The Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications and nominations from nationally and internationally renowned individuals for the position of Eldon D. & Ruth Connell Endowed Chair Professor of Diabetes Research. The Department of Physiology at UTHSC was recently ranked ninth out of all Physiology Departments in North America for total research funding. Current areas of research within the Department include, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and ion channels. Outstanding collaborative opportunities and excellent resources are available in the Department of Physiology and the Division of Endocrinology at the UTHSC. In addition to the endowed chair fund, this position comes with a competitive start-up package. The occupant of the Connell Endowed Chair will assume a leadership role in diabetes research in the UTHSC campus. The qualified candidate will have an outstanding record of research accomplishments and significant extramural funding. He/she is expected to maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research program that compliments that of current faculty and builds on departmental strengths. Applicants are expected to be leaders in the field of diabetes research with an internationally-recognized research program that is supported by robust extramural funding. The successful candidate will have an outstanding opportunity to develop collaborative research programs across the UTHSC campus. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, complete CV, summary of research accomplishments and goals, and names and contact information of five references. Please direct any questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jonathan Jaggar, Maury W. Bronstein Endowed Chair Professor (email@example.com) The position will remain open until filled.
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