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Assistant/Associate Professor - Research, Family Medicine and Community Health

University of Minnesota
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota is currently seeking two faculty members to join our nationally acclaimed and internationally renowned department. We are hiring assistant/associate professors in the research division, which is within the 3rd most NIH-funded family medicine department nationally. Applicants for both positions must have a PhD or equivalent in health, mental health/behavioral medicine, public health, or related field, or MD/DO with board certification in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics. 

Hires will be at an Assistant Professor (tenure track) and/or an Associate Professor (tenured) level, depending upon qualifications. Candidates seeking the rank of Tenured Associate Professor must have an established academic track record commensurate with this rank and the ability to qualify for appointment as an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

The selected candidates will assume major responsibility for overseeing their own independent and externally funded, ongoing health-related research projects. Work effort will include preparing new grant proposals, securing independent research funding, publications, as well as clinical and/or teaching effort within an affiliated primary care clinic. 

Additional responsibilities include:

    Participating in departmental and Program in Health Disparities Research projects and programs Teaching graduate level students, medical residents, and post-doctoral fellows in medicine, mental health/behavioral health, public health, and other related fields.

What’s unique about our department:

    We are ranked #3 among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments in the country, with several of our faculty being in the top 25 most NIH-funded principal investigators. We nurture faculty development and wellbeing, including participation in teaching and scholarly activities. Our research faculty are interdisciplinary and conduct cutting-edge research across multiple health-related areas (e.g., diabetes, obesity, food-insecurity, smoking cessation, health disparities/health equity, nutrition, integrated care, mental health/behavioral health, opioids, community-based participatory research, sexual health).   Our faculty are active in our community, engaging in advocacy and public policy. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive wages, excellent healthcare coverage, employer-matched retirement, a wellbeing program, student loan forgiveness, and tuition reimbursement opportunities.

About us:

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has been a leader in transforming the specialty through clinical care, education, and research for over 50 years. We sponsor eight family medicine residency programs in urban and rural settings and have graduated more family medicine residents than any other program in the nation. We also sponsor fellowship programs in sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, behavioral medicine, clinical informatics, and human sexuality. Our research program is among the top-ranked in the nation. Our faculty are actively researching health disparities, healthcare delivery, and population health.

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