University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City

Job Description

Applications are sought for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor who will focus on translational physiology, which may involve study of transfer of basic research knowledge to improved prevention, diagnosis or treating disease and/or transfer of clinical insights into hypotheses for laboratory research. Applications are encouraged from individuals whose research focus is on any aspect of physiology as it relates to disease. New faculty will complement the departments existing expertise and may contribute to recently established University of Iowa initiatives promoting research and education on diseases affecting the brain (Aging Mind and Brain Initiative and obesity (Obesity Research and Education Initiative Successful applicants must show clear potential to secure external research funding and be willing to teach in a growing undergraduate major and contribute to mentoring of graduate students. All applicants must have a relevant doctoral degree and productive post-doctoral research experience. Applicants should include a CV, recent publications, a 3 to 5 page summary of research accomplishments and future plans. Faculty in the Department of Health and Human Physiology collaborate with scientists throughout the University including those in the College of Engineering and in the adjacent Carver College of Medicine. Start-up support will be highly competitive with other institutions and ample laboratory space is available. The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


Postdoctoral experience in translational physiology research related to disease processes and/or treatment, especially diseases affecting the brain or obesity. Experience in seeking and/or obtaining external research funding. Teaching experience in coursework related to physiology of disease. Previous independent teaching experience.



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