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Assistant or Associate Professor of Physiology

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Required Documents: 1. Letter of interest 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Summary of research accomplishments and future research plans 4. Summary of teaching experience 5. Names and contact information for 4 professional references Please upload them to "Documents Needed to Apply" section.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Physiology
Department Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res (2450)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS) at the University of Arizona is recruiting to fill a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (70% research, 20% instruction, 10% service). We invite applications from individuals who conduct physiological studies in large animal models to address compelling problems in biomedical sciences and/or agriculture. A candidate whose research program integrates molecular and physiological approaches to carry out high-quality research in physiology, nutrition, or metabolism will be highly competitive.

The University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university and ranked among the top 20 public research universities nationwide. College of Agriculture & Life Sciences is world-renowned for fundamental and applied research that includes vibrant programs in Animal Systems and One Health.

The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program that complements existing disciplines and faculty in ACBS, as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations, particularly with faculty located on the medical campus. The new faculty member will join a highly productive and innovative group of faculty working to advance areas related to perinatal biology, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and reproduction. This position offers a competitive salary and startup package, and outstanding resources for research at William J. Parker Agricultural Research Center.

Other expectations of this position are to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including a course for majors and an upper level elective in the candidate’s area of expertise, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and serve the academic and professional communities. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences supports Inclusive Excellence, the University diversity strategic initiative designed to engage every member of the university community in diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates are encouraged to support the department’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be especially supportive of underrepresented communities including women and minorities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; 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!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Strengthen and maintain a research program focused on one or more of several priority areas in perinatal biology, reproduction, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
• Teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds
• Contribute to school, college, and university service and leadership.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• A PhD or equivalent degree in biological sciences or related field
• A record of creative and significant research that includes experience with large animal physiology
• A strong and sustainable funding record, appropriate to level of appointment
• Teaching and/or mentoring experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstration of collaborative research
• A record of excellence in teaching and mentoring
• Post-doctoral research experience

Rank Associate Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
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: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21187
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/15/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Sean Limesand
Phone: (520) 626-8903
E-mail: limesand@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/08/2018
Special Instructions Summary



Required Documents:
1. Letter of interest
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Summary of research accomplishments and future research plans
4. Summary of teaching experience
5. Names and contact information for 4 professional references

Please upload them to “Documents Needed to Apply” section.

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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  2. * Do you have a PhD or equivalent degree in biological sciences or related fields?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Statement of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents