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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 www.pennstatehershey.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@hmc.psu.edu or by phone at 717-531-8187.

We look forward to you joining us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2017.


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


Research Faculty

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont


The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont invites applications for a Ph.D. or similar doctoral degree research faculty with a record of sustained extramural funding in the area of health services research. Experience in quality improvement projects and teaching is highly desirable.

Focus and experience in the areas of population health improvement, big data, epidemiology, and research mentoring will be influential in the selection.  Priority will be given to persons who have experience in an academic setting.   The academic appointment will be commensurate with experience. The selected candidate will join a busy and collegial program. The non-tenure research faculty appointment will be at the Associate Professor or Professor level, commensurate with experience and funding.  Our program supports academic and professional growth while affording excellent quality of life.

Located in Burlington, the University of Vermont and The University of Vermont Medical Center serve as Vermont’s only academic medical center, and provides community and tertiary care to patients from Vermont and northern New York.  Burlington is a vibrant community located on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. With year-round recreational opportunities, safe communities and excellent schools; this progressive community has been frequently cited as one of the most livable cities in the US. 

Additional information about The University of Vermont Medical Center and the Department of Family Medicine can be obtained at:



The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, scholarship and/or service; applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.  The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must apply at https://www.uvmjobs.com for position 024348 . A review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Henry Ford Health System

Chair- Department of Family Medicine

The Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, seeks a new Chair to lead the Department of Family Medicine.  The Henry Ford Department of Family Medicine, which is currently staffed by over 100 Family Medicine physicians, offers a broad spectrum of services, each backed by strong teaching and research programs to provide patients with the most up to date advances in healthcare.

The Chair is a member of the Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG) and of the Chairs Council, which works with the CEO to provide leadership to HFMG. The Chair will oversee the Department’s research and education mission, which includes 24 Family Medicine residents and 2 fellowship programs. Through an agreement with Wayne State University, rotations are provided in Family Medicine for 3rd and 4th year Medical Students assigned to Henry Ford.  The Chair will have an academic appointment at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

The new Chair of the Department of Family Medicine will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the Henry Ford Medical Group.  He or she will also participate in governance of the Henry Ford Medical Group as a member of the Chairs’ Council. The Chair will be responsible for the following:

  • Partnering with the Departmental Administrator in the management of the financial performance of the department’s $16 million dollar annual budget.
  • Assuring adherence to standards of clinical quality and professionalism through direct authority in the privileging, periodic re-credentialing, and ongoing peer review of all family physicians of the Henry Ford Medical Group.
  • In collaboration with the leadership in Henry Ford Medical Group’s Regional Primary Care operations and Population Health Management, assisting in strategic direction and operational planning and implementation in primary care practice.
  • Providing mentoring and oversight for physician leaders in the department who manage the day to day performance of its clinical and teaching programs.
  • Providing oversight of contractual relationships with multiple external agencies for physician clinical services and physician administrative leadership.
  • Leading the strategic direction and implementation of clinical programs in Geriatrics, Home Visiting Physicians, and Hospice.
  • Participating within the Medical Group governance structure with other department chairs in guidance of the direction and implementation of Medical Group priorities.
  • Establishing and directing a vision for academic contributions of family physicians in research and education.

Job requirements:

The ideal candidate:

  • Will be a physician licensable in the state of Michigan with current certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine or American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine;
  • Have a reputation as an outstanding, highly respected clinician with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Highly regarded nationally within the family medicine community and with an accomplished record of research and scholarship;
  • Demonstrated success managing a budget;
  • Fundraising experience a plus;
  • Prior operational experience leading groups of physicians, researchers and health care staff;
  • Broad and deep experience within an academic health system or other environment where patient care, academic research and educational training are pursued with rigor;
  • Ideally worked in an integrated health system and demonstrated the ability to build relationships and work effectively with other clinical departments and with community physicians and surgeons, particularly in the development and management of a regional system of Family Medicine care;
  •  An understanding of the ethics and cross-disciplinary nature of medical group practice;
  • Committed to the mission of medical education and particularly graduate medical education; dedicated to maintaining a positive culture and environment for residents with an understanding of the evolving trends in graduate medical education, including the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System and milestone development and implementation;
  •  Record of achievement in research as a funded researcher and a developer of a successful research program involving others, ideally including translational and outcomes research;
  • An understanding of the transformation occurring in health care delivery and financing from volume-based to value-based reimbursement and of the role of  family medicine in that transition to population-based health care; and
  • A commitment to continuously improving the quality of care delivery, including the level of customer service to patients and to referring physicians.

 Leadership and Management Competencies

  • Can create a compelling vision for the future to align faculty and staff;
    • Ability to mentor, develop, inspire and lead physicians and staff, establishing a culture of accountability and teamwork;
    • Effective relationship builder both inside and outside the organization with the ability to inspire collaboration across departments;
  • Maintains an organizational focus, as opposed to purely departmental or personal;
  • Capable of working effectively in the face of ambiguity;
  • Strength in operational leadership;
    • Has fiscal discipline and can manage and balance operating and capital budgets in the context of departmental and larger organizational goals;
    • High degree of emotional intelligence with well-developed listening and communication skills;
    • Able to identify, recruit, and retain strong physicians, researchers, and staff;
    • Effective leader of organizational change while being sensitive to organizational culture;
    • Collaborative team member as well as leader, with an ability to shape excellent, high-performing teams;
    • Decisive leader, but also one who respects process and the importance of consensus building in matrix organizations such as academic health centers and medical groups.   

Personal Characteristics

  • Embodies professionalism with a high degree of integrity;
  • High energy and drive;
  • Highly collaborative and collegial spirit;
  • Enthusiastic and engaging personality with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Innovative;
  • Optimistic, inspires and sustains high morale;
  • Approachable; and, Able to engender trust and respect both inside the organization and outside with key stakeholders.

Contact info: Scott Johnson, sjohns10@hfhs.org, 313-874-4691, http://p.rfer.us/HENRYFORDuTW1rI

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned. 

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care (Ref.: 201700163)

Applications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or an equivalent qualification in the field of health and health services research and a track record in both publications and award of competitive research grants, and should currently be active in research.  Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated an outstanding performance in research on the evaluation of primary care services, health-related quality of life outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health interventions.  They should also have an excellent command of spoken and written English, knowledge of medical statistics and skills of using advanced statistics software.  The appointee will be responsible for developing research programmes on health and primary care services, and supporting other research projects undertaken by the Department in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to fmpcsp@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/Closes March 31, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy