Associate/Full Professor of Cardiovascular Research

Memphis, Tennessee
This position comes with a competitive start-up package.
April 22 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications and nominations from nationally-recognized individuals for the position of Tenure Track Associate OR Full Professor in Cardiovascular Research. This position comes with a competitive start-up package, and the successful applicant will assume a primary role in undertaking and promoting cardiovascular research at the UTHSC. The qualified candidate is expected to be a leader in the field of cardiovascular research with a nationally-recognized research program supported by significant extramural funding and will have an outstanding record of research accomplishments. He/she is expected to maintain a vigorous, creative, externally-funded research program that complements that of current faculty and builds on departmental strengths. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to take advantage of the exceptional collaborative opportunities and excellent resources available in the Department of Physiology, the Division of Cardiology, and at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare—which is partnering with UTHSC to create the UTHSC-Methodist Cardiovascular Institute—to develop collaborative research programs across the UTHSC campus. The candidate is also expected to participate in medical and graduate teaching. The Department of Physiology at UTHSC was recently ranked third out of all Physiology Departments in North America for total research funding. Current areas of research within the Department include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and ion channels.

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, and should submit a cover letter of interest, complete CV, summary of research accomplishments and goals, and names and contact information of three references to the search committee assistant, Dr. Nathan Tipton ( Please indicate to which rank you are applying and submit application online at Please direct any questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. R.K. Rao ( This position will remain open until filled.

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