Trauma Informed and Violence Prevention Research Position (Tenure Track Faculty)- Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Temple University

Position Summary
Center for Urban Bioethics
Department of Urban Health and Population Science
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Trauma Informed and Violence Prevention research position- Tenure Track Faculty Position

Summary of Position

The Center for Urban Bioethics within the Department of Urban Health and Population Science at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor levels whose research program is in the field of Trauma Informed Violence Prevention. The new tenure track position will concentrate on how generational trauma and childhood adversity has contributed significantly to the lack of health equity in urban, distressed communities. We will also study interpersonal violence as a public health epidemic researching evidence based and evidence informed programming to examine best practices to decrease violence in urban centers.

The Center for Urban Bioethics at Temple University was established in 2010 and has quickly become a leader and pioneer in the field, creating the first Master of Arts degree program in Urban Bioethics in the country. We have established a unique foothold within the world of bioethics.

The Center consists 8 core faculty members, a number of affiliated faculty, and over 40 staff from a variety of disciplines, including physicians, clinicians, juris doctorates, social workers, anthropologists, community health workers community advocates, and other partners. We have funding from many different sources including federal, state, and local funders. Having the Center rooted in community engagement is paramount. Therefore, community residents are central to the design, implementation and evaluation of our programs – and we employ key staff from the North Philadelphia community who enhance the credibility and effectiveness of our research, programs and educational initiatives.

Additional information about the Center for Urban Bioethics can be found at

Candidate Qualifications

M.D., Ph.D., or M.D. /Ph.D. in the fields of Sociology, Social Welfare, Criminology, or Public Health.
Academic credentials for a faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
A commitment to support and promulgate diversity among faculty, staff, students and patients.
The applicant should be a skilled, accomplished researcher who has expertise in trauma informed work and in violence prevention.
The applicant should have a clear familiarity with evidence based, public health approaches to violence prevention and trauma as well as a clear understanding of evidence based, sustainable trauma informed programming.
The applicant should also have evidence of positive evaluation teaching professional students about trauma, trauma informed work, and violence prevention.

Temple Health, one of Philadelphia’s leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). 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.

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Procedure for Candidacy

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application which is available at Your application will not be considered complete and until you have submitted all of the required documents and information. All documents must be in PDF format.

Application materials should include the following: a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged.

Please address your application to Dr. Kathleen Reeves, MD, FAAP. Chair, Department of Urban Health and Population Science; Director Center for Urban Bioehtics, Professor of Pediatrics C/O Jessica N. Vega, Sr. Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140.

For confidential inquires and or questions about the position please contact Jessica N. Vega at

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about our commitment to diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit OHEDI.

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see

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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