Assistant/Associate Professor - Rehabilitation Sciences, (3 positions) Memphis - 1900000254
The Center for Muscle, Metabolism & Neuropathology (CM 2 N) located in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences within the College of Health Professions, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center invites applications for one of three (3) twelve-month tenure track faculty positions. The primary academic appointment for promotion and tenure will be in one of the Departments in the College of Health Professions.
As a faculty member in the College of Health Professions, there is the expectation that the candidate will develop and maintain a productive research program that is aligned with the goals of the Center for Muscle Metabolism and Neuropathology. Research productivity includes seeking and receiving extramural grant funding and leadership on peer-reviewed research publications. The candidate will also contribute to the College of Health Professions teaching mission through classroom instruction and mentorship of students in research. Additionally, they will participate in service activities involving their department, college, and university.
The CM 2 N seeks applications from candidates that will complement and extend our current faculty research strengths in cancer cachexia, cancer therapeutics, sarcopenia, metabolism, stroke and mobility. Candidates being considered for the rank of Associate Professor must have an established record of extramural funding, impactful scholarship, and an excellent record of teaching. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have a promising or distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments, success or promise in obtaining extramural funding for research, and excellent promise for teaching excellence. Current programs being developed in the center include: Sarcopenia & Aging, Cachexia & Cancer Survivorship and Movement Science.
There is potential for outstanding candidates to develop additional program areas with high importance to rehabilitation science. The UTHSC environment provides outstanding opportunities for research collaborations with our highly ranked Department of Physiology, Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Preventative Medicine, Neuroscience Institute, College of Pharmacy, Center for Cancer Research and LeBonheur Children's Hospital. Successful candidates will be provided state of the art laboratory space, excellent startup funding and extremely competitive salary commensurate with the level of the appointment.
Specific responsibilities of the successful candidates include:
Maintaining funded and productive research program relevant to the mission of the CM 2 N.
Contributing to the academic mission of the College of Health Professions through excellent teaching and graduate student mentorship in research.
Participating in collaborative and center-wide research initiatives and take leadership roles in the activities of the CM 2 N to assure College research and graduate student success.
Networking with scientists and research cores, centers and institutes across the UTHSC campus.
A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree
Excellent publication record in quality peer-reviewed journals
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program
Ability to establish and maintain rapport and respect of faculty, staff, and students in the academic and professional environment
Committed to diversity and inclusivity
Clinical degree congruent with the College of Health Professions programs (DPT,OT, SLP)
Experience with conducting and directing graduate student research in an area of rehabilitative sciences and/or muscle biology.
Publications with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or other mentees.
Extramurally funded research program (R21, R01 or equivalent funding).
Evidence of effectiveness in teaching
Member and/or ad-hoc reviewer for grant review panels
Demonstrated leadership and problem-solving skills.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
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Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Rehabilitation Sciences
Job Posting Nov 11, 2019, 10:18:26 PM
Internal Number: 1900000254
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