Research Assistant Professor - Internal Medicine, Memphis

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

United States

February 11, 2022

Description

Research Assistant Professor - Internal Medicine, Memphis - 220000002J

Description

Research Assistant Professor – General Internal Medicine

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The Department of General Internal Medicine, Center for Health System Improvement, and Tennessee Population Health Consortium at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) seeks a health outcomes and population health research scientist with a passion for quality improvement, patient-centered outcomes, health disparities, and chronic disease management research to join a growing and dynamic team of faculty at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in population health sciences. We are seeking a faculty member with a strong background in quality improvement (QI), population health, and health systems research to conduct investigator- initiated research and participate in research activities in collaboration with major health systems and primary care practices throughout Tennessee to improve care for vulnerable populations. The research scientist will also participate in the mentorship of residents and physicians, fellows, and other health professions scholars (e.g. MS, MD, and Ph.D.) through our Health Care Quality Scholars and Health Outcomes Research Scholars by guiding them in planning, conceptualizing, developing, and completing QI/population health research projects. The research scientist will serve as Director of Population Health Research Education to lead efforts to develop post-graduate training programs in the population health sciences. The health outcomes and population health research scientist will seek funding for and conduct pragmatic clinical and health services research.

Candidates should have a strong interest in one or more of these areas: patient-centered outcomes research; quality improvement; disparities; chronic disease management; and improving care for patients with obesity, diabetes, or other chronic diseases.

This is a non-tenure-track position.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Outcomes Research, or related fields;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • An ability to acquire sustained, external investigator-initiated research funding in health outcomes and population health science and related fields.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have conducted scholarly work in health services and/or pragmatic clinical research with practical implications for clinical practice and/or population health, to candidates who can lead multidisciplinary research teams to develop and test interventions to improve health systems serving vulnerable populations, and to candidates who have participated in or helped lead primary care quality improvement research.

    Applicants with clinical training, background, and experience in medicine, nursing, or pharmacy highly preferred.

    Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

    Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

    Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

    Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

    Job

    Faculty

    Primary Location

    US-Tennessee-Memphis

    Organization

    Medicine-Internal Medicine

    Campus/Institute Memphis

    Schedule

    Full-time

    Job Posting

    Jan 12, 2022, 4:49:19 AM

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