Clinician-Investigator—Center for Health System Improvement
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
February 22, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Join a dynamic team conducting innovative patient-centered outcomes research devoted to health systems improvement for vulnerable populations. The position requires strong interest and established research track record in one or more of the following focus areas: Health Services Research, Health Care Delivery Innovations (e.g. Patient-Centered Medical Homes [PCMH], Care Transitions), Comparative Effectiveness, Health Information Technology, and Improving Care for Chronic Disease. We are particularly interested in candidates with research focus on improving ambulatory health care delivery systems for people with chronic conditions.
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 June 1, 2018.
The University of Tennessee offers a generous benefit package including two accumulated vacation days monthly in addition to scheduled University holidays. Your complete benefit package as a State of Tennessee employee includes, medical, dental, life insurance and a non-contributory retirement plan. You can explore University benefits at https://uthsc.edu/hr/benefits/overview.php. You will notice affordable premiums, generous leave policies and additional retirement savings options. There are also benefits unique to the State that you may not find anywhere else. The Sick Leave Bank and Longevity pay are two benefits that help to make the State benefit package one of the most valuable compared to other employers.
Strong health care delivery research track record required and research focus on improving ambulatory care for chronic conditions preferred. M.D. with an additional M.P.H., Ph.D., or equivalent degrees and demonstrated ability to acquire sustained, external, investigator-initiated funding required. Open to clinical backgrounds in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, preventive medicine, and other clinical disciplines.
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.
For more information about the Center for Health System Improvement go to www.uthsc.edu/CHSI.
Additional Salary Information: Depends on experience.
Internal Number: 23056
About University of Tennessee Health Science Center
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.