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University of Memphis - School of Public Health Announces Open Positions

The University of Memphis - School of Public Health invites applications for 9-month tenure-track faculty and leadership appointments. The School presently offers a CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration degree, the Master of Public Health, PhD programs in Social & Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology, with a third PhD program in Health Systems & Policy planned. The University of Memphis is a comprehensive urban university, classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive public institution. Six colleges and four professional schools enroll approximately 20,000 students with 4,300 in graduate programs.

The School provides a stimulating academic environment in a metropolitan setting that supports excellence and innovation in education, research, and community engagement with opportunities for collaboration with FedEx Institute of Technology, W. Harry Feinstone Center for Genomic Research, and Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics among others.

Our new Memphis Research Consortium (MRC) with $10 million of state funding establishes the support for research within the areas of childhood obesity and health promotion to address key areas of focus in children's health improvement, clinical and behavioral informatics, community systems modeling and public health improvement. Collaborative agreements allow for cross-institutional work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as well as partnerships with Baptist Memorial Health Care, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and other community health clinics and systems (http://memphisresearch.org). The MRC will contribute startup funds for appointees with relevant expertise and the appointee will be expected and encouraged to engage in research activity with our Consortium partners.

Qualified candidates must have a doctorate in one of the core areas of public health, a field related to public health, or a medical degree with training in public health, and have demonstrated teaching and research achievement or capability. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications; an attractive benefits package, start-up support and generous research incentive package are available.

Additional information about the School of Public Health is available at www.memphis.edu/sph. Application materials can be submitted at http://workforum.memphis.edu; please include a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Positions include:

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH: The Director will hold a senior faculty position and report to the Dean with primary responsibility for supporting the research mission and activities in the growth of extramurally funded research. Major duties include facilitating public health research, overseeing partnerships in the Memphis Research Consortium, providing mentorship to early career faculty and supporting doctoral student research. The successful candidate will have an established academic record to qualify for a tenured/tenure-track faculty appointment in epidemiology, social & behavioral sciences or health systems management and policy and a minimum of five years of administrative experience in academic research.

ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR OF EPIDEMIOLOGY: The position will provide expertise and support for our MPH epidemiology concentration and the PhD program in Epidemiology. Successful applicants will teach and mentor students and conduct extramurally-funded research. Expertise in chronic disease or behavioral/social epidemiology is desirable but not required. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a closely related field and relevant experience commensurate with academic rank.

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: Up to two positions will support an MPH concentration and doctoral program in Social and Behavioral Sciences, engage in collaborative research with public health and interdisciplinary faculty, develop an externally-funded research program, and teach and mentor graduate students. Candidates should have an earned doctoral degree in a social/behavioral science or a related discipline with strong research qualifications and teaching experience commensurate to the position. Specialization in childhood obesity, community health promotion, or behavioral informatics is desirable but not required.