Chief of Division of Community Health, Dept of Family Medicine and Community Health, CE or Tenure

Job description

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in either the tenure track or the non-tenure clinician-educator track. Responsibilities include a combination of administrative, research and educational duties pertinent to background and experience. Teaching responsibilities/opportunities will be expected with residents and medical students. Applicants must have an M.D and/or Ph.D or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and research.

The successful candidate will have leadership skills to interact with a wide range of stakeholders in the medical school, university, and the community. Candidates require a demonstrated track record of scholarship and should articulate a clear vision for the future of research and community health for family medicine and primary care. Candidates will provide evidence of excellence in mentorship and teaching as well as collaboration. Experience in collaborative research and willingness to engage in research in a rigorous and interdisciplinary setting, and excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Interaction with and opportunities for research exist with clinical providers. Tenure track faculty conduct extramurally-funded research as PI, and Clinician Educator track faculty typically have a greater focus on collaborative research as Co-Investigator. For MD candidates, there is the opportunity to provide outpatient clinical care in the department's new state-of-the-art clinical space.

Nationally unique and endowed with talented and dedicated staff and faculty, the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is poised for leadership in community health, population health and primary care. The vision of the department is: “Leader in promoting thriving communities through advanced primary care for all individuals and families.” The department is in the largest academic health center in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, which is comprised of PSOM and University of Pennsylvania Health System. The department has quickly gained eminence in training national leaders in academic family medicine.

Our faculty are engaged in diverse training, including pre-doctoral, residency, fellowships, graduate and post-doctoral programs. Leveraging the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, the department has clinical, research, and training activities in the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital, the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and several federally-qualified community health centers.

The Division of Community Health includes a newly created Center for Community and Population Health Policy to help galvanize community health and population health research in PSOM, which includes the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health (NCIBH), a Population Health Program (PAP), and screening outreach. A cornerstone of the center is the Mixed Methods Research Lab, which fosters the use of novel methodologies to integrate stakeholder perspectives into research. More information can be found online at

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 2/22/2018
Application Due: 2/22/2020
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