Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Physiology

Washington D.C. (US)
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
September 26 2018
Vertebrate Physiology
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Vertebrate Physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin as early as Fall 2019 Semester. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program that integrates undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will also strengthen our multidisciplinary teaching program, by teaching a Physiology course (or co-teaching an Anatomy and Physiology course) with a laboratory component.

Office, laboratory, and animal space will be located in the GWU Science and Engineering Hall that opened in January 2015 ( Our location in Washington, DC offers superior undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities through access to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoo, The National Institutes of Health, and a consortium of DC-area universities, as well as the recently created Computational Biology Institute at GWU.

Required Qualifications: A completed PhD and postdoctoral training in an appropriate discipline as well as research accomplishments, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals.

Application Procedure: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at and upload the following documents: (i) a cover letter describing interests and qualifications for the position; (ii) a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications; (iii) brief research and teaching statement; (iv) three recent publications. Letters of recommendation from referees will be requested at a later stage for candidates advancing to the second stage of the process. Only complete applications will be considered.  

Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2018 and continue until the position is filled, pending final budgetary approval. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Please contact Dr. Patricia Hernandez (, Chair of the Vertebrate Physiology Faculty Search Committee, with any questions.

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