Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular

Faculty Positions – Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular

As part of a broad institutional initiative within the integrative biosciences and the health science areas, Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting up to 3 individuals for faculty positions (tenured or tenure-track, open rank) involving the molecular and physiological interplay across Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular disease from both a basic and clinical perspective.  Research performed at several departments, centers and institutes at the university foster an interdisciplinary, integrative, and collaborative approach to this area of interest.  Building upon existing strengths in mitochondrial biology, cardiac function, metabolic signaling and biosensors, this recruitment targets individuals focused in the following topic areas.

  • Cellular mechanisms in obesity and diabetes
  • Integrative physiology of metabolic diseases

WSU has a long history of research and clinical care programs in these target areas spanning multiple disciplines including programs in Integrative and Metabolic Research, the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, the Departments of Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences, Pathology, Physiology, and Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine, as well as in various departments in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Successful applicants will benefit from a highly collaborative research environment working with colleagues within several colleges at the University. Successful faculty candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in biomedical sciences relevant to metabolic diseases, with evidence of peer recognition in the field, a commitment to excellence in research education and training, and the ability to engage with broader metabolic disease science themes for the purpose of achieving transformative and translational research gains. Applicants are expected to have already established extramural research funding or be on a clear path to secure and sustain extramural funding in support of their research programs. Faculty recruits will integrate with departments and colleges or schools consistent with their areas of expertise and shared interests and engage in all aspects of our academic mission, including research, education and service.

Competitive recruitment packages are available with salary and faculty rank based on qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to apply to posting #043727 through the WSU Online Hiring System https://jobs.wayne.edu. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, but for full consideration this fall, application materials should be submitted by November 30, 2018. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief cover letter to the Assistant Vice President for Integrative Biosciences indicating the applicant’s potential for synergy in the targeted thematic areas.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University offers a range of academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. The campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, the College of Engineering, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. The university is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health, the Karmanos Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, and a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Core Center - Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES).


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