Endowed Associate Professor or Professor

Charlottesville, VA, 22901, United States


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Type: Permanent

Experience: Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Education: Doctorate or Professional Degree

Category: Medical / Health

Industry: Healthcare / Other

Reference ID: 408

Date Posted: 11/29/2023

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Endowed Associate Professor or Professor, Research Family Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine and
University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center


The Department of Family Medicine (FM) in the UVA School of Medicine and University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center (UVACCC) are jointly seeking applicants for a tenured or tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with Endowed Chair appointment negotiable. The successful faculty candidate will be appointed within FM to conduct scientific research and collaborate with other investigators on topics related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion. This individual will play an important role in the Department’s vision to expand its research capacity and be a leader in primary care and population health research. He/she will be encouraged to develop further their own research broadly related to primary care and cancer prevention and cancer control. Candidates must have a proven track record of successful federally funded research and a scholarly record of collaboration in multidisciplinary investigator teams informed by community outreach and engagement principles and practice. Sought is an investigator with a collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork, change and innovation. This position will be primarily research focused, with opportunity for clinical care, dependent upon qualifications and Board Certification.

The Department of Family Medicine includes a cohesive dedicated group of 33 faculty, 1 Sports Medicine fellow, 24 resident physicians, and 13 advanced practice providers. The department currently operates six practices that provide a strong base for clinical education and research. The Family Medicine Primary Care Center (FMPCC), located adjacent to the University Hospital, serves a culturally and economically diverse patient population. The Stoney Creek Family Practice Center is located in rural Nelson County, Crossroads Family Medicine is located in southern Albemarle County and serves a rural population that includes a growing number of migrant workers, Western Albemarle Family Practice Center, located west of Charlottesville, serves a rapidly growing area with young families, UVA Primary and Specialty Care Pantops provides primary care with a holistic, integrative approach, and the Zion Crossroads Primary Care Clinic, located east of Charlottesville, serves a racially diverse and rural population. All practice sites are certified as NCQA-Patient Centered Medical Homes.

The Department’s research endeavors have focused on: population health, chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, health disparities, and quality of care. The Department is known internationally for work in evidence-based medicine, sudden infant death syndrome and other sudden unexpected infant death, cancer prevention and disparities, and the molecular and genetic epidemiology of colorectal cancer. It is an institutional leader in the areas of diversity, refugee healthcare with creation of the International Family Medicine Clinic in 2002, in transgender healthcare with the creation of the UVA Adult Transgender Clinic in 2018, and Primary Care-Obesity Medicine created in 2021. The Department is highly ranked for NIH funding among all Departments of Family Medicine nation-wide. Research infrastructure support includes statistical and quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods expertise.

The UVACCC serves a large racially and ethnically diverse catchment area ranging from northern Virginia to Southern and Southwest Virginia, and includes areas in West Virginia. Throughout its 30-plus years of existence, the UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center (UVACCC) has continued to grow in excellence. High priority scientific research areas within the UVACCC include: socio-demographic cancer disparities, access to cancer screening and follow-up care, prevention and control of tobacco and obesity, cancer epidemiology and risk assessment, and the care of cancer survivors in diverse settings. The UVACCC is the only cancer center in Virginia listed in Becker’s 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. These accolades are based primarily on our expertise which is provided through state-of-the-art multidisciplinary clinical teams in all major cancers. Patients from around Virginia, the U.S., and the world at attracted to the UVACCC. The depth and breadth of the UVA Cancer’s research and service was recently recognized by the NCI with the award of comprehensive status in 2022.

Qualified candidates must have PhD, MD, DO, or MD/PhD, with Board Certification in Family Medicine if wishing to practice clinically. He/she must have a sustained and presently active record of peer reviewed Federal funding relevant to primary care and cancer prevention and control research. Candidates are particularly sought who can present evidence of the following:

  • A strong peer-reviewed publication record related to primary care and cancer prevention and control research.
  • National and preferably international recognition as evidenced by involvement in academic societies at a national level and participation in external peer review panels.
  • Success in moving scientific discovery into new research directions and application in patients and populations.
  • Experience working with community organizations and stakeholders in an engaged research process.
  • A collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork, change, and innovation.
  • Ability to pursue high standards related to one’s research, clinical investigations and service, and other areas of responsibility.

The University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine values diversity and inclusion and this is reflected in our department’s activities and our diverse patient population. The Department maintains specific expertise related to the care of refugees and immigrants, global health, gender medicine, and obesity medicine, and has long-standing clinical and educational programs in collaborative care integrating behavioral health and pharmacy services into patient care. All practices are accredited as Patient Centered Medical Homes and great emphasis is placed on team-based care and evidence informed decision making.

The University of Virginia is in Charlottesville, a cultured, cosmopolitan community with a charming, small-town feel. Located in a beautiful setting surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the region is home to several historical places of interest. Charlottesville is ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine and USA Today.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. Visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/ to learn more about these services.

To apply formally, candidates will be required to submit a CV, Cover Letter, and contact information for three references submitted electronically. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will remain open until filled.

For more information, or to express interest, please contact:
Richard Phalunas, EdD, President/CEO, The Brooke Group
rphalunas@thebrookegroup.us | (304) 685-6039

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspective and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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