Research Assistant Professor - Internal Medicine, Memphis - 220000002J
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.
Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Public
Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Outcomes Research, or related
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
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
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.
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