Professor - General Internal Medicine, Memphis - 19000001VL
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, is seeking a part-time, Instructor position. This position is a non - tenure track, academic appointment. We are seeking a part-time faculty member with extensive expertise in behavioral counseling techniques (such as motivational interviewing) in support of lifestyle and health behavior change with practical implications for clinical practice and/or population health, health professional education, and clinical research to join the faculty in the Center for Health System Improvement.
The Center leads the region-wide Diabetes Wellness and Prevention Coalition Registry and works in collaboration with major health systems and community health centers throughout the Mid-South to improve care for vulnerable populations.
The part-time faculty member will help conduct pragmatic clinical and health services research focused on clinic- and community-based approaches to support health behavior change for patients with obesity, diabetes, and other obesity-associated chronic conditions. They will also help lead efforts to develop, implement, and oversee online and hybrid curricula and advanced training in motivational interviewing for lay health workers, health professions students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
Candidates should have a strong interest in patient-centered outcomes research focused on supporting health behavior change and improving care for patients with obesity, diabetes, or other chronic diseases.
Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Psychology or related fields, demonstrated scientific accomplishment, excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to help acquire external, investigator-initiated funding. Most importantly, the candidate needs to have extensive experience in motivational interviewing training, techniques, and evaluation of proficiency in learners.
Preference will be given to applicants who have conducted scholarly work in clinical research focused on behavioral counseling techniques such as motivational interviewing in support of lifestyle and health behavior change with practical implications for clinical practice and/or population health, and candidates who can help lead multidisciplinary research teams to develop and test interventions to improve health systems serving vulnerable populations.
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 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 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
Organization Medicine-Gen Internal Med
Job Posting Oct 8, 2019, 9:19:19 PM
Internal Number: 19000001VL
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.