University of Oregon, Department of Human Physiology

Position ID:UO-Department of Human Physiology-PROFASST [#19261]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Human Physiology, Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403-1240, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular/Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Neuroscience
Nutrition / Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Community Nutrition, Nutrition Intervention and Policy
Obesity Prevention
Human Physiology / Physiology
Appl Deadline:2021/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/23, finished 2022/05/07, listed until 2022/02/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Assistant Professor of Human Physiology, Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention

Position Announcement
The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon in Eugene invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022.

This position is part of a Provost-sponsored initiative aimed at creating a cluster of excellence for research focused on health promotion and chronic disease prevention. The Health Promotion Initiative at the University of Oregon currently includes faculty members in Counseling Psychology and Human Services, Special Education and Clinical Sciences, and Biology. Candidates for the position should have a research focus that builds on the existing multi-disciplinary Health Promotion Initiative and enhances research at the intersection of health and/or health behaviors (e.g., physical activity, nutrition), with preferred strengths in cellular metabolism and/or endocrine physiology. The candidate will have a primary appointment in the department of Human Physiology. The Human Physiology Department has a range of strengths in both clinical and preclinical models in areas of cardiovascular, respiratory and muscle physiology, neuroscience/motor control, cell signaling and metabolism, and biomechanics. More information about the Health Promotion Initiative can be found at
. The position includes a competitive start-up package, research-appropriate laboratory space, and a collaborative research environment. Additionally, excellent benefits and a safe, friendly, and inclusive work environment make the University of Oregon an outstanding location to live and work.

Department or Program Summary
The Department of Human Physiology is home to undergraduate and graduate students seeking training in systems physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research. We are strongly committed to inclusive and evidence-based teaching practices. Candidates will contribute to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department has strong partnerships with the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, the Institute of Neuroscience, the Institute for Molecular Biology, the Prevention Science Institute, the Bowerman Sports Science Center, and the new Data Science Initiative. The UO campus has state-of-the-art Core Facilities including the Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility, the Imaging Microscopy Core, the Lewis Center for Neuroimaging, the Center for Advanced Materials Characterization (that houses high resolution electron microscopy and microanalysis), and the Research Advanced Computing Services (with large-scale computing resources, performant storage, high-speed data transfer capabilities).

Minimum Requirements
PhD in Physiology, Biology, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, or related field
2 years postdoctoral research experience
Promising publication record
Experience with grant writing

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with university-level teaching and service
Focus on clinical/translational research
Experience working in team or collaborative research
Success in obtaining research funding

Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and plans, (2) teaching philosophy, and (3) statement focusing on your experience and plans to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, as described below*.

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Dr. Carrie McCurdy, Chair, Human Physiology Health Promotion Initiative faculty search ( To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Applications are encouraged from women and members of other underrepresented groups.

*The Department of Human Physiology is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community that is committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants will include a statement focusing on their knowledge, experience and plans related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates should describe their experience with successful mentoring, teaching or outreach aimed at reducing barriers for under-represented groups, and specific plans for how they could contribute to our department’s goal to create a diverse and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations. Please include examples of you supporting or leading activities promoting interest and retention in the sciences by individuals from under-represented groups and/or your future plans to do so. Additionally, candidates are encouraged to provide information of how their research agenda addresses or incorporates issues that involve or affect diverse groups.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1240 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon. 97403-1240