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Open Rank Professor (multiple positions), 12 Month Salaried (Biomedical Sciences - Medicine)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: Open Rank Professor (multiple positions), 12 Month Salaried (Biomedical Sciences - Medicine)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 52171

Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Florida State University

Florida State University is a Carnegie Research 1 university in Tallahassee, the state capital of Florida. It currently ranks 19th among US public universities. The Department of Biomedical Sciences is comprised of a dynamic and highly collaborative group working on a diverse array of problems and supported by state-of-the-art facilities and core infrastructure. The College of Medicine has a robust research portfolio that has doubled in research expenditures in the last 4 years. The College and the Department are continuing to expand its basic and translational research activities at the university.

The Research and Discovery mission of the College of Medicine is facilitated by more than 150,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art laboratory space and core labs in proteomics, genomics, advanced confocal, superresolution and multiphoton microscopy, flow cytometry, animal care, and cell culture. Research in the Department of Biomedical Sciences covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, offering a rich, diverse, and collegial environment. Multiple clinical and translational partnerships are available for new research opportunities ( ( The Translational Science core Laboratory ( is equipped with state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and deep sequencing equipment. A 3T MRI system (Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma) is housed in a new MR facility at the College of Medicine. Current research in the department is broadly focused on understanding the molecular bases of human health and disease ( At FSU collaborative opportunities abound within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, in the departments of Biological Science, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computational Science, Neuroscience, in the Institute for Molecular Biophysics, and at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. See for more information.


The successful candidate will add to and integrate with the research programs of the existing 34 research faculty in Biomedical Sciences and with those in other Departments at FSU. Excellent mentoring and strong teaching skills are highly valued in the College of Medicine where faculty members participate in one or more aspects of medical, physician assistant, graduate, and undergraduate education.

This is a tenure earning position with research, teaching/mentoring, and service responsibilities.


Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD or MD) from an accredited institution.

Additional specific qualifications include:

  • Excellent mentoring and strong teaching skills.
  • Proven track record of excellence in creative approaches to Biomedical Research and extramural funding.
  • A demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service; and professional goals which are consistent with the mission of our community-based medical school, as described on our website
Preferred Qualifications
  • Recruitment focus will be on infectious disease (broadly defined), metabolism, bioinformatics and pathology (broadly defined), but any area of expertise within the Biomedical Sciences will be considered.
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary/collaborative research projects is a plus.
Other Information

This job opening serves to recruit for three Open Rank Professor positions.

Contact Info

Timothy Megraw, Ph.D.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Candidates should upload a single PDF with a cover letter, CV, contact information for three professional references, and a research statement.


This is a Faculty position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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