Assistant Professor - Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
Bethesda, Maryland (US)
$80,104.00 - $350,245.00 USD Per Year
Closing date
Feb 5, 2023
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Assistant Professor; Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (APG); AD-0401-00

Institution: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Location: Bethesda, MD

Category: Faculty - Health – Other Health Faculty Posted:

Application Due: Open Until Filled Type: Full-Time

Salary: $80,104.00 - $350,245.00 USD Per Year

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USU serves the uniformed services and the Nation as a worldwide outstanding academic health sciences center with worldwide perspective for education, research, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located on Bethesda, Maryland in close proximity to the National Institute of Health and Washington, DC. For more information, visit our homepage at This position is located in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (APG), within the School of Medicine (SOM).

The department has strong commitments to medical education and biomedical research. APG faculty have broad basic and translational science research interests related to neurodegenerative and cardiopulmonary diseases, traumatic injury, and chronic pain. APG faculty have leadership roles and teaching responsibilities in the pre-clerkship years for the SOM and in the interdisciplinary graduate student programs, including the Neuroscience Program and the Molecular and Cell Biology Program. APG faculty have strong collaborative interactions with the SOM departments of Biochemistry, Neurology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Medicine, and Radiology. This position is in the tenure eligible track. The selected applicant will be offered a competitive start up package to establish an independent research laboratory in the department.

Duties: The department is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as an Assistant or Associate Professor in APG to build upon the University’s excellence in research and educational programs. This position will entail establishing an independent, extramurally funded research program, teaching in the medical school curriculum and interdisciplinary graduate programs, and providing professional service to the University. Incumbent will bring state-of-the art techniques and scientific rigor to develop an independent, extramurally funded research program that thrives in combination with the strengths of the department and contributes to the overall mission of the University. Although the potential area of research is broadly defined, research interests that align well with the department include neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases with consideration of cardiovascular factors, the role of the immune system response, pain chronification, and genetic susceptibility. The department encourages research programs that integrate mechanistic studies with translational approaches to understand pathophysiology and identify therapeutic targets and potential treatments for protection, repair and recovery.

Expertise with cutting-edge technologies and techniques is desired, including bioinformatics and computational biology as applicable to genetics and neuroimaging. Incumbent research activities will require the ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others, strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and creativity in the application of cutting-edge techniques and approaches to advance scientific progress. He/She exhibits outstanding teaching skills in oral and written communication and interactions with medical and graduate students, trainees, and colleagues. Incumbent is expected to prepare and present lectures in a systems based, module structured collaborative curriculum in areas such as Histology, Physiology, Anatomy and Neuroscience. Incumbent will be expected to serve on departmental and University committees as appointed by the Chair, and may be required to prepare staff reports. Faculty serve as subject matter experts on external committees, grant review panels, editorial boards, etc.

Qualification Requirements: Incumbent must bring to the position a minimum of an earned doctorate degree (PhD) degree, or equivalent such as MD or DVM, plus experience in teaching, personnel management, training research methods, and experimental design in scientific disciplines. Preferred disciplines for teaching are areas of APG responsibilities in the medical school curriculum, such as Histology, Physiology, Anatomy and Neuroscience. Scientific areas that align well with APG research interests, as summarized above, are desired. The incumbent must also exhibit evidence of experience and expertise as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in critically peer-reviewed scientific journals as appropriate to the research.

Candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in accordance with SOM and USUHS academic guidelines. Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position. Relocation expenses, i.e., PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C. 5733, may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy, and available command funding. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Instruction for Candidates: To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying. Review of applicants will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit via email a curriculum vita including names and contact information of three (3) references, to:

APPLICATION INFORMATION Postal Address: Dr. Regina C. Armstrong, Chair c/o Ms. Megan Morris, Administrative Officer Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (APG) Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 4301 Jones Bridge Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814-4799

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