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Assistant Professor (T/TE) (UPDATED)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor (T/TE) (UPDATED)
Department Physiology (0705)
Medical Sub-Speciality Physiology
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Please note: additional information has been added under the ‘Special Instructions Summary’ section.

The Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track), in the area of neurovascular physiology and pathophysiology starting as early as January 1, 2018.

The ideal candidate would deploy a variety of advanced methods including (for example) genetic, electrophysiological, imaging, computational, in vivo or bioengineering approaches to understand the interaction of neuronal and vascular mechanisms in the mammalian brain, retina or spinal cord. Responsibilities include the development of a funded research program, collaboration with other investigators in the Department of Physiology, teaching of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in topics relevant to their areas of expertise and mentoring students.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop a funded research program and publish in peer reviewed journals.
  • Collaborate with investigators in the Department of Physiology.
  • Teach Physiology to undergraduate students, graduate students and medical students.
  • Contribute to mentoring students.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Strong knowledge base in physiology, neuroscience or a related field.
  • Research competence in a related area and ability as an independent investigator.
  • Competence in scientific communication that includes writing and lecturing.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment.
  • At least (2) two years of postdoctoral experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Significant publication record.
  • History of extramural research funding.
  • Research experience in studies on neural, vascular or cardiovascular mechanisms.
  • Competence using advanced research techniques to study mammalian physiology.
  • Excellent communication skills including written and oral presentations.
  • Interest in teaching and willingness to provide research training of undergraduate students, graduate students, and medical students.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20938
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Date 05/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 06/19/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have an MD, PhD or other doctoral degree with proven scholarship, accomplishments, and recognition in a medical sciences discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Upon hire, will you have at least (2) two years of postdoctoral experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference/Referee Contact Information
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents