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Associate Professor - Physiology, Memphis

University of Tennessee Health Science Center-Physiology
Memphis, Tennessee
Up to $130,000 per year
Closing date
May 19, 2023

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Life Sciences, Physiology
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The Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications from and nominations of nationally-recognized individuals for the position of Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Research. The Department of Physiology at UTHSC was recently ranked top tenth of all Physiology Departments in North America for total research funding. We are particularly interested in candidates with active research programs that complement existing departmental strengths in cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, ion channel physiology, and mitochondrial biology. The primary duties of this position are to maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research program, teach physiology to medical, dental, and graduate students, and provide service to the university and communities. This position comes with a competitive start-up package. The successful candidate will have an outstanding opportunity to take advantage of the exceptional opportunities and excellent resources available in the Department of Physiology, division of cardiology, UTHSC campus, and local and statewide hospitals to develop collaborative research programs.


Applicants must have a Ph.D., MD, or equivalent degree. The qualified candidate should have an excellent record of research accomplishments and national funding.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

To Apply


Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, complete CV, summary of research accomplishments and goals, and names and contact information of three references via the UTHSC Taleo application.

Please also send the application in a single PDF file to Dedra Jeffries (

Please direct any questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Zheng Fan (

The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.


Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

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