Assistant Professor in Cardiovascular Physiology (Tenure-track)

Memphis, Tennessee
Up to $100,000 or more per year +benefits (Commensurate with experience)
November 15 2021
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The Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) ( seeks outstanding applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to complement and extend departmental and campus-wide research in the areas of cardiovascular physiology and disease. The Department of Physiology at the UTHSC was recently ranked in the top ten nationally for NIH funding. The Department faculty conduct diverse, innovative research towards understanding the fundamental mechanisms of physiology and translational research employing multidisciplinary approaches to uncovering new biological principles impacting human diseases.

We are particularly interested in candidates with active research programs to complement existing departmental strengths in cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, ion channel physiology, signal transduction, mitochondrial biology, injury and repair. The primary duties of this position are to perform cutting-edge research, secure national funding, and teach physiology to medical and dental students.

This position comes with competitive salary support and start-up package, supportive environment, modern laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities at the UTHSC. Outstanding opportunities to develop collaborative research programs are available in the Department of Physiology in partnership with diverse clinical resources on the UTHSC campus, as well as with local and statewide hospitals.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D, or equivalent degree, at least 4-5 years research experience in a physiology-relevant field, and an excellent publication record. Preference will be given to applicants who have funded research programs in cardiovascular physiology with a strong emphasis on disease mechanisms in humans and demonstrate a strong potential for obtaining future extramural funding.

UTHSC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants should submit the following documents online via the UTHSC HR Taleo system ( 1)  Cover letter of interest; 2) Complete curriculum vitae; 3) Summary of research accomplishments and future research goals; and 4) Names and contact information of three references. Please also send the above application materials to

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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