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Family and Community Medicine Research Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania   
  Chair, Dept of Family Medicine & Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA
  Vice Chair for CIPT
University of California, Davis School of Medicine 
Davis, California     
  Vice Chair for Research
University of Arizona, Dept. of Family Medicine
Tucson, Arizona      


Family and Community Medicine Research Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


The Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA seeks applicants for research faculty positions. These positions will focus on increasing primary care research capacities of a vibrant, growing academic department of Family and Community Medicine with clinical and educational opportunities available. 

The Department has research expertise in the following areas: 

·       Cancer Prevention and Early Detection 

·       Health Services Research 

·       Practice Transformation 

·       Chronic Disease  

The Department has senior research faculty available for mentoring, dedicated core research support staff, and a rural community-based research network. There are many opportunities to collaborate across the Hershey Medical Center and Penn State campus. The positions are open to physician scientists and doctoral level trained applicants with a research focus linked to primary care. 

Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, we offer a great place to live, work, play, and learn. Known as the home of the Hershey chocolate bar, Hershey’s community is rich in history and offers a diverse culture. We’re conveniently located a short distance from major cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington DC. Our local neighborhoods boast a reasonable cost of living whether you prefer a more suburban setting or thriving city rich in theater, arts, and culture. We’re proud of our community involvement and encourage you to learn more about our organization by visiting our website at hmc.pennstatehealth.org.


For more information and to apply online, please visit and search Family and Community Medicine positions at: http://careers.pennstatehershey.org/job-opportunities/physicians

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Mack Ruffin, MD, Department Chair for Family and Community Medicine at mruffin@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or by phone at 717-531-8187. 

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. 

Posting expires 7/7/2018

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health


The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) seeks a distinguished and accomplished leader to serve as the next Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Led since 1998 by Dr. Daniel Lasser, the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (“Department”) has, throughout its history, pioneered novel approaches devoted to clinical care, medical and health professions education, research, and health policy, all with an unwavering commitment to the health of populations who are most at risk. Among the largest and most well-respected departments of its kind, the program graduated its first residents in 1976 and has since operationalized an expansive structure focused on training across a variety of community settings, reflecting the healthcare needs of the Commonwealth.

The next Chair will be expected to maintain the Department as a critical component of the healthcare safety net for the region and the Commonwealth and to serve as a key strategic partner to the executive leadership of both UMMS and UMass Memorial Medical Center (“UMMMC”), particularly in matters related to primary care and population health. The incumbent will steward the considerable resources of the Department and its affiliate groups and will work to grow those resources philanthropically, in advocating for the Department internally, and through an emphasis on increasing scholarly and clinical output.  

The Chair will oversee all academic and healthcare services delivered under the aegis of the Department, promoting teaching, innovation in primary care delivery and research, and will guide faculty to find solutions to complicated problems as they advocate for their patients and their communities.


UMMS has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be submitted via Isaacson, Miller’s website: www.imsearch.com/6597.

Stephanie Fidel, Vice President

Kaden Stearns, Associate

263 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Posting expires 7/21/2018

Vice Chair of CIPT
University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine 


The Vice Chair for CIPT:

  • Is the leading clinical thinker for the DFCM, guiding its efforts in promoting the Quadruple Aim: improving the health of our population; reducing per capita cost of health care; and improving both the patient and provider experiences of care
  • Has a passion for improving the health of communities, not only through medical care but broader interventions relating to social determinants of health
  • Is the leading DFCM spokesperson on clinical issues focused on health care transformation, provider partnerships, affordability and the importance of community engagement and benefit

The Vice Chair for CIPT is responsible for encouraging, initiating, overseeing implementation of, and tracking the impact of proven or promising innovative care delivery models and approaches, to forward the Department’s outpatient, inpatient, and transitional care missions. This individual is responsible for a portfolio of initiatives around cutting edge topics, and networks intensively with experts in the field to identify emerging ideas and challenges. Successful candidates will be skilled at leading through influence, be highly collaborative and understand the regulatory environment. This individual must be equally comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization. 

In addition to overseeing the clinical innovation staff, the Vice Chair works closely with local and regional advocacy and market competitiveness teams to establish and enhance collaborations with community clinical partners. The Vice Chair for CIPT reports to the Chair of the DFCM.

Candidates must possess the degree of MD, be Board certified in Family Medicine and be eligible for licensure in the State of California.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Extensive experience in the development and processes for implementing state-of-the-art, innovative clinical services. Expertise in the health care quality movement and/or alternative (e.g., value-based) payment efforts. Proven record (as evidenced by personal statements or Curriculum Vitae)of having spearheaded and substantively contributed to initiatives that led to positive transformation of clinical practice(s) according to metrics aligned with the Quadruple Aim - improved care quality, lower cost, better patient and provider experience - ideally in the academic medical center setting, and encompassing inpatient, outpatient, and transitions of care
  • Adept with emerging technologies such as virtual visits and asynchronous patient-provider communications
  • Deep understanding of health plans and payers including Medi-Cal and Medicare Demonstrated commitment to and experience in clinical education and clinically-oriented scholarly work
  • Dynamic leadership skills for further growth in clinical, clinical education, and clinically-oriented research and scholarly activities. Strong team player, with demonstrated success in working in cross-functional teams, collaborating with clinical and non-clinical staff. Proven skills in effectively partnering with senior executives of major (ideally academic) health care organizations. Experience mentoring junior personnel. Demonstrated commitment to collegiality, collaboration, diversity, and service.
  • Clinical experience, preferably in an academic group family medicine practice
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including social media; published in peer-reviewed and mainstream publications and experience with grant-writing and management highly desired
  • Ability to see and apply big picture aspects of health care policy to daily program design including webinars, in-person meetings, publications and research initiatives
  • The qualified candidate is required to have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, with demonstrated experience mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, and other under-represented groups

This position will be open until filled through June 30, 2018.

Qualified applicants should upload an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, statement of Clinical Improvement, statement of Practice Management and statement of Teaching, and provide three to five references with full contact information online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01996

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Posting expires July 8, 2018
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Family Medicine, University of Arizona


The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Arizona  (UA) in Tucson, AZ seeks a tenure track, senior research faculty who will serve as Vice Chair for Research for the Department. DFCM is a research-intensive department with ongoing research in prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related conditions, e.g. obesity, diabetes and other related cardio-metabolic disease; tobacco and other substance abuse; and cancer.  Other departmental established programmatic research areas include behavioral health, disabilities, and technology-mediated health interventions (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, HIT).  This position will be pivotal in fulfilling the Department’s top priority to expand clinical health services research, building on a new UA College of Medicine academic partnership with Banner Health, the fourth largest non-profit healthcare system in the US.   

Individuals especially encouraged to apply must be an experienced academic leader with an established research record reflective of one or more of DFCM’s research priority areas: primary care research, clinical trials, applied research, healthcare system-based, clinical informatics-based or community-based approaches to reducing health disparities, especially with underserved and at-risk patients and communities.  Experience with research fellowship training is also desirable. The Vice Chair for Research is expected to mentor junior research faculty and remain engaged in an extramurally funded, personal program of research. The successful candidate will hold a PhD, MD or comparable doctoral degree. 
The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer. 

Korn Ferry is assisting UA with this important search.  Please forward nominations or your CV, letter of interest to: 
Bernard Godley. MD, PhD, MBA  
Korn Ferry 
c/o M. Terri Toth, Senior Associate 

Posting expires 7/15/18









Posting expires 2/25/18


The Department of Family Medicine at Carolinas HealthCare System, is Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC seeks a Family Physician to serve as a Faculty Physician with a focus in clinical research. 

Key roles: 
  • 45% Clinical
  • 30% Research
  • 25% Teaching/Admin
Ideal candidates should demonstrate innovation and scholarship with experience and interest in medical/scientific writing and management of clinical trial investigations, a record of grant funded clinical research, lead authorship on peer reviewed journal publications, and demonstrated ability to balance equally. 
At Carolinas HealthCare System, you will work as a key member of a supportive team that is responsive to your opinions and respects your expertise.  With more than 1,000 primary care physicians across North and South Carolina we are One team dedicated to transforming the delivery of healthcare while providing a superior patient experience. 
Please contact our Physician Recruiter for confidential consideration: 
Michele Rocco 
Posting expires 5/21/2018