The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking exceptional candidates for one tenure line faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. We seek applications from exceptional individuals especially in health equity research addressing obesity and weight-related topics with underserved adolescent and youth populations. Qualified individuals with expertise in community-engaged research, mixed methods, translational science, clinical research, and implementation science research are strongly encouraged to apply.
This faculty position is primarily dedicated to conducting extramurally-funded research but will also provide opportunities for involvement in education, administration/service, and clinical care depending on the expertise and interest of candidates. Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited institution of higher education. Candidates are expected to have a record of obtaining extramural funding as Principal Investigator to advance their research program.
Faculty rank and salary level is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants with clinical degrees must be board-eligible or certified in their respective specialty. The position offers opportunity to collaborate with teams of highly successful researchers in the department as well as in the University of Utah Health Sciences, including the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Affairs Center of Innovation, the Woman and Child Institute, the Utah Genome Project/Precision Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Additional collaborative opportunities are available across the University of Utah in areas such as psychology, sociology, business, social work, engineering, anthropology, economics, etc.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
• Postdoctoral or fellowship research training
• Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
• Strong record of obtaining extramural research funding, i.e. at least one active NIH grant as principal investigator
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively on concurrent research projects
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral skills
The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine was founded in 1970 making it one of the oldest and most established family medicine departments in the country. Currently ranked #2 in NIH funding in the 2019 Blueridge Report, the Department comprises four complementary Divisions: Public Health, Physician Assistant Studies, Family Medicine, and Occupational and Environmental Health. The Department offers eight different graduate degrees, teaches medical students, and trains residents in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The vision of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is Expanding the Possibilities of Health. This vision is accomplished by focusing on five areas: Promoting wellness as the foundation of health, Discovering and addressing what optimizes health, Educating health professionals from every community, Improving access to care and prevention, and Increasing evidence-based practice.
The University of Utah was founded in 1850, is a member of the PAC-12, is ranked as one of the top US public research universities and is particularly distinguished in medicine, genetics, and engineering. Located in Salt Lake City adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, serving over 31,000 students, including over 2,000 international students and scholars from over 114 different countries.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, along with the completed application. The online application is available at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/108442
The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.