Associate/Full Professor - Surgery, Memphis - 20000000Y4
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis seeks nominations and applications for a Director of Research for the Transplant Research Institute. The position will have a concurrent senior faculty appointment that is eligible as a tenured Associate/Full Professor in an appropriate college and department based on the candidate's specific background and interest. The James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital, in partnership with UTHSC, has been a leader in transplantation services since 1970 and is nationally recognized for excellence in research, innovation, and patient care. The Institute is a large volume abdominal transplant program involved in numerous clinical investigator-initiated projects. Additional details about the facility can be found at http://www.methodisthealth.org/healthcare-services/transplantinstitute/
The Director will be responsible for administrative and academic leadership in supporting the growth of the research mission of the Transplant Institute. This includes establishing and implementing basic science, translational, and outcomes projects. As a faculty member, the Director will be expected to maintain his/her own extramurally funded research. Exceptional Associate Professor or Professor level applicants would be eligible for an endowed chair.
Successful candidates are expected to be terminally credentialed (i.e., Ph.D., M.D., M.D./PhD., or equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher education and have a record of obtaining grants in transplantation science.
Key qualifications include an extramurally funded research program; administrative and leadership experience; and evidence of an in-depth understanding of transplantation science.
An exemplary candidate will possess a strong record of research, teaching, and scholarship that warrants consideration for faculty status at the rank of Associate/Full Professor. For consideration at these senior levels, a candidate must have an actively funded research program in their area of expertise, a strong record of interdisciplinary collaborative research, and a demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead team science efforts.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest accompanied by curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of relevant research programs, a description of leadership roles, and the name and full contact information of at least three references with the application.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
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 .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 v ibrant 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
Job Posting Aug 24, 2020, 7:20:54 PM
Internal Number: 20000000Y4
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.