The Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to provide essential education and administrative functions to meet the academic missions of the department, specifically in the large Physiology undergraduate classes and graduate PhD programs. In addition to administration of graduate courses, this position will provide assistance to the Director of Graduate Studies. Responsibilities will include assistance with administration of undergraduate, graduate and professional courses within the Healthcare Colleges and undergraduate areas university wide.
The Department of Physiology is a diverse community of basic science researchers. Our areas of research include cardiovascular, neuroscience, metabolic disease and aging. Within those areas of research are 37 primary faculty, 8 joint faculty, 16 trainees and numerous laboratory staff. With over $6.2M in extramural support in FY16, our award-winning investigators are making major advances in biomedical research. Our training programs are preparing scientists for successful careers in academia, industry and government. Our education faculty touch the lives of over 2,000 undergraduate, professional and graduate students each academic year.
To apply, please 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.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD in an area related to Physiology
Required Related Experience:
Experience in teaching courses pertaining to physiology and a demonstrated excellence in teaching is highly desirable. Overall knowledge of procedures and policy relative to curriculum management and assessment.
Qualified candidates should have classroom experience in teaching physiology, with 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.
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University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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