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Job Opp: Emory – Woodruff Health Sciences Center Diabetes Faculty Search

Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University plans to strategically expand the institution’s diabetes applied translation research base and is seeking to recruit multiple tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors.

Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC), includes schools of medicine, public health, nursing, the Winship Cancer Center, and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and received nearly $640 million in sponsored research in 2019. The Emory Global Diabetes Research Center (EGDRC) and the NIDDK-funded Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) are inter-disciplinary, multi-school, multi-institutional, research intensive programs of national and international prominence. EGDRC and GDDTR have active partnerships with key domestic institutions, including Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance, Center for AIDS Research, Emory Healthcare, Grady Hospital, Veterans Administration, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Center for and numerous international institutions.

With the goal of expanding innovative research aimed at effective delivery of diabetes prevention and quality of care, we wish to strategically strengthen diabetes translation research in a few selected areas (e.g., health services research, application of technologies, machine learning and applied artificial intelligence, big data analytics, precision health). The ideal candidate should have a MD and/or PhD (in a relevant discipline) with a strong record of academic research, a demonstrated capacity to publish and secure external funding, and the ability to be a team player while carving out a distinctive niche in diabetes translation research. Multiple opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration exist across WHSC and other Emory schools. The candidate’s interest and discipline will determine the primary appointment (e.g., schools of medicine, public health, or nursing), but cross-appointments with other WHSC schools and/or other Emory schools (Arts & Sciences, Business, Law) will be encouraged to foster the idea of “One Emory”.

How to Apply:

Candidates must apply thru the Emory Career website. Link to job posting: go to and Search for Faculty Positions using posting number 45954.

Applicants must include:
  1. a letter addressed to Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan, Chair of Search Committee, Director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, describing their interest and relevant background;
  2. a curriculum vita; and
  3. names of three or more references.

Evaluation of applications will begin in December 2019 and continue until all positions are filled. Applications will be kept confidential and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.

For questions regarding the position or application process please contact Barbara Walsh

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Original announcement (pdf)