Assistant/Associate Professor and Physician Researcher in Preventive Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
United States

Assistant/Associate Professor and Physician Researcher - Preventive Medicine, Memphis – 2200000158


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Department of Preventive Medicine is seeking a Physician Researcher, Tenure-Track, at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. This position comes with up to 80% of effort protected for research, with the other 20% allocated to clinical practice responsibilities. A joint appointment in a clinical department or related college would be expected.


UTHSC is a major academic medical center comprised of 6 colleges: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC is part of the University of Tennessee system, which spans the state of Tennessee, serving large rural and urban populations. UTHSC has widely respected, federally-funded programs in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and behavioral health, and boasts considerable clinical research space, a translational research center, consider, established biostatistical support, and a long-standing clinical trials research support system. In addition, Memphis is an African American majority city, making UTHSC research an important contributor to diverse representation in longitudinal clinical trials and cohort studies, such as our Women’s Health Initiative, Look Ahead, Sprint, and the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early childhood (CANDLE) studies, and DNA registries, such as the Biorepository and Integrative Genomics (BIG) Initiative, a pediatric DNA biorepository established through UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.


The Department of Preventive Medicine, with over 20 full-time faculty members, is a highly collaborative and transdisciplinary department that includes expertise in preventive medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology, behavioral research, health services research, community outreach, and clinical studies. Although this is primarily a research position, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to ongoing grants in a clinical researcher Co-Investigator role, and the academic mission of Department of Preventive Medicine through teaching, mentoring students, and departmental service. Opportunity for collaborations with many clinical practices across the region is encouraged. These include Baptist Memorial Healthcare, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis VA Medical Center, Regional One Medical Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


This position comes with a generous start-up package, relocation costs, and excellent medical and educational benefits through the state of Tennessee.



  • Medical degree (MD, DO);
  • Eligible for TN medical licensure;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce peer-reviewed publications, and have potential to obtain extramural funding (i.e., NIH R01 awards or equivalent);
  • Experience proposing and implementing epidemiologic and clinical studies which may include observational studies, diagnostic studies, and/or randomized trials;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Interested applicants should electronically submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and three references to the Search Committee Chair, Please include the position posting number in the subject line. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.


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. 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.

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