reviewed journals. While this position will receive state support, the successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a substantial portion of salary in funded research programs.

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

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and experience, and names and addresses of three references to Rebecca Krukowski, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine.

66 N. Pauline, Suite 305
Memphis, TN 38163

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.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 420, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901-448-7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.