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Family and Community Medicine Research Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
  Dissemination & Implementation Scientist – Assistant or Associate Professor
University of Colorado - School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
  Research Faculty (open rank)
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  Professor Clinical Professor-Medical Series
CUNY School of Medicine, Community Health & Social Medicine
New York, New York
  Director, High Plains Research Network
University of Colorado, School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
  Tenure Track Faculty Position
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT


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 11/17/2018

Dissemination & Implementation Scientist - Assistant or Associate Professor

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds. 

The University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM) seeks an experienced Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Scientist at the advanced assistant or associate professor level to collaborate with and help lead an active and growing D&I research, training and consultation program. 

This position will be predominantly or solely research, although some clinical work or teaching is possible depending upon candidate background and interests. The position will involve partnership with diverse programs, departments and disciplines across the CU SOM and other community and academic partner organizations. It will be housed within the D&I Science Program of the CU Denver Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS). 

A specific candidate content area of interest is not required, however, alignment with areas of current strengths on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus may be desirable. Examples of existing methodological or content areas of expertise include: pragmatic research and evaluation, learning health systems, digital health, leadership and teams, patient centered and shared decision making, and mixed methods including quantitative and/or qualitative methods. The emphasis is on D&I methods skills as well as a being a contributor to our existing D&I team towards the overall goal of integrating clinical and community resources to enhance population health. 

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus includes many strong programs and centers including the Cancer Center, Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Cardiovascular Consortium for Outcomes Research, the Eastern Colorado VA (and QUERI program), Geriatric Research and Education Center, leading practice-based research networks and many others. ACCORDS is jointly funded by the Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine to provide training, research support, and to develop depth in T3-T4 science. It is a highly collaborative program that brings together social scientists and clinician researchers across the campus. 


Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include a clinical or research terminal degree (e.g. PhD, MD) and 4 or more years experience following training is required. 

The successful candidate will have a strong record in health services research and experience in clinical and community settings. S/he should also have explicit training and experience in D&I science. Knowledge and demonstrated use of D&I models, methods and measures is required. The position will require independent research, grant writing and publication productivity, but also skill in interacting with multiple university and community groups and in providing research consultation. Interest in and ability to work in and productively collaborate with transdisciplinary teams and consult with and mentor junior MD and PhD researchers and those new to D&I is required. 

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at 
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The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities. 

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation 

Diversity and Equity: 
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Posting expires 9/30/2018
Research Faculty
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a national leader in innovative clinical care and teaching, is seeking to fill two tenured/tenure track Research Faculty positions. Successful candidates will demonstrate the capacity for high-quality research, teaching, and clinical care, and will be expected to publish in top-tier academic/ medical journals. Securing grant funding is expected.

Successful candidates should have teaching experience with a variety of learners, including medical students, residents, fellows, and allied health professionals and an interest in teaching in the medical school. This position will need to generate scholarly productivity and developing proposals. Dissemination of presentations and publications at the national, local, and state levels is expected.

The mission of the Department of Family Medicine is to promote the health of the people of North Carolina and the nation through leadership and innovation in clinical practice, medical education, research and community service. We are concerned with both current needs and future generations, and have a special commitment to the underserved, mothers and children, the elderly and other populations at risk in a time of rapid changes in the organization of health care. Learn more about the Department of Family Medicine at: https://www.med.unc.edu/fammed/

The Research Faculty roles will be an integral part of the department’s research section. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Clinical: Clinical responsibilities will be determined by application’s qualification and training, all determined with the fair and standard allocation of credit applied to all faculty. This could include continuity clinic in the UNC Family Medicine Center, or clinical care and teaching in the hospital on the Family Medicine Inpatient Service or in the Observation unit, among a variety of other clinical possibilities. 
  • Teaching & Education: Like all other faculty in the department, this position will be expected to fulfill the institutions’ teaching mission, including teaching various learners and faculty in research methods as appropriate. In addition, the individual will serve as a mentor to students and fellows.
  • Research: This position will need to generate scholarly productivity by generating extramural funding, producing 2-4 research manuscripts annually, disseminating research through presentations and publications at the national, local and state level will be expected, and participating in the department’s vibrant scholarly environment, including teaching and mentoring a variety of learners, collaborating with others within and external to the department on research proposals, and in other ways helping the department continue our national leadership.
  • Institutional Citizenship: All faculty are expected to work as part of the larger team to improve access, reduce cost, improve quality, and promote efficiency and better health outcomes. You may be requested to engage in community outreach and attend professional events to assist with program development and building professional relationships with referring providers. In addition, attention to timely and complete documentation and high patient satisfaction are expected of all faculty members in our department.

The UNC Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Faculty rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience plus excellent UNC faculty physician benefits. The Department prefers full-time positions, but is willing to negotiate to no less than .75 FTE (full time equivalent).

Educational Requirements:
A MD or DO is required. Candidates must be board certified/ board eligible in Family Medicine. Fellowship training and/or an advanced degree (e.g. MPH) is highly desirable but not mandatory.

Qualifications and Experience:
The successful candidate must have excellent clinical and teaching skills and have a passion for pursuing an academic career in Family Medicine. This position requires excellent writing skills and experience developing publications and reports appropriate for dissemination to a variety of audiences (e.g., academic, project funders), as well as evaluation and research proposals. Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with project funders and clients.

History of successful peer reviewed publications and participation and success in grant writing is preferred. This position is supported through secured funding and clinical work.

Salary Range: Dependent on Qualifications and Experience
Appointment Type:  Tenured/Tenure Track

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Posting expires 12/6/18


Clinical Professor-Medical Series
CUNY School of Medicine, Community and Social Medicine 


The CUNY School of Medicine is unique among the nation's medical schools in tailoring its curriculum towards preparation of students to become community-oriented primary care physicians who will serve in medically underserved areas. This mission is achieved through the School's intensive three-year sequence of courses in Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM), which include field placements in community medicine in partnership with community-based health centers and health-related programs in underserved areas of New York City. Through field placements, course work, and independent study, CHASM provides students with the opportunity to go beyond traditional patient encounters and analyze and intervene in the health care of defined populations.

CHASM is searching for a full-time (11 month), experienced instructor to serve as Course Director for a six credit undergraduate course entitled Evaluation in Healthcare Settings, as well as assist with other departmental teaching duties as needed, and provide professional service in line with the mission and vision of the CUNY School of Medicine. The course is held during the summer (May-July), but the position requires considerable planning and evaluation activities throughout the year. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and directing the course, teaching on campus lectures and facilitating small group sessions, as well as supervising and evaluating students out in the community at a variety of health-related community sites, located throughout New York City. The hire will be in the non-tenure track title of Clinical Professor. Individuals appointed as Clinical Professors – Medical series are experienced practitioners or teachers in their professions or fields of expertise. The duties of the position include teaching (including, in some cases, clinical instruction), and may include research.

Duties will include:

  • Develop/revise the course syllabus with input from the CSOM curriculum committee
  • Recruit new and collaborate with existing community preceptors
  • Coordinate scheduling with appropriate community sites/preceptors
  • Serve as a principal liaison between the School of Medicine and field sites
  • Conduct site visits to field sites to ensure that preceptors and students are meeting course and site expectations.
  • Serve as offsite field training supervisor for approximately 30 students/year
  • Oversee up to two part time field training supervisors
  • Ensure completion of Affiliation Agreements with all community sites
  • Placement of students in field training sites
  • Ensure all health related requirements are met before students begin offsite training work
  • Coordinate onsite classroom sessions
  • Teach lectures and facilitate small group sessions
  • Problem-solve challenges that arise at field sites, and address student performance issues in collaboration with site preceptors and field training supervisors
  • Coordinate evaluation and grading across preceptors and field training supervisors
  • Review and submission of final grades
  • Annual evaluation of the course's successes and challenges
  • Work with department administrative staff to coordinate all aspects of the course
  • Assist CHASM faculty with courses as needed, including but not limited to teaching occasional lectures, facilitating small group learning experiences and grading
  • Facilitate problem-based learning sessions within the medical school curriculum
  • Serve on CHASM and/or School of Medicine committees (e.g. faculty/staff search committees, curriculum workgroups, etc.)


  • Masters or doctoral level degree in a health related field (e.g. public and/or population health field, social work, medicine, education etc.)
  • Experience serving as a site/field training supervisor and/or preceptor
  • Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate or master's college level
  • Experience with survey design data analysis
  • Must have demonstrated satisfactory qualifies of personality and character, a record of achievements in his/her profession or field of expertise, and a willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with students, community preceptors, CSOM faculty and staff
  • Outstanding team building and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of SPSS a plus
  • Must have a thorough understanding and appreciation of the mission of the school.
  • Experience working with diverse groups/students and demonstrated commitment to diversity and to promoting a culture that nurtures various forms of inquiry and scholarship across multiple disciplines highly preferred


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.



Open until filled, with resume review to begin on August 16, 2018.


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Posting expires 9/15/18
Director, High Plains Research Network
University of Colorado; Department of Family and Community Medicine 

Nature of Work:

The High Plains Research Network (HPRN), founded in 1997, is a nationally recognized geographically based practice- and community-based research network in rural eastern Colorado. The HPRN Mission Statement, “To provide excellent rural health care by translating the best scientific evidence into every-day clinical practice,” has engaged the network in a wide range of research funded by local, state, and federal agencies, including: colon cancer prevention, asthma management, cardiovascular disease, cancer survivorship, underinsurance, mental health, practice transformation, and opioid use disorder. Linking primary care, behavioral health, public health, and community organizations into local communities of solution is the driving force for the HPRN.

HPRN is based in the School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU) and is one of the five networks in the SNOCAP (State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners) Practice-based Research Network collaborative at CU. The CU DFM is the second largest department of family medicine in the country and is recognized as one of the top academic family medicine departments in the nation.

Position Duties:

The Director will oversee with the Co-Director the research, and fiscal network activities. The position will include travel to practices and communities in eastern Colorado. The position will involve engaging in research projects that cross-cut topics, methods, and scope. This position presents opportunities to collaborate with fellow researchers in the Department and across the Anschutz Medical Campus with expertise in a variety of research methods and technologies and community members with a passion to help people in their local rural communities. This position offers potential to practice part-time in the HPRN region.

Current research projects provide funding to partially support this position initially.  A start-up package is negotiable to support transitioning into this position.

The CU DFM includes a comprehensive research team, including biostatisticians, quantitative and qualitative data analysts, grant and contracts management, and administrative support. 

The Director reports to the Vice Chair of Research in the DFM.  Anticipated hiring rank: Assistant or Associate Professor.

Program Leadership and Vision

  • Serve as the leader and key spokesperson for HPRN.
  • Ensure projects and programs align with the HPRN mission.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clinicians, practice staff, other health care facilities, and community members in the HPRN region.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the HPRN Community Advisory Council, including project identification and advocacy for the C.A.C. and community engaged research.
  • Understand rural primary care health and services delivery issues and successes.
  • Establish and maintain communication and promote collaboration within CU and other organizations.
  • Promote the work of the HPRN within the Department, CU, and local, national, and international foundations and organizations.

Research and Program Development

  • Create innovative, testable interventions with the research team and community members that work to provide sustainable solutions for practices and communities.
  • Actively discern and promote research that addresses health concerns of community members, clinicians, and practice teams in the HPRN region.
  • Regularly seek funding opportunities, develop research questions, and prepare proposals for studies and programs that address health topics relevant to rural eastern Colorado.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with teams across departments, local organizations, and academic institutions across the country to conduct research and disseminate findings and tested interventions.
  • Ensure projects meet regulatory, fiscal, and funder requirements.

Training and Mentorship

  • Provide professional development and research mentorship to junior faculty and research staff in the Department of Family Medicine.
  • Support the HPRN co-Director.

Clinical Care Opportunity

  • Provide care to patients in a primary care clinical setting (20%).

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Medicine or Osteopathy (MD/DO, PA, NP).
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine.
  • Demonstrated experience writing and managing grants.
  • Ability to obtain Colorado Medical License and possession of a current DEA Certificate.
  • Ability to be fully credentialed in the UCH (or other appropriate clinical) system.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with community groups.
  • Experience working in rural communities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Interest in rural communities and health.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department of Family Medicine faculty and staff and external partners.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Capacity for flexibility and adaptability in different work situations.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.

More information about the High Plains Research Network

In addition to the Director, the HPRN staff includes a co-Director who oversees day-to-day functioning of the network and projects, assists with grant writing and dissemination activities, provides direct supervision to HPRN staff, and works closely in support of the Director. HPRN employs four staff who live and work in the HPRN region, working directly with practices and community partners to implement projects and participating in the spectrum of research activities. Infrastructure support is offered through the DFM’s grants and contracts, biostatistics, and administrative support teams.  

An important feature of the HPRN is its Community Advisory Council, which consists of local farmers, ranchers, business owners, retirees, students, and other community members. This group participates in all aspects of the research from topic selection to methods and interpretation of results to dissemination through presentations and co-authorship of manuscripts.

Current HPRN studies include work on medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder (IT MATTTRs Colorado, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), home blood pressure management (Just Check It, COPD (CAPTURE, funded by NIH), and practice transformation through the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) and EvidenceNow Southwest (AHRQ funded).

Current research projects provide funding to partially support this position initially.  A start-up package is negotiable to support transitioning into this position

Posting expires 12/17/18


Tenure Faculty Position 
University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking exceptional candidates for one or more tenure line faculty positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor rank. Specific rank dependent on qualifications. We seek applications from exceptional physician-investigators in any or combination of the following areas: of health equity/disparities, tobacco prevention and cessation, cancer prevention and control, health services research, next generation primary care, life course epidemiology, occupational health, environmental health, and global health.

This faculty position is primarily dedicated to conducting extramurally-funded research but will also provide opportunities for involvement in education, administration/service, and clinical care. Candidates should possess a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education. Candidates interested in positions at the Associate or Professor ranks are expected to have a track record of obtaining extramural funding to advance their research program.

Faculty rank and salary level is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants with clinical degrees must be board eligible or certified in their respective specialty. The position offers opportunity to collaborate with diverse teams of highly successful researchers in the department as well as in the University of Utah Health Sciences, including the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Affairs Center of Innovation, the Woman and Child Institute, the Utah Genome Project/Precision Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, the Diabetes-Metabolism Research Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Additional collaborative opportunities are available across the University of Utah in areas such as psychology, sociology, business, social work, engineering, anthropology, economics, etc.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral or fellowship research training
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Strong record of obtaining extramural research funding
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively on concurrent research projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral skills

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine was founded in 1970 making it one of the oldest and most established family medicine departments in the country.

Currently ranked #4 in NIH funding in the 2017 Blueridge Report, the Department comprises four highly-ranked complimentary Divisions: Public Health, Physician Assistant Studies, Family Medicine, and Occupational and Environmental Health. The Department offers eight different graduate degrees, teaches medical students, and trains residents in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The Department of Family and Preventive medicine is committed and accountable to promote a culture of inclusiveness, diversity and respect of all faculty, staff, students, and the communities we serve.. We value and rely upon diversity and inclusion for the development, improvement and sustainability of exceptional education, research and healthcare for our diverse, ever changing local, regional, national and international communities.

The University of Utah was founded in 1850, is a member of the PAC-12, is ranked as one of the top US public research universities, and is particularly distinguished in medicine, genetics, and engineering. Located in Salt Lake City adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, serving over 31,000 students, including over 2,000 international students and scholars from over 114 different countries.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae along with the completed application. The online application is available at:

Please contact Cami Palo, at cami.palo@hsc.utah.edu with any questions regarding this posting.

“University of Utah Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of University of Utah Health.”

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Posting expires 11/15/18









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