Assistant Professor - Medical Education, Memphis - 190000023Q

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN

ID: 7062170
Posted: November 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Medical Education at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center invites applications to fill an open rank educator position. This is a full-time non-tenure track salaried faculty position with a comprehensive benefits package and an initial 3-year appointment that is renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching didactic and small group/team-based learning exercises in the discipline of pharmacology as it relates to multiple diseases. Students are first and second-year medical students (M1s and M2s), and other health professional students. It is expected that material taught in the M1 and M2 years will be reinforced and integrated, with more limited teaching responsibilities, throughout all 4 years of the MD degree program.


Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree with a background in pharmacology or related field of study and be eligible for a faculty appointment at the level of an Assistant Professor.

Teaching experience in clinically oriented pharmacology is preferred but not required. The candidate should be an enthusiastic educator with demonstrated ability to work productively, collegially, and effectively within a faculty-team environment.

This position includes opportunities to conduct scholarly activities related to educational programs.

Applicants should submit a letter with a description of teaching philosophy and experience, curriculum vitae, and names of three references in a single Word or PDF document along with the completed application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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 vibrant 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.


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