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Open Rank Professor- Bioscience Research

University of Tennessee Health and Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee
Compensation is relevant to work experience
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

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Life Sciences, Bioengineering, Stem Cells
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Tenure-track eligible faculty position

The ideal candidate for the position will be an investigator with an innovative and actively funded research program. As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain his/her own extramurally funded research support. Faculty members are also expected to contribute to the educational programs of the Department of Bioscience Research including training students in research.

Investigators seeking to build a vigorous research program working on fundamental questions in Stem Cell Therapy, Bioengineering, Biomaterials, Pathogen-Microbiome related to Oral Biology. Successful candidate will conduct research in one of the following areas, but not limited to:

1. Stem cell biology, tissue engineering, and bone/cartilage repair and regeneration,

2. Biomaterials/bioprinting/bio-manufacturing, computational/experimental biomechanics,

3. Bench-to-bedside translation of organoid technology in oral tissues or other organs.

4. Oral infectious disease research which include microbiome and epigenetic changes during inflammation.

Applicants are expected to be terminally credentialed ( PhD, DDS, MD, DMD, or equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher education. 


  1. The application should include:
  2. Cover letter in which you describe your motivation ad qualifications for      the position.
  3. Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of four references.
  4. List of five self-selected ‘best publications.
  5. Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  6. Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

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


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.


Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.




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