Tenure Track Assistant Professor- Center for Asian Health

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
January 28 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Center for Asian Health

Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

The Center for Asian Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will pursue a vibrant and externally funded research in areas of health disparities among diverse ethnic minority populations, as well as professional services and teaching/training. The competitive candidate for this position will be expected to function as a health disparity investigator and contribute to multidisciplinary team science.  We seek candidates whose experiences in innovative population science research has prepared them to advance our mission and commitment to reducing health disparities in cancer, cardiovascular diseases or diabetes among Asian American Pacific Islanders, underserved and underrepresented racial/ethnic minority populations through cohort studies or behavioral interventions.  Candidates should demonstrate strong potential to obtain external funding. Candidates with a track record of conducting innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative research are preferred.


  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Completion of 3 years of research-focused postdoctoral training with a specific research focus on health and health disparities among ethnic minority populations including Asian Americans
  • Multiple publications in peer-reviewed journal of high professional standing during the past 3 years
  • It is preferable that the candidates have experience with community-based research and grants writing and submission.

Center for Asian Health

Established in 2000, Center for Asian Health at Lewis Katz School of Medicine is one of the first in the nation dedicated to reducing cancer and health disparities among diverse Asian Pacific Americans (funded by NIH/NCI). The Center's mission is to reduce health disparities and improve health equity among growing Asian American Pacific Islanders, underserved and underrepresented diverse populations through research, education/mentorship, community outreach, dissemination and clinical support for enhancing culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health care. Center for Asian Health has a long tradition of excellence that promotes and supports community-based participatory research (CBPR) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The Center has been committed to the mission of fostering collaborative transdisciplinary research that comprehensively integrates social, behavioral, environmental, clinical, genetic and biological factors within a multilevel framework by addressing the determinants of health and health disparities in cancer, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Center for Asian Health has conducted over 120 research projects and received continuous funding for over $90 millions from National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, PCORI, state and city health departments and other sources  The Center has established an innovative and effective model for reducing health disparities and advancing health equity in underserved populations. There will be many opportunities for research collaborations with the Center’s established partners over the past 20 years, including Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Health System, community-based organizations and regional health disparity partnership networks in the PA, NJ, and NYC. 

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

LKSOM, established in 1901, is one of the nation’s leading medical schools and Pennsylvania’s first co-educational medical school.  Each year, the School educates approximately 840 medical students and 140 graduate students. LKSOM has attained a national reputation for training humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, LKSOM is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in Pennsylvania. According to U.S. News & World Report, LKSOM is among the top 10 most-applied-to medical schools in the nation. It is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. It employs 550 full-time and 50 part-time faculty members, in addition to more than 1,000 employees. The school’s home base in Philadelphia is a spectacular 11-story, 480,000 square-foot medical education and research building that feature state-of-the-art facilities and technologies for medical education and research. With specialized research centers focused on population health, metabolic disease, cancer, heart disease and other strategic priorities, the school conducts investigations to break new ground – and trains future generations of researchers to follow suit. Fully accredited, LKSOM takes pride in the excellence of its teaching, service and research programs.

Temple University

Temple University, a comprehensive state-related research university, is the 28th largest

university in the United States, and is home to a diverse group of students and faculty. Temple

University is in the top tier of R1 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

Since 1965, Temple has been one of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania. Four of Temple's seven Pennsylvania locations are in Philadelphia and the University continues to expand. Temple University is the 6th largest provider of professional education and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentist. The university also has several long-established locations abroad; Temple University Japan (TUJ) and Temple University Rome.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  We are particularly interested in dynamic individuals from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. 

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Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered, please complete an online application by following this link: https://bit.ly/2MxTu5n   

Interested candidates should submit current curriculum vita three professional references names/contact information to the address below. Personal statements summarizing your research and teaching experiences, and contributions to diversity are strongly encouraged.   

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. 

Grace X. Ma, PhD, Director, Center for Asian Health, Associate Dean for Health Disparities, Laura H. Carnell Professor, and Professor in Clinical Sciences; C/O Jessica Vega, Senior Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Confidential inquiries and questions regarding the position should be directed to Jessica.Vega@tuhs.temple.edu

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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