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Assistant Professor

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Job no: 520556
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Education/Instructional, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:28050000 - VM-PHY SCI

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Job Description:

The Department of Physiological Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor for a 12-month, tenure track appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, externally-funded research program in the area of neural control of respiratory, autonomic or cardiovascular function. The individual will teach in the areas of cardiovascular or respiratory physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine professional curriculum and in the graduate program in the Department of Physiological Sciences. Strong preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and with extramural research funding.

The Department of Physiological Sciences is made up of 14 faculty with research strengths in respiratory neurophysiology, reproduction, and environmental toxicology. Department faculty have extensive research collaborations with other Health Center faculty including those in the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health and Health Professions. For the past 5 years. Department faculty have garnered an average of $7.9 million in extramural support of which $3.9 per year was from NIH.

UF is home to the BREATHE Center ( a center focused on respiratory neuromuscular function and is unique in the nation. The Center is composed of 50 investigators from 20 academic departments and has 6 research cores. Further, the BREATHE Center is supported by a T32 funded training grant for both pre- and postdoctoral trainees. The Center is housed at the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute (, which is comprised of more than 300 faculty members working in multidisciplinary teams to better understand fundamental neuroscience in health and disease.

UF is also home to the Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease ( is that collaboration among researchers working in different areas promote novel discoveries that help to understand, prevent or reverse cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, such as hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and kidney disease. The goal is to provide infrastructure and support that foster professional interaction, innovation, and discovery. Towards this end, center-related activities focus on mentorship and training, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and translation research.

Applicants with outstanding accomplishments in integrative biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply. This recruitment is part of a growing commitment at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine to increase the understanding and treatment of diseases related to the health of all species. The tentative start date is expected to be September 1, 2022.

The Gainesville area has superb weather, inexpensive cost-of-living, nationally ranked public schools, and multiple year-round indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Expected Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must hold a PhD degree and should have postdoctoral training.

Preferred Qualifications:None.Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications for job number 520556 will be considered as they are received, but for full consideration, applicants should send a single PDF file containing a current curriculum vitae, a three‐page statement that specifies research accomplishments, teaching background and future goals, and the names of three references, electronically to Dr. Donald C. Bolser ([email protected]) Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin after April 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required:No.

Advertised: 03 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 10 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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