Assistant Professor - AZ - Physiology

Midwestern University
September 01 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Physiology in the College of Graduate Studies at Midwestern University Glendale ( invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor available in the 2021/2022 academic year.

The successful applicant will participate in a team-teaching approach to meet the needs of several healthcare education graduate programs, including Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Nurse Anesthesia, Dentistry, Optometry, Biomedical Science and Veterinary Medicine. Experience teaching renal and cardiovascular physiology, in addition to the candidate’s area of expertise, is preferable. A successful candidate will work collaboratively with the physiology faculty to develop didactic lectures and active-learning techniques to serve the healthcare education needs of our students. Candidates whose research areas complement current research strengths are encouraged to apply. Start-up funds and laboratory space are available for the applicant to establish and maintain a successful research program. Individuals must have a PhD degree in Physiology or a related field. Previous research experience at the postdoctoral level is required and prior teaching experience is highly desired. The successful candidate must demonstrate effective teaching potential.

About the Department. The Physiology Department is within the College of Graduate Studies (CGS) and consists of eight full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty who share the common goal of providing a strong foundation in physiology. The faculty are highly collegial with diverse research interests, including intestinal dysfunction, diabetes, carnitine and exercise training, neural mechanisms of vocal learning, caveolins and insulin signaling, neurophysiology and evolution of vocal control, neural control of breathing, water balance in desert arthropods, and the effects of oxygen on animal physiology and evolution. Departmental teaching is supported by administrative office staff, modern classroom and lecture hall facilities and a student testing center.  Faculty research is complemented by a staff of three research technicians who work in the adjacent Foothills Science Building.

The following materials must be submitted with your application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), a statement of current and future research goals (1-2 pages), the names and contact information of at least three professional references.  The search committee will begin review of applications immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, contact Layla Al-Nakkash, PhD, Interim Chair, Department Physiology, at

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).  Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).

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