Orthopaedic Surgery » Hospital Affiliations

Two Open Rank, Tenure Track
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Job Description

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is a major research and center in the Southeast-delivering healthcare to regional areas of three states with a goal of developing one of the premier musculoskeletal research centers in the nation. In 1911, the University of Tennessee first launched its Memphis campus, dedicating it solely to education of students in medicine, dentistry, other health sciences and research. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering is an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service with Campbell Clinic as the clinical outreach and training program. For a century, Campbell Clinic has been a leading figure in orthopaedics. Campbell Clinic was founded in 1909 by Dr. Willis C. Campbell. Dr. Campbell organized the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Tennessee-Memphis, established the first orthopaedic residency program, and co-founded The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) serving as its first president. He wrote the first textbook on the subject-known as Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics-which soon became the definitive work on the specialty, and retains that status even now.

Today, Campbell Clinic is recognized as a world leader in sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, joint replacement, orthopaedic oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and surgery of the hand, hip, foot, knee, shoulder and spine. Our current team of specialists is dedicated to the mission of providing unsurpassed patient care while continuing the clinic's role as the leader in teaching and research in orthopaedic surgery.

The faculty appointed to these two positions will work with clinical and basic research scientists at UTHSC for developing translational and interdisciplinary research programs, play a role in the research training of orthopaedic residents and interact with Campbell Clinic Staff and the Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering of the University of Memphis/ UTHSC. Collaboration with orthopaedic industry is encouraged, with three major orthopaedic companies located in Memphis. Applications are invited from individuals who will develop internationally recognized, externally funded research programs including stem cell/tissue engineering for orthopaedic applications, orthopaedic biomechanics, cartilage and bone metabolism and pathological conditions, and basic research in the field of orthopaedics. Rank will be commensurated with experience. It is expected that the faculty filling these positions will:

Leadership

  • Increase the departmental research portfolio through interaction with clinical and basic researchers in other university departments, schools and other local and national institutions
  • Foster an environment favorable to entrepreneurial development and relationships with the orthopaedic industry including orthobiological and orthopaedic device companies located in Memphis
  • Demonstrate a continued commitment to excellence in education and provide service to the health science center, the university and the academic community at large
  • Maintain a national and international presence as demonstrated by a sustained history of external research funding and peer reviewed publications

Research

  • Enhance and develop their individual research program
  • Collaborate with clinical and basic research scientists in the department for developing translational and interdisciplinary research programs
  • Develop interactive research operations on the UT Memphis campus
  • Have a substantial scholarly record as indicated by authorship of peer reviewed publications and a record of external grant support

Service Requirements

  • Participate in aspects of the department involving research and medical and graduate education and training
  • Assist with research training of orthopaedic residents/fellows and interact with the Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering of the University of Memphis and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Serve an active role in defining the future directions in basic and clinical orthopaedic research

Required Qualifications

Applications are invited from individuals who will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program including stem cell/tissue engineering for orthopaedic applications, orthopaedic biomechanics, bone metabolism and pathological conditions, and basic research in the field of orthopaedics. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in medicine, engineering, chemistry or biological sciences with a focus in orthopaedic research, a nationally and internationally recognized research program as evidenced by peer reviewed publications and a sustained history of external research funding. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment and affirmative action.

Desired Qualifications

Private enterprise efforts of the candidate are desirable; the University of Tennessee and the Memphis Bioworks Foundation stand ready to aid in developing such faculty efforts.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Karen Hasty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery/Campbell Clinic (khasty@uthsc.edu) for additional information.

Letters of application including CVs and names of at least three references should be sent to:

Faculty Search Committee
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and
Biomedical Engineering/Campbell Clinic
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
956 Court, Room A302
Memphis, TN 38163

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Contact Us

Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering

1211 Union Ave. Suite 520
Memphis, TN 38104
Becky Adams
Phone: 901-448-5880
Fax: 901-448-3208
Email: badams@uthsc.edu

Campbell Foundation Education Office
1211 Union Ave Suite 510
Memphis, TN 38104

Resident Program

Susan Coffill
Education Coordinator
Phone: 901-759-3275
Email: scoffill@uthsc.edu

Fellowship Program

Rosemary Graham
Education Coordinator
Phone: 901-759-3274
Email: rgraham5@uthsc.edu