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Open Rank Associate or Full Professor

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: VT Carilion School of Medicine
Department: VTC Healthcare Science
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Research / Scientific, Medical Professionals

Job Description

The Department of Health Systems and Implementation Science at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine seeks exceptional candidates for an Associate or Full Professor on the Teaching and Research track. This is a tenure-eligible, independent investigator faculty position dedicated to Virginia Tech’s research and teaching missions. Rank is commensurate with experience and level of accomplishment.

Successful candidates will be expected to lead an extramurally funded research program focused on improving population health by training leaders in health systems science or related field, strengthening health systems, and translating evidence into policy and practice. We are committed to excellence and innovation in research and education, underpinned by a focus on equity, societal impact, and building partnerships in the communities we serve.

Areas of research interest could include human-centered design or human factors, health equity, health services research, and research on barriers and/or facilitators to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices. Particularly desired fields of application include obesity, diabetes, cancer care, and addiction.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in health systems science, implementation science, or relevant field of expertise to medical and graduate students. Other responsibilities include advising students (Ph.D., Masters, Undergraduate), supervising dissertations or thesis work, maintaining a program of scholarship and scholarly activities, and engaging in professional service.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have, (1) a doctorate in health sciences or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited or similar school, (2) a strong research track-record that includes recent publications in elite health science journals and a history of gaining extramural funding, and (3) instructional capabilities at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include (1) experience as a mentor to junior faculty and doctoral students, (2) overlap of research interests with those of our current faculty in the implementation science areas (3) evidence of effective teaching in medical and graduate courses.

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Commensurate with experience and rank

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

The department values diversity and continually strives to maintain and promote an inclusive learning, working, and research environment that embraces all students and employees. We are particularly interested in applications from persons identifying with groups currently underrepresented in the Virginia Tech and VTCSOM communities.


About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

In partnership with the Carilion Clinic and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is a cornerstone of one of the nation’s premier health and biomedical research ecosystems. Located in Roanoke, Virginia, the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and 40 miles from the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, VTCSOM provides abundant opportunities to deliver innovative, discovery-based medical education in a community-based and picturesque setting. Its innovative curriculum includes robust, longitudinal mentored research training and a major curricular emphasis on health systems science and interprofessional practice. The school has been recognized with Health Profession HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Awards since 2018 for its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Students are also attracted to VTCSOM due to its 99% match success, including competitive specialties and programs. With a 2.3% acceptance rate, VTCSOM receives over 6,400 applications for 49 positions and is poised for continued growth.

Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

About Carilion Clinic
Carilion Clinic is one of Virginia's leading not-for-profit healthcare organizations. The integrated "clinic model," offers a patient-centered comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services. The Carilion care teams provide quality care close to home for nearly one million Virginians. Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, a 703-bed, level-one trauma center serves as the academic flagship for the clinic supported by five surrounding community hospitals.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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