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Date Posted: 28-NOV-2017
PIN Number: #23327
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center?s College of Health Professions invites applications for a twelve-month tenure track appointment for the position of Associate Professor/Professor and Sr. Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. The Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies has responsibility for strategic leadership for the planning, development, implementation of all aspects of the research, faculty mentoring, and graduate vision for the College of Health Professions and will work with other academic colleges within UTHSC to achieve these goals. The Sr. Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies is a key member of the College?s Executive Committee and reports to the Dean. She/he will have an active and funded research program that is complementary to research in rehabilitative sciences, metabolic disorders, cancer cachexia, and/or muscle biology. Opportunities exist for clinical, applied, and/or basic science research foci. Very competitive salary and benefits, research startup funds and laboratory space will be provided to the successful candidate. The position is based in Memphis, Tennessee, but has responsibilities to College campuses in Memphis and Knoxville (and with plans to expand to Nashville). The position will be available beginning July 1, 2018. Screening of applications will begin early January and continue until a qualified candidate fills the position. Nominations of qualified individuals are welcomed.

Successful candidates must have a PhD, documented accomplishments to be appointed as an Associate or Full Professor in one of the academic departments of the College of Health Professions, a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program (R01 or equivalent funding), at least three years of academic administrative experience as an Assistant/Associate Dean, Vice Chair, Research Center/Institute Director, or Departmental/Division Chair, and experience with academic program and curricular development. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Qualified individuals should submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that outlines qualifications and credentials, research interests and accomplishments, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of five professional references to Donald B. Thomason, PhD, Search Committee Chair, 930 Madison Avenue, Room 632. Memphis, TN 38163. Digital applications are preferred (email:

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 in OED.