Job Opportunities

Asst, Assoc, or Full Professor

Job Summary:
The Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky is seeking a tenure-track faculty member with the primary responsibility of providing physiology instruction to students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in existing courses as well as develop new courses utilizing innovative pedagogies and state-of-the art technology.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, course administration and curricular management, as measured by students, peers and superiors. Ability to conduct education research, develop innovative instructional approaches, or create original teaching materials. Service at a departmental, college or university-wide level in the area of education and curriculum development.

Required Education:
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Physiology or a closely-related discipline.

Required Related Experience:
Applicants should ideally have experience in teaching physiology at multiple levels (undergraduate, graduate and health professional) and experience in curriculum management and assessment; they should also possess a strong record of scholarly activity. Candidates applying for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor should also be nationally or internationally recognized scholars.

Application Process:
Applicants must apply online at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/233586.  Applications should include: 1) a cover letter addressed to Alan Daugherty, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching interests (upload under Specific Request 1); and 4) a one page statement of educational research interests (upload under Specific Request 2). Please also include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application.

If offered employment, the applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check, as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University/Affirmative Action Employer.

Post Doctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratories of Dr. Erhard Bieberich (to study sphingolipid signaling in development and neurodegeneration), Dr. Gregory Frolenkov (to study molecular and biophysical mechanisms of mechanosensitivity in the inner ear), Dr. Ming Gong (to study blood pressure and vascular function circadian rhythm disruption in diabetes), Dr. Lance Johnson (to study the effects of APOE on cerebral metabolism and oxidative stress in Alzheimer’s Disease), and Dr. Christopher Waters (to study mechanobiology and acute lung injury). For more specific description of the labs, see: https://physiology.med.uky.edu/faculty. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact one of the above-mentioned researchers directly and provide a well-motivated focused application that would include a cover letter, recent CV, and a list of references.

The Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky brings ~$8M/year in research funding from NIHand ranks among top Departments of Physiology in the country (https://www.chronicle.com/article/NRC-Rankings-Overview-/124755). Lexington is a medium size city (with population of ~500,000) with a high rate of college education that is praised by its residents for exceptional quality of life (see https://realestate.usnews.com/places/kentucky/lexington-fayette). The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer….

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