We are seeking a clinician-investigator with a passion for patient-centered outcomes research and health system science to join a growing and dynamic team of faculty in the Center for Health System Improvement. This faculty member will either focus primarily on conducting pragmatic clinical and health services research or on developing our quality scholars and health outcomes research training programs. The Center leads the Mid-South's Diabetes Wellness and Prevention Coalition (DWPC) Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) and works in collaboration with major health systems and community health centers throughout the Mid-South to improve care for vulnerable populations.
The clinician-investigator will care for patients; conduct pragmatic clinical and health services research; and train and supervise residents, fellows, and health policy and outcomes research MS and PhD students. Candidates should have a strong interest in one or more of these areas: patient-centered outcomes research; health services; quality improvement; comparative effectiveness; health care delivery; health information technology; disparities; health system science; implementation science; and improving care for patients with obesity, diabetes, or other chronic diseases.
One full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position available at assistant, associate, or full professor level with tenure-track option. Submit letter of interest, CV, and a list of three references or inquiries to: Dr. Jim Bailey, Professor & Director, Center for Health System Improvement, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Phone: 901-448-2475; email: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2020.
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 vibrant restaurant and music scenes, 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, over 273 miles of bike trails, the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and the International Blues Challenge.
The UTHSC Center for Health System Improvement improves health and health care in the Mid-South region by supporting interdisciplinary health systems research, evaluating innovative regional health and health care quality improvement efforts, championing patient-centered outcomes research, and promoting sustainable community-driven health system change. The CHSI currently has four core faculty based in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and/or Department of Preventive Medicine and is rapidly expanding. We foster collaboration across UTHSC and the community and have 40 affiliated-faculty representing all of the UTHSC Colleges including Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Dentistry, and Graduate Health Sciences. The CHSI works in close partnership with our region’s largest health systems to improve care through our pragmatic research initiatives. We support the Southern Obesity and Diabetes Coalition, the Mid-South’s DWPC, and the DWPC’s AHRQ-recognized PBRN which includes and serves over 450,000 of the Mid-South’s most vulnerable citizens
Successful candidates will hold an M.D. with an additional M.P.H., Ph.D., or equivalent degree; demonstrated scientific accomplishment; excellent oral and written communication skills; and an ability to acquire sustained, external, investigator-initiated and/or primary care research fellowship training program funding.
Highly Desirable Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who have conducted scholarly work in health services and/or pragmatic clinical research with practical implications for clinical practice and/or population health, to candidates who can lead multidisciplinary research teams to develop and test interventions to improve health systems serving vulnerable populations, and to candidates who have participated in or helped lead primary care research fellowship training programs.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 19000000WM
About University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is the largest academic health science center in the southeastern United States. UTHSC’s Memphis campus comprises six colleges – Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – training the health care scientists and caregivers of tomorrow. Nearly 2,700 students are enrolled at UTHSC, which also offers a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities including our Health Outcomes and Policy Research PhD program. Pursuing basic science and clinical research with an emphasis on translational research, UTHSC investigators are supported by both government grants and private funding. In fiscal 2013, UTHSC faculty received almost $90 million in external funding for research and sponsored projects.
The Center for Health System Improvement (CHSI) is a University-wide center, and was initially established as the Healthy Memphis Data Center in 2004 to foster interdisciplinary health systems improvement research. Its mission is to improve health and health care in the Mid-South region by supporting interdisciplinary health systems research, evaluating innovative regional health and health ca...re quality improvement efforts, championing patient-centered outcomes research, and promoting sustainable community-driven health system change. Dr. Bailey has served as the Center’s director since its founding. CHSI hosts a monthly Health Systems Research Conference in addition to periodic special seminars directly relevant to the current project. CHSI has over 25 affiliated faculty and staff from all the major Colleges of UTHSC.