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Assistant Professor - AZ - Physiology

Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 4, 2024

The Department of Physiology in the College of Graduate Studies at Midwestern University Glendale ( ) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor available in the 2022/2023 academic year.

The successful applicant will participate in a team-teaching approach to meet the needs of several healthcare education graduate programs. Experience teaching veterinary student physiology is highly desirable. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the physiology faculty to develop didactic lectures and active-learning techniques to serve the education needs of our students. Candidates whose research areas complement current research strengths are encouraged to apply. Start-up funds and laboratory space are available for the applicant to establish and maintain a successful research program. Individuals must have a PhD degree in Physiology or a related field with completion of a two-year postdoctoral program. Prior teaching experience is highly desired. The successful candidate must demonstrate effective teaching potential.

About the Department. The Physiology Department is within the College of Graduate Studies (CGS) and consists of eight full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty with diverse research interests, including; intestinal dysfunction, diabetes, carnitine and exercise training, neural mechanisms of vocal learning, caveolins and insulin signaling, neurophysiology and evolution of vocal control, neural control of breathing. Departmental teaching is supported by administrative office staff, modern classroom and lecture hall facilities and a student testing center. Faculty research is complemented by a staff of three research technicians who work in the adjacent Foothills Science Building and the Therapy Institute.

If you would like to learn more about this position, please submit your application through Midwestern University’s online job board at . Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references. Please note that although faculty positions are usually listed as “Assistant Professor”, initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.

The following application materials must be submitted as a PDF file:
  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages)
  • a statement of current and future research goals (1-2 pages)
  • the names and contact information of at least three professional references
The search committee will begin review of applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, contact Layla Al-Nakkash, PhD, Chair, Department Physiology, at .

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance. We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account. We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days. We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program. Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


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