Associate Professor with Tenure - Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Twin Cities
May 22, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Associate Professor with Tenure - Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Location: Twin Cities
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 330332

Required Qualifications:

    PhD or equivalent degree in a health, mental health/behavioral medicine, public health or related field or MD/DO with board certification in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics.
  • Minimum 5 years of research experience within health-related fields
  • Demonstrated evidence of success as a principal investigator on grant proposals at a federal/national level in obtaining independent external research funding (e.g., current funding or submitted applications for independent awards, particularly from the NIH).
  • Demonstrated experience in publishing in quality, peer-reviewed, high impact journals and presentations in relevant professional meetings.
  • Experience mentoring post doctorate, graduate and/or medical students.
  • Candidate must have an established academic track record commiserate with the rank of Tenured Associate Professor and the ability to qualify for appointment as an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise and appropriate professional licensure in area of training and research interest, such as nutrition, chronic disease, mental / behavioral health, medicine etc.
  • Sustained grant funding from the National Institutes of Health as a Principal Investigator.
  • Record of accomplishment of interdisciplinary and community-engaged research.
  • Evidence of collaborations and partnerships within and outside own Department, and spearheading multi-disciplinary collaborations with diverse teams.
  • High priority will be given to candidates who display enthusiasm for research, with interests that compliments those of current faculty members.
About the Job


Successful applicants are expected to have an independent, externally funded, and sustainable scholarly research program, evidence of conducting rigorous and innovative research, a strong track record of publications and scholarly activities, and will participate in DFMCH and Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) projects and programs, and teach medical and public health students and residents.

Job Description:

  • 70% effort; The successful candidate will be expected to assume major responsibility for overseeing their ongoing externally funded health-related research projects (e.g. NIH).
  • Participate in DFMCH and Program in Health Disparities Research projects and programs including teaching medical students, residents.
  • 5-10% effort; Prepare new grant proposals and secure independent research funding.
  • 15-30% effort; Clinical effort within affiliated primary care clinic.
  • Candidate is expected to have paid effort as either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on NIH grants or equivalent funding.
About the Department

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota was created more than 45 years ago in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians. Since then, we have been leaders in transforming the specialty through education, research and patient care. We are the academic sponsor of either family medicine residencies; five in the Twin Cities, three in Greater Minnesota. We are involved in medical student education activities across the Medical School’s two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. We sponsor four fellowship programs; Sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, behavioral medicine and human sexuality and offer continuing medical education opportunities. We are regularly among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments. Our faculty are actively researching health disparities, healthcare delivery and population health. More at

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