Assistant Professor

Opportunity Criteria

ProfessionPhysician (MD,DO, Resident)
SpecialtyAcademic : Professor
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Salary RangeNot Specified
Employment TypeNot Specified
Bonuses OfferedRelocation

Assistant Professor

Department of Wellness and Preventive Medicine

The Cleveland Clinic is seeking a researcher at the assistant professor level to join its Department of Wellness and Preventive Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. The department was founded in 2008 and is the home of the Tanya Edwards MD Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine with over 40 clinicians including physicians, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists, holistic psychotherapists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and culinary medicine specialists. The department has strong research, administrative, and nursing support staff.  The department is situated within Cleveland Clinic Community Care which provides primary care, hospital, and home-based care to over 1 million patients annually across Northeast Ohio.  The department and research program have strong institutional support to advance the four priorities of the Cleveland Clinic:  Care of the Patient, Care of the Caregiver, Care of the Community, and Care of the Organization. The Department has also strong relationships to the Cleveland Clinic Center for Value Based Care Research, the Lerner Research Institute, and investigators across the Clinic’s specialty institutes.  Candidates will be expected to dedicate the majority of their time to pursuing original research, publishing manuscripts, and submitting grant applications to public and private funders.  Faculty appointments are available through the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  Candidates should be at the level of assistant professor and have a MD, PhD, or equivalent doctorate in a relevant field.  Qualifications include a track record of peer-reviewed publications and academic productivity.  Training in clinical trials, outcomes research, health services research, basic and translational science, qualitative methods, biostatistics, large database analysis, implementation science, behavioral economics, or cost-effectiveness is preferred. We are interested in applicants who are passionate about cross-disciplinary research and innovation.  In particular, applicants interested in nonpharmacologic and lifestyle approaches to chronic disease, behavior change, racism and health disparities, community-based participatory research, and caregiver well-being are particularly welcome. New hires have access to exceptional clinical data sources, generous support and strong mentorship. Teaching opportunities are also available.


Please send a cover letter and current CV to Robert B. Saper, MD MPH, Chair, Department of Wellness & Preventive Medicine, email: 

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Cleveland Clinic's vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment.  Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing what is best for the patients, every day.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers.Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report Hospitals ranking of 2021-2022 has named us the No. 2 hospital in the nation once again and No.1 hospital for Ohio and metro areas for Cleveland, Akron and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995. 

We are ranked nationally in 13 specialties, including 11 in the Top 10 and eight in the Top 5.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include ENT and pediatrics. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

In addition, Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021 list.

Cleveland Clinic main campus and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital are ranked internationally while five other locations are listed among the best hospitals nationwide -

  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education. In addition to our Cleveland location, we have Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Nevada, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Cleveland Clinic London is also scheduled to open in Fall 2021.

Cleveland Clinic has more than 4,200 salaried physicians and scientists on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 180 nations. We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Northeast Ohio called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Akron General Hospital, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lodi Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, Mercy Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Union Hospital. Ashtabula County Medical Center is also an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic. With approximately 5,895 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

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