Assistant or Associate Professor in Physiology

Carbondale, Illinois
Salary will be commensurate with education, experience & SIU School of Medicine guidelines.
March 10 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Position Summary:

The Department of Physiology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.  The position is a continuing, 100 percent, twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. Tenure will be within the Department of Physiology with a possible joint appointment in another department. Appointment will include research space and competitive start-up funds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in the Medical School curriculum as well as in the undergraduate/graduate programs of the Department. Progress in rank will require demonstration of productivity in research, teaching, and service.  Exact distribution of duties/responsibilities will be annually negotiated and finalized between the Department Chair and the faculty member, based on external research funding and programmatic curriculum needs.

Research: Conduct research, prepare and submit grant proposals, prepare and publish papers, attend scientific meetings, and present talks and posters; guide the research programs of graduate students and supervise other laboratory personnel.

Teaching: Prepare and deliver lectures and/or laboratory experiments in courses offered by the Department of Physiology in the graduate and undergraduate curriculums; serve as a facilitator and/or resource faculty in the medical school curriculum; participate in the education of graduate students by membership on thesis and dissertation committees.

Service: Engage in service activities beneficial to the department, school, university, and scientific community, as appropriate to academic rank.

Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of underrepresented populations. Demonstrate, by actions, commitment to the mission and behavioral standards of the School of Medicine. Provide excellent service to both internal and external customers through collaboration and partnerships, compassion and respect, integrity and accountability, diversity and inclusion, as well as continuous learning and improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have (1) a Ph.D. in physiology or related biomedical science field; (2) minimum of two years postdoctoral or equivalent experience; and (3)evidence of high-quality research.  The applicant's specific area of research must be competitive for external funding.  

For consideration of appointment at the Associate Professor rank, applicants must have tenure-track or tenured faculty status at a university or equivalent, a high-quality extramurally-funded research program, and a strong record of research productivity.

Applications must be submitted online at  Please upload (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) brief statement of research plans, and (4) a statement of teaching accomplishments, philosophy, and interests to your application.  For documents (3) and (4), select document category "other" when uploading.

References will be sent an email to upload a letter of reference on your behalf.  Please advise your references that the email request will come from

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 30, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those whose area of research complements our departmental strengths in reproduction, neuroscience, and endocrinology.

General Information:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a strong, diverse, student-centered, research-intensive, and comprehensive university. SIU Carbondale is a Carnegie High Research Activity institution and recently earned the prestigious 2015 community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. SIU Carbondale offers professional degrees in medicine and law, more than 30 doctoral degrees, more than 80 master's degrees, in addition to more than 200 undergraduate degrees. Tucked into the beautiful scenery of the Shawnee National Forest region and surrounded by outstanding recreational lakes and wonderful state parks, SIU is a haven for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. SIU School of Medicine has its chief administrative unit and main campus in Springfield, IL, but has facilities and programs at multiple sites throughout central and southern Illinois. The Carbondale campus is home to the basic science departments of Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Anatomy. The Carbondale basic science departments offer a growing and interactive research environment with collaborative possibilities throughout the School of Medicine and with other departments on the Carbondale campus. Current research interests in the Physiology Department focus on reproduction, neuroscience, and endocrinology and are funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. The Department offers master's and doctoral degree programs in the Molecular, Cellular and Systemic Physiology graduate program. The School of Medicine Carbondale is also home to the Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry graduate program, the first-year medical student curriculum, Lincoln Scholars Program, Physician Assistant Program, Medical and Dental Education Preparatory Program, SIU Center for Family Medicine-Carbondale and its residency program, and the Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development. For further information on SIU School of Medicine and Physiology department and programs, visit and

Security/Safety Sensitive: Security sensitive (subject to pre-employment criminal background investigation)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.