Assistant or Associate Professor of Physiology

Marian University of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

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Science & Technology, Life Sciences
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Physiology

Job Description:

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks an Associate Professor of Physiology to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by contributing to the education of undergraduate medical students, and master of biomedical science students at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, by providing instruction that will allow learners to acquire a competence with the relationship of normal processes of various systems of the human body, and the integration and regulation of these systems in health and disease. This individual will serve as a member of a team of physiologists in the planning and delivery of physiology content in a multi-discipline, systems-based medical curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • The successful applicant will provide instruction primarily to medical students in the DO program in the areas of gastrointestinal physiology and endocrinology with other topics in physiology addressed as needed.
  • This individual will work with other biomedical faculty and clinicians in the planning and delivery of physiology content in a multi-discipline, systems-based medical curriculum.
  • Other responsibilities include service to the COM, University, and professional organizations (e.g., committees, mentoring students, reviewing scientific articles and grants), and scholarly activities that result in publications and securing external funding for research.

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • The applicant must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Physiology or a closely related discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience after receipt of the terminal degree, or 2 years of teaching experience with post-doctoral training, is required; teaching experience at a DO or MD medical school is preferred.
  • Teaching experience must include gastrointestinal physiology and/or endocrinology. The candidate may be asked to teach in other areas of physiology as needed.
  • A proven record of scholarly activity (e.g., publications, grants) consistent with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor is required for this position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

Advertising Summary:

Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Midwest rankings, being named the #3 Most Innovative Regional University, #5 Best Value University, and #28 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, 2019 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

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