Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Medicine
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
October 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary teams of faculty as part of a strategic plan that encompasses our research, academic and service missions. The Disability, Aging and Technology (DAT) cluster was created as a partnership among seven UCF colleges/units (the Colleges of Health and Public Affairs, Nursing, Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Hospitality Management, Medicine and the Nanoscience Technology Center). The cluster's goal is transdisciplinary engagement in research and education to link health and wellness interventions with technology applications so that effective and feasible health, behavioral health interventions, and assistive technologies can be used with diverse populations. In support of this effort, we are recruiting a physician scientist in the Department of Internal Medicine faculty who will serve in the two roles of practicing clinical geriatrician and independent principal investigator in the broad areas of disability, aging, and technology research.
We seek an assistant, associate or full professor of medicine faculty member for a fully-funded, tenure-track position who will render care as a practicing clinical geriatrician in UCF-Health clinics two days a week, and for the remaining time pursue scholarly effort aligned with the goals of the DAT cluster and in collaboration with the cluster's interdisciplinary faculty. This physician researcher will be an active investigator with the expectation of recurring external funding, peer-reviewed publications and impact that will achieve national recognition. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen both the cluster and the tenure home department of Internal Medicine, and will be encouraged to seek joint appointments with other units. This individual is expected to work collaboratively in clinical and scholarly efforts with other geriatrics faculty in the department of Internal Medicine and colleagues at the extensive geriatrics facilities in the nearby Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Established in 2006, the UCF College of Medicine is an innovative and forward-looking medical school with a culture of collaboration and partnerships. As a part of a growing “Medical City” dedicated to innovation in health and wellness, the UCFCollege of Medicine campus has grown to an Academic Health Sciences Center that includes multiple health affairs disciplines, the Burnett state-of-the art research center, the fully accredited medical school, multiple clinical graduate medical education programs, UCF outpatient clinics, and the new University Teaching Hospital under construction. Nearby are the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Veterans Administration Medical Center, a research incubator and the Nemours Children's Hospital. Together these partnerships provide a hub for biomedical innovation that is transforming Orlando into a global destination for health care, research, and biomedical education. The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences is also located on the main UCF campus where it is ideally located for cross-discipline collaborations with researchers in physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, biology and optics.
UCF is one of the nation's largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 66,000 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. UCF's Orlando location also puts it at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes healthcare, software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world- renowned entertainment industry. Adjacent to UCF is a thriving research park that conducts over $2 billion in funded research, hosting more than 100 high-technology companies and UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training. The Central Florida area is designated by the state of Florida as the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation. UCF is a neighbor to large corporations, such as Disney, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, and many others. Great weather, easy access to the seashore, one of the largest convention centers in the nation, and one of the world's best airports are just a few features that make Orlando an ideal location. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/faculty-research-clusters/.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
Position Minimum Qualifications
1) An M.D. degree (or equivalent) from an accredited medical school, qualified for physician licensure in the state of Florida. 2) Current American Board certification in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Neurology. 3) A track record of peer-reviewed publications in the scope of the DAT cluster. 4) Ongoing external funding (NIH or equivalent) in the role of principal investigator. 5) Current or recent clinical care to older adult patients including at least one year of experience in busy outpatient clinic caring for geriatric patients.
In order to be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor of medicine or professor of medicine upon hire, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement, teaching experience and service commensurate with rank.
1) The preferred candidate for this position will have extramural grants early in the years of the funding interval, including one or more NIH RO1 or equivalent grants. 2) A track record of consistent recurring external (NIH RO1 grants, or equivalent) funding. 3) Demonstration of prior collaborations with one or more disciplines represented in the DAT cluster. 4) For a non-neurology candidate, completion of a geriatric medicine clinical fellowship or current certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in Geriatric Medicine.
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