VCU Department of Family Medicine & Population Health Seeking Assistant or Associate Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University Health
Facility: Virginia Commonwealth University Health 
Address: 1250 East Marshall Street 
Richmond, VA 23298-5048 
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Specialty: Family Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD 
Visas Accepted: J1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Department of Family Medicine & Population Health 

Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Family Medicine & Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine is seeking to hire up to two tenure eligible assistant or associate professors, specializing in primary care and public health research. We offer the ability to work as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team. Area of expertise is open, but areas of interest include social determinants of health, prevention, practice transformation, community engagement, addiction medicine, and quality measurement. For faculty hired at the assistant professor level, the faculty member will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. For faculty hired at the associate professor level, the faculty member will be required to have a well-developed, scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of external funding and expand existing expertise in the department.


  • Teaching responsibilities may include supervision of medical students and residents.
  • The faculty member will assist in supervision of research students that may include undergraduates, medical students and residents.
  • The faculty member will join a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding.
  • The faculty member will be responsible for leading and coordinating large practice-based studies in a variety of settings, engaging participating ACORN practices and patients as partners in study activities, fielding interventions,
    collecting and/or facilitating collection of study data, and interpreting and disseminating of study findings to a variety of audiences. The individual is expected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations, across campus and with other academic institutions and PBRNs, to enhance the research program in family medicine. Mentorship opportunities are available to facilitate the faculty member’s growth as an independent investigator.
  • The faculty member will serve on departmental, school, and/or university committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in his/her field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.
  • The faculty member will also have 30% to 40% primary care clinical duties.


  • BC/BE eligible in Family Medicine or General Internal Medicine;
  • Experience in conducting research projects;
  • A research agenda/portfolio suitable for rank/experience;
  • A record of or potential for extramural research funding;
  • A publication record suitable for rank;
  • Primary care experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student
    environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.


  • Additional training or experience in public health, preventive medicine, or epidemiology, including fellowship, masters (e.g., MPH) or doctoral level (DrPh)-level training.
  • Experience with community-based participatory research (CBPR) or community/stakeholder engagement.
  • Knowledge of social epidemiology and socio-ecological influences on health.
  • Experience working on an interdisciplinary research team. Preference will be given to
    candidates who can effectively engage with our current faculty in several research projects that are funded and underway; as well as those who can quickly understand and grasp the unique challenges of working with a Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN).
  • Knowledge of and/or training in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Training in substance abuse identification and treatment.

About Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is centrally located along the East Coast. With easy access to Washington D.C., the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this River City was ranked #3 Top Destination by Frommer’s for its rich history, colonial charm, outdoor adventure, trendy restaurants, upscale shopping, and world class museums.

With the James River flowing through the heart of City, and the mild climate year round, Richmonders take full advantage of the area’s athletic events, public gardens and festivals. The area boasts a wide variety of arts, culture and entertainment as well. Among the numerous historical landmarks, you will find numerous theaters, the Richmond Ballet, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Richmond International Raceway to name a few.

Richmond is for everyone. It’s family friendly, dog friendly and there is never a shortage of things to do. Whether you want to live downtown, Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Forest Hills, The Fan, or the Suburbs of the West End or Chesterfield County, each Richmond neighborhood is unique making it an attractively-sized and very livable city.

About VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University Health is the regions only Level 1 Trauma center. As part of the VCU’s School of Medicine, physicians provide quality patient care services, teach the next generation of physicians and conduct important research. Nationally known for cutting-edge medical advancements and diagnostic insights, VCU physicians aim to be the provider of choice for quality healthcare that is patient-centered, physician-driven, accessible, efficient and evidence-based to reflect the values of an outstanding integrated academic practice.

US News and World Report ranked VCU the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and the Richmond Metropolitan area. Our Nephrology, Pulmonology, Orthopaedics and Urology programs ranked among the top 50 in the country. VCU was also ranked “high performing” in Oncology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation and Otolaryngology. With more than 600 physicians in 200 specialties, VCU has the areas only NCI-designated Cancer Center - Massey Cancer Center, and a full-service children’s hospital – Children’s Hospital of Richmond.


Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.


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Contact: Karin Guye 
Phone: 804-827-6074
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