Associate Professor & Chair - Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences, Memphis - 21000000AD
The Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications from qualified candidates to assume a full-time, 12- month tenure track position. Rank at appointment will be Associate Professor or Professor depending on experience and qualifications. Ideal candidate is a good communicator and seeking professional growth, freedom to develop new programs, and opportunities to craft new academic initiatives and collaborations. Responsibilities include department administration, teaching, research, clinical activities, faculty mentor, supervision, preparation of departmental budget, and management of budget and resources.
Candidates having a funded research program are particularly encouraged to apply. The preferred candidate will be research-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and seeking a leadership opportunity to direct the efforts of a collegial faculty housed on an academic health center campus.
An earned academic doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent in a related field) and/or M.D.
Outstanding interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills
A commitment to supporting research efforts in the department that are consistent with the College's Strategic Plan
A commitment to recruiting a diverse student body and faculty to the department
A commitment to graduate education
A commitment to developing as an academic leader
Academic administrative experience
Nationally or internationally recognized leader in scholarship and research as evidenced through a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding
Lead a research program that interfaces growing research priorities at the institution in the areas of machine learning-related bioinformatics, data science, exercise science, patient-centered approaches to improve health care delivery, molecular/cellular biology/epigenetic regulation of cell function in health and cancer, or skeletal muscle biology
Experience with program accreditation
Experience working in a Health Science Center environment
Complete applications should include the following:
Cover Letter that outlines qualifications and credentials, experience, and accomplishments.
Names and addresses (including email) of three professional references.
Applications received by April 5,2021, will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The applications will be reviewed by the University's search consultant:
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences:
Located within the College of Health Professions at UTHSC, the DDHS offers a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, a Master of Science in Cytopathology Practice, a Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, a Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management, and certificates in several areas. Students can also complete a Ph.D. in Health Outcomes and Policy or Rehabilitation Sciences. For more information about the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences, go to https://uthsc.edu/health-professions/diagnostic-health-sciences/index.php .
The College of Health Professions
The College serves as an administrative home for allied health programs offered through the Departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Diagnostic and Health Sciences, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences. The College plans to add new departments, divisions, and programs over the next three years as it moves into an exciting phase of unprecedented growth in research, education, and clinical service. For more information about the College of Health Professions, go to: https://www.uthsc.edu/health-professions/.
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 Center 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.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Diagnostic And Health Science
Job Posting Mar 1, 2021, 2:51:22 PM
Internal Number: 21000000AD
About UT Health Science Center
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.