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Assistant Professor - Physiology, Memphis

University of Tennessee Health Science Center-Physiology
Memphis, Tennessee
Closing date
Oct 1, 2022

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Life Sciences, Physiology, Health Sciences, Cardiovascular
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physiology

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 The Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) ( invites applications and nominations from talented individuals to fill a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position to complement and extend departmental and campus-wide research in the areas of cardiovascular and renal physiology and diseases. The Department of Physiology at UTHSC was recently ranked fourth out of all Physiology Departments in North America for total federal research funding. The Department faculty conduct diverse, innovative research towards understanding of 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 maintain a vigorous, creative, nationally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and teach physiology to medical and dental students.


This position comes with a competitive 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, and the St. Jude Children Research Hospital.


The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA 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. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.


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 and demonstrate strong potential for securing future national funding.

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 in a single PDF file to Charles Hicks ( Direct any questions to search committee chair, Dr. Ioannis Dragatsis (

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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