Overview

The Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications and nominations from nationally-recognized individuals for the position of Tenure-track Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Research.

The Department of Physiology at UTHSC was recently ranked ninth out of all Physiology Departments in North America for total research funding.

Current areas of research within the Department include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and ion channels.

Outstanding collaborative opportunities and excellent resources are available in the Department of Physiology, the Division of Cardiology, and the Methodist Cardiovascular Institute at the UTHSC.

This position comes with a competitive start-up package.

Qualifications
The qualified candidate will have an excellent record of research accomplishments and significant extramural funding. He/she is expected to maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research program that compliments that of current faculty and builds on departmental strengths.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding opportunity to develop collaborative research programs across the UTHSC campus.

The candidate is expected to participate in medical and graduate teaching. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree.

Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, complete CV, summary of research accomplishments and goals, and names and contact information of three references in Taleo.

The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges — Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.