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Date Posted: 16-AUG-2017
PIN Number: #23254
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: 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.

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

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, Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Please note this is an abbreviated posting. See full posting at

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 825, 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.