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Research Faculty Positions in Orthopaedic Surgery

Applicants are sought for full time, research faculty positions in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Candidates should have a record of publishing impactful original research in the field of musculoskeletal health and a desire for a research-focused academic career. Those with post-doctoral experience and a high potential for extramural funding will be considered for the position of Assistant Professor. More experienced applicants with a demonstrated record of maintaining extramural funding will be considered for rank of Associate Professor or Professor. 

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery maintains a strong commitment to innovative and collaborative musculoskeletal research, which promotes health worldwide. As a part of a highly productive, highly supportive interdisciplinary team of researchers, these research positions will be expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Department, which includes educational research programming for residents, fellows, and junior clinical faculty. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree and have demonstrated expertise in rehabilitation science, epidemiology, health services research, psychology, exercise physiology, health policy, biomedical or related fields.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a leader in providing high-quality, cost-effective care. With robust programs in quality improvement and clinical/translational/basic science research, a highly-developed electronic health record, competitive salaries and benefits, and a highly supportive environment for faculty, Vanderbilt is a great place to work. With a booming economy and friendly environment, Nashville, TN is a top place to live.

Applicants who are legally authorized to work in the US and interested in this position should submit a cover letter and updated Curriculum Vitae. The cover letter should describe the applicant’s relevant qualifications and experience in the musculoskeletal field, as well as a brief statement of clinical research interests. All application materials should be submitted as a single PDF to:

Kristin R. Archer, PhD, DPT

Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Orthopaedic Surgery

Director, Vanderbilt Center for Musculoskeletal Research

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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