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University of Utah Tenure Associate Professor or Professor, Director of Global Health and Tropical Medicine Program in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Tenure Track Global Health & Tropical Medicine Faculty

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin January 2022 or thereafter


The University of Utah, School of Medicine is seeking a senior Infectious Disease physician for a position as Director of a new Global Health and Tropical Medicine Program in the Division of Infectious Diseases as a Tenure-track Professor or Associate Professor, dependent on qualifications.

The ideal applicant will be capable of leading the development of a cross-departmental and multi-disciplinary Global Health Research Program at the University of Utah. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program and have experience in mentorship of junior faculty. They will also have the opportunity to develop and coordinate global health research activities with the School of Medicine and University of Utah Health, building upon ongoing NIH -funded collaborative research partnerships in multiple locations, including Bangladesh, Cameroon, Haiti, Rwanda, and Tanzania. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the Travel Medicine and Global Health activities of the Infectious Diseases Division, particularly in the education of fellows.

The Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah consists of 17 faculty and 27 staff members not including clinic staff. The division derives its funding from clinical revenue, a Ryan White federal grant to support care of people living with HIV , and other federal and non-federal research grants, including NIH / NCI / NIAID funded research in virology, gastrointestinal infections, diagnostics, and vaccines.

Our clinical services consist of outpatient clinics at both the University and the VA and inpatient consultation at both institutions. There are separate outpatient clinics for General Infectious Diseases, Immunocompromised patients, Travel Medicine, and HIV . The Infectious Disease Travel Medicine activities include evaluation and care of returning travelers, and supervision of eight nurse-run pre-travel clinics. The division participates as a site in the CDC -funded GeoSentinel and Global TravEpiNet surveillance programs.

All faculty participate in the educational mission by taking part in the seminars, didactic lectures, clinical conferences and the fellowship program. Unique resources available at the University of Utah School of Medicine include the ARUP laboratories, a national clinical reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development and extensive expertise in human genetics, including the Utah Population Database. In addition, the Division partners with basic and translational researchers in the University-wide Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative.

Applicants must be board certified in Infectious Diseases, have a strong record of extramural funded research with an international reputation, and progressive administrative experience. Funding from the Department of Medicine/ Division of Infectious Diseases may include an Endowed Chair in Global Health and Tropical Medicine. Ample resources and a startup package to support faculty recruitment and development of a cross-departmental and multi-disciplinary Global Health Program will be provided to the successful candidate.

University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. 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. The university is located in Salt Lake City, which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities. The city is a thriving hub for innovation and the arts. Salt Lake City is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offer ample opportunity for outdoor adventure, including nine ski resorts within an hour of campus. As a university, we are committed to supporting our faculty, staff, and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. We aim to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all employees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Inquiries may be sent to:

Sankar Swaminathan, M.D.

Don Merrill Rees Presidential Endowed Chair

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Department of Internal Medicine

University of Utah School of Medicine

30 N. 1900 E., Room 4B319 SOM

Salt Lake City, UT 84132

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

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

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

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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 07/14/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02691F

Type Faculty