Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Physiology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
August 02 2017
Physical Sciences
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Full-time, 100% (9-month basis) Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Physiology

The Department of Comparative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in physiology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek an outstanding scientist who conducts mechanistic studies to address basic or translational questions in broadly defined physiology areas. We are interested in candidates with expertise in organ system physiological function and the methodologies associated with organ/cellular function and their relationship to the whole organism. Candidates with expertise in epigenetic, genomic, imaging, or proteomic approaches are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can interact with departmental and college faculty members and strengthen existing research programs in cancer molecular therapeutics, developmental biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, reproductive biology, and toxicology.

This position offers outstanding scholarly and scientific resources in a collegial and collaborative department in addition to a competitive salary and startup package. The Department has strong links with the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, Biotechnology Center, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Divisions of Neurosciences and Nutritional Sciences, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Metabolomics Center funded through the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. Faculty within the department participate in Environmental Toxicology, Interdisciplinary Toxicology, and the Reproductive Biology Training Programs. Full information about the department is available at http://vetmed.illinois.edu/cb/index.html.

The position also offers the opportunity to teach graduate and professional students in areas such as cardiovascular, endocrine, or renal physiology. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., DVM, or an equivalent doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and evidence of a creative, collegial and exceptional research track record. Candidates who would like to be considered at the rank of Associate Professor must have an active grant from major government funding agencies and outstanding track records of publication and funding. The appointment will begin on or about January 1, 2018. Earlier start dates may be negotiated.

Qualified applicants should go online at http://go.illinois.edu/Physiology to apply for the position. Please upload a cover letter, research statement, CV, and contact information for three references. Deadline for application is October 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Questions may be directed to Dr. Jing Yang at yangj@illinois.edu.