University of Oregon, Department of Human Physiology

Position ID:UO-Department of Human Physiology-ASSISTPROF [#23152]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Human Physiology, Health Promotion
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Obesity Prevention
Appl Deadline:2022/11/06 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/05, finished 2023/05/13, listed until 2023/04/05)
Position Description:    

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

Application Deadline 
To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 6, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. 

Required Application Materials 
Applicants should apply via Academic Jobs Online . Please be prepared to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and plans, including specific ideas for potential collaborations with existing Human Physiology and Health Promotion Initiative faculty (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. Chris Minson, Chair, Human Physiology Health Promotion Initiative faculty search( 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. Examples of our efforts include: 1) faculty, staff, and graduate student climate surveys, 2) workshops and a Town Hall with outside consultants and Ombudsperson, and 3) development of rubric for evaluating DEI statements, a Reporting Tree, and respectful discourse guidelines.Collectively, these efforts are amplifying the voices of all department members and improving DEI within the department. Applicants will include a statement focusing on their knowledge, experience and future 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 demonstrating how their research agenda addresses or incorporates issues that involve or affect diverse groups. 

Position Announcement 
The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to beginFall 2023. 

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 HumanServices, Special Education and Clinical Sciences, and Biology. The candidate will have a primary appointment in the department of Human Physiology.The Department of Human Physiology 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. 

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). Although applicants whose work involves humans or animals will be considered, successful candidates will demonstrate the ability and willingness to collaborate with current research initiatives focused on humans. 

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. Candidates will contribute to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Department or Program Summary 
The Department of Human Physiology is home to undergraduate and graduate students who desire strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research. The department has strengths in cardiovascular, respiratory and muscle physiology, neuroscience/motor control, cell signaling and metabolism, and biomechanics. Human Physiology has strong partnerships with university athletics, the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, the Institute ofNeuroscience, the Institute for Molecular Biology, the Prevention Science Institute, the Bowerman Sports Science Center, and the new Data ScienceInitiative and is aligned with a new Provost’s initiative on Sport and Wellness. The department is strongly committed to inclusive and evidence-based teaching practices. 

Minimum Requirements 
• PhD in Physiology, Biology, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, or related field 
• 2 years of 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 

About the University 
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The university is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland. The UO campus has state-of-the-art Core Facilities including the Genomics and CellCharacterization 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 Research Advanced Computing Services (with large-scale computing resources, performant storage, high-speed data transfer capabilities).

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1240 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1240