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University of Utah Tenure Track Faculty Position in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position

Department 00223 - Family and Preventive Medicine

City Salt Lake City, UT


New Position to Begin When filled


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: 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 the 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 inNIHfunding 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 thePAC-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 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.”

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.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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 09/05/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02087F

Type Faculty

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