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University of Utah Assistant/Associate/Full Professor DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Assistant/Associate/Full Professor DOQ

Department 00200 - Nutrition & Integrative Physio

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 01/01/2020

Details

The Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine; Health, Kinesiology and Recreation; Nutrition and Integrative Physiology; Population Health Sciences; the College of Nursing; the Gastroesophageal and Bariatric Surgery Section of the Division of General Surgery, the Division of General Internal Medicine, and the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Utah are recruiting several tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank. The successful candidates will have an outstanding record of research productivity on the underlying health behaviors and systems that influence or prevent chronic diseases with a focus on obesity and diabetes including implementation science, behavioral interventions, and health services research. Applicants with PhDs, MDs, or other Clinical Doctorates in a diverse array of disciplines (e.g. Nutrition, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, etc.) will be considered.

The successful candidate will develop an independent, extramurally funded research program and train and mentor graduate students. Dependent on department expectations, some additional teaching or clinical work may be expected. Applications will be reviewed as they are received (starting November 8th, 2019) and the position will remain open until filled.

New recruits will maintain a primary appointment in one of the aforementioned academic departments while having membership in the institution’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center ( DMRC ). The interdisciplinary DMRC strives to unify and enhance efforts of clinicians, researchers, and educators to catalyze innovative research relating to diabetes and metabolic health throughout Utah and the Intermountain West. The center comprises more than 100 faculty across multiple schools, colleges, and departments and supports researchers through the recruitment of research-intensive faculty, distribution of pilot grants, organization of symposia and seminars, and management of training grants. The successful applicant will also have access to outstanding research services (e.g. Utah Population Database, Center for Clinical & Translational Science, etc.), access to clinical data from the University of Utah Comprehensive Weight Management Program and Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, and the ability to leverage resources from the Driving Out Diabetes initiative, a strategic initiative to reduce the burden of diabetes and the associated medical comorbidities of obesity and heart disease through clinical, research, and community engagement programs. Examples of these programs include the Wellness Bus (https://healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/driving-out-diabetes/mobile-health-program.php), childhood and family nutrition programs (https://healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/driving-out-diabetes/childhood-diabetes-prevention.php), and the National Diabetes Prevention Program (https://healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/national-diabetes-prevention-program/).

The University of Utah is a PAC -12 member institution and a Research I University. Patients treated at University of Utah Health Sciences Center travel from all areas of Utah and from the five nearby states of Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada and Arizona, resulting in one of the largest geographic catchment areas of any academic medical center in the United States. Salt Lake City is juxtaposed to the Wasatch Mountains, offering unparalleled opportunities for skiing, hiking, fly fishing, biking, camping, and rock climbing. Eight National Parks are within a 5-hour drive from Salt Lake City.

Contact person: Sara Salmon, sara.salmon@hsc.utah.edu

Please apply online at:

http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/99985

and upload a cover letter, current CV, Research Statement. Reference letters will be solicited after an initial screening process.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U 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 our mission.

EEO /Diversity Information: 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 demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Salary commensurate with experience.

EEO/Diversity Information

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.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 10/29/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02361F

Type Faculty

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