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Date Posted: 02-MAR-2018
PIN Number: #23396
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The newly established Institute for the Study of Host Pathogen Systems (I-SHPS) for Bio-Defense and Emerging Infectious Diseases and the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Acute and Tertiary Care.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program, teach in graduate programs, advise doctoral students, and mentor students and faculty in research. The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., M.D., or DNP degree. Candidates eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank should have a well-established program of funded research. Evidence of scholarship, including research and/or grants, is required. Academic rank is commensurate with degree and experience. Preference will be given to systems biology research and modeling using small animal models of emerging pathogens and programs focused on the discovery of small molecules and vaccines. Other areas of interest include programs focused on the discovery and mechanisms of genome-wide associations as relevant to infectious diseases and global health. Applicants with virology and infectious disease research programs that can benefit from the state-of-the-art 35,000 sq. ft. NIH-funded Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL), a biosafety level 3 facility, are encouraged.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Applicants should send a single PDF that includes their cover letter, curriculum vitae, photocopies of transcripts, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for four references to:
Amber Smith, PhD
Search Committee Chair
UTHSC College of Medicine,
858 Madison Ave, 8th Floor
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-1931

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 825, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901-448-7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.