The Jackson Heart Study in the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) invites applications for multiple full-time (12-month appointments) faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a Public Health discipline or a related field. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to advancing the research, training, and community engagement tripartite missions of the Jackson Heart Study. Ideal candidates will have a strong record of research and scholarship, with research interests that complement existing areas of excellence, including but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, genomics/epigenomics, health equity, and social determinants of health.

About University of Mississippi Medical Center

About Us

The Jackson Heart Study is the largest single-site, community-based epidemiologic study of cardiovascular disease among African Americans. Funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Jackson Heart Study is a collaboration across 4 institutions (Jackson State University, Mississippi State Department of Health, Tougaloo College, and UMMC). For more information about the Jackson Heart Study, visit http://jacksonheartstudy.org.

Jackson is Mississippi’s capital and largest city, and was the site of key moments in the Civil Rights Movement that shaped Mississippi and changed the nation. Known as “the City with Soul,” Jackson offers a bustling scene with a tradition steeped in the arts and music. For more information about the city and the metropolitan area, visit http://visitjackson.com.

To Apply

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter describing interest in the position and 2) a curriculum vitae online (https://www.umc.edu/HR/Careers/Careers-Workday.html for requisition number R00022521 or R00022522) or via email (JacksonHeartStudy@umc.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until the positions are filled.


EEO Statement

UMMC is an equal opportunity employer. UMMC offers equal opportunity in all its programs and services regardless of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status.