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Location: Memphis, TN
Employer: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
Position: Assistant Professor - Cancer Epidemiology


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Posted: 2/8/2018
EpiMonitor ID: 2018-2511

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The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with strong quantitative training and an active research program in cancer epidemiology. We encourage applications across the breath of cancer research, including genetic, molecular, and behavioral epidemiology, and intervention development and dissemination and implementation science. We also encourage candidates with research addressing questions in underserved populations, low-income populations, or health disparities. The position requires a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a similar discipline, demonstrated evidence of research ability and a research program, a successful teaching experience, and a track record of independent peer-reviewed publications. The position is state-supported, however the accepted applicant is expected to develop significant salary support through funded research programs.

The Department of Preventive Medicine includes members with expertise in health psychology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, immunology, nutrition, addiction, cancer screening, health economics, and aging research. The successful candidate is expected also to work closely with faculty across UTHSC and a formal network of hospitals including the West Cancer Center, the largest cancer care provider in the region with over 36,000 patients treated annually. UTHSC also maintains a research Enterprise Data Warehouse as a comprehensive and integrated repository of clinical and administrative data across this hospital network to facility cohort discovery, observational studies, and quality and operations improvement.

UTHSC is a major medical and research center located in Memphis, Tennessee, a medium sized, ethnically diverse, culturally rich, and family friendly and affordable city. Interested applicants should electronically submit a copy of their CV, a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience, and at least three references to Epidemiology Search Committee Chair, . Review will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.



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