Director of the Global Health and Tropical Medicine Program

Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 12, 2018
Infectious Disease
Position Type

The University of Utah, School of Medicine is seeking a senior Infectious Disease physician for a position as Director of the Global Health and Tropical Medicine Program in the Division of Infectious Diseases as a Tenure track Professor or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications.

The ideal applicant will have strong research interests and experience in building an academic research program in Global Health and Tropical Medicine. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to develop and coordinate global health research activities with the School of Medicine and University of Utah Health. The position includes the opportunity to coordinate with ongoing clinical global health activities in Ghana, Kenya, Peru, China, and India.

The Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah consists of 15 faculty and 27 staff members not including clinic staff. The division derives its funding from clinical revenue, a Ryan White federal grant which supports care of indigent populations with HIV, and other federal and non-federal research grants, including NIH/NCI/NIAID funded research in virology, gastrointestinal infections, and vaccines.

Our clinical services consist of outpatient clinics, inpatient University consultation and a VA hospital service. There are separate outpatient clinics for General Infectious Diseases, Immunocompromised patients, Travel Medicine, and HIV. The Infectious Disease Travel Medicine activities include evaluation and care of returning travelers and supervision of eight nurse-run pre-travel clinics. The division participates in the GeoSentinel and Global TravEpiNet programs.

All faculty participate in the educational mission by taking part in the seminars, didactic lectures, clinical conferences, and the fellowship program which accepts three fellows per year. Unique resources available at the University of Utah School of Medicine include the ARUP laboratories, a national clinical reference laboratory, and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development and extensive expertise in human genetics, including the Utah Population Database.

Applicants must be board certified in Infectious Diseases and have previous experience in Global Health and Tropical Medicine. Funding from the Department of Medicine/ Division of Infectious Diseases may include an Endowed Chair in Global Health and Tropical Medicine. Ample resources and a startup package to support faculty recruitment and development of a multi-Departmental and multi-disciplinary Global Medicine Program will be provided to the successful candidate.

University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Room 135; 801-581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:
LeaKae Roberts,