Open Rank - Cardiovascular Research Faculty (Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology)

University of South Florida
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Open Rank - Cardiovascular Research Faculty (Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology)
Location: USF Health
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 29861
Position Details

Dept Number/Name: 0-6145-000 Pathology and Cell Biology

College/Division: USFHealth-College of Medicine

Salary Plan: Faculty

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable

Position Number: 00002690

Organizational Summary:

USF Health's mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the Taneja College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USFTGP Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities. For more information regarding USF Health, please visit our website at

Position Description:

The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenured or tenure track, Open Rank faculty position in a broad area of cardiovascular research. We are particularly interested in researchers utilizing animal models to study cardiovascular development and disease. This position will be academically appointed to the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology and will include opportunities to interact with researchers both on the main USF campus and the USF Health Heart Institute. Opened in 2020 in downtown Tampa, the USF Health Heart Institute is a modern research facility within four floors totaling 100,000 square feet dedicated to cardiovascular and related research, including clinical trials targeting new ways to manage, prevent, and cure cardiovascular disease.


  • Research: The primary duties of this position will be research-related, including performing basic and translational research related to heart disease, publishing in major peer-reviewed journals and maintaining NIH and other grant funding. (.85 FTE)
  • Teaching: Teaching duties may include mentoring postdoctoral research scholars and/or PHD graduate assistants. This position may also present opportunities to teach both graduate and undergraduate medical school students. (.5 FTE)
  • Administrative: Administrative duties may include serving on Departmental, College, or University committees and councils. (.5 FTE)
  • Other: Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology (.5 FTE)
  • Responsible to a Chair or other appropriate administrator of a State university. Responsible for teaching, research, service, and related administrative activities. Responsible for academic advising and related activities. May represent the university, college/school, or department/unit on university and/or Statewide committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.
  • For Associate/Full Professor - Normally will have produced creative work, professional writing or research in refereed and other professional journals, and be a recognized authority in the field of specialization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral research experience and at least one externally funded grant award (NIH R01 or equivalent, K99/R00 awards are acceptable for applicants at the Assistant Professor level). Evidence of scholarly activity, sustained independent research funding, and professional research service are also preferred as is experience utilizing animal models.
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Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 29861

Posting Date: 02/17/2022

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

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About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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