Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology

Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC, College of Medicine seeks a diverse pool of nominees and applicants for the position of the Thomas A. Gerwin Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology on the main campus of the Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.

Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree and meet the criteria for the rank of Professor with tenure. Required qualities are documented accomplishments in teaching, proven mentoring ability of junior faculty, and a national recognition in research with a history of a strong independent research program and current externally funded grant awards. The successful candidate will also have a record of administrative and management abilities, and previous leadership experience. The Chair has oversight of the research and education missions, and leads the faculty and staff of the Department of Physiology. Salary, startup funds, and laboratory space will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We seek a recognized leader with vision, a superb academic background, and strong research credentials. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The UTHSC Department of Physiology ( is currently composed of 16 tenured or tenure track faculty and approximately 100 employees including faculty, staff, and trainees. The department has consistently been ranked in the upper third of Departments of Physiology in NIH funding. In FY2016, UTHSC generated more than $225 million in sponsored programs, all source nonclinical grants and contracts. Further, an investment of over $250 million in buildings and renovations has occurred over the last four years on the Memphis campus. The Department and UTHSC offer state of the art research and core facilities.

Review of materials will begin immediately.  The position will remain open until it is filled.  Interested applicants should submit by email a letter of interest and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, in a single Word or PDF document to: Rosalind Jackson,

For questions about this position contact: Matthew Ennis, PhD, Physiology Chair Search Committee,

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX, Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.