Connell Chair Professor - Physiology, Memphis - 19000000JH
The Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications and nominations from nationally and internationally renowned individuals for the position of Eldon D. & Ruth Connell Endowed Chair Professor of Diabetes Research. The Department of Physiology at UTHSC was recently ranked ninth out of all Physiology Departments in North America for total research funding.
Current areas of research within the Department include, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and ion channels. Outstanding collaborative opportunities and excellent resources are available in the Department of Physiology and the Division of Endocrinology at the UTHSC. In addition to the endowed chair fund, this position comes with a competitive start-up package.
The occupant of the Connell Endowed Chair will assume a leadership role in diabetes research on the UTHSC campus. The qualified candidate will have an outstanding record of research accomplishments and significant extramural funding. He/she is expected to maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research program that compliments that of current faculty and builds on departmental strengths.
Applicants are expected to be leaders in the field of diabetes research with an internationally-recognized research program that is supported by robust extramural funding.
The successful candidate will have an outstanding opportunity to develop collaborative research programs across the UTHSC campus.
Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree.
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 Center 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 v ibrant 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.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Job Posting Mar 15, 2019, 8:14:33 PM
Internal Number: 19000000JH
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