Job ID: 289579338  |  Last Updated: 10/22/2020

Non-Tenured Track Assistant Professor - Center for Asian Health

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Applicant Contact
Michael Lester
Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention
(215) 707-5666
(215) 707-9452

Job Description

The Center for Asian Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Temple University invites applications for a non-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 psychological services and teaching/training. The competitive candidate for this position will be expected to function as a health disparity researcher, clinician investigator and contribute to establishment and management of a mental health (research) clinic that provides psychological assessment and therapy to multiethnic groups. We welcome candidates whose experience in research and clinical service has prepared them to contribute to our programs commitment to reducing health disparities among Asian American Pacific Islanders, underserved and underrepresented diverse populations through enhancement of culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health care.

PhD in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program and clinical training in the field of health psychology/behavior medicine
Licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania
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.
Bilingual skills especially in Asian languages is preferred.

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 received continuous research funding for over $50 million from National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, PCORI, state and city health departments. The Center has established an innovative and effective model for reducing health disparities and advancing health equity in underserved populations.

Lewis Katz School of Medicine
LKSOM, established in 1901, is one of the nations leading medical schools and Pennsylvanias 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 schools 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 Health System (TUHS) is a $1.8 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. 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.
LKSOM has eight basic science departments and 13 Research Centers, all of which focus on improving the human condition through cutting edge research and the education and professional development of our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Faculty is actively engaged in basic research and other scholarly activities designed to improve public health and strongly encourage residents to participate in scholarly activities as part of their training. LKSOM provides its faculty centralized access to equipment and the tools to conduct state-of-the-art research, enabling our basic science and clinical research centers to emerge as leaders in the industry. LKSOM has attracted some of the worlds greatest scientific minds and many research initiatives are supported by NIH funding.

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.

Grace X. Ma, PhD, Director, Center for Asian Health, Associate Dean, Health Disparities, Laura H. Carnell Professor, and Professor, Clinical Sciences; C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email:

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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