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Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Physiology

Job no: 533964
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Instruction, Human Physiology
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Human Physiology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

September 30, 2024; position open until filled

Required Application Materials

Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27819.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and plans (2 page maximum, not including references), (2) teaching philosophy (2 page maximum), and (3) statement focusing on your experience and plans to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds (2 page maximum, see below).

In line with the department and university commitment to DEI, 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 underrepresented 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 underrepresented groups and/or your future plans to do so. Additionally, candidates are encouraged to share how their research agenda addresses or incorporates issues that involve or affect diverse groups.

Questions about the application process should be directed to John Halliwill (halliwil@uoregon.edu). To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by September 30, 2024. The position will remain open until filled. Applications are encouraged from women and members of other underrepresented groups.

Position Announcement

The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin fall 2025.

The goal of this position is to enhance department expertise related to exercise physiology, human performance, and athletic medicine in areas related to metabolism and nutrition. The ideal candidate will address complex problems related to human physiology asking innovative and applied questions using human participants that will provide generalizable benefits for people across ages, abilities, and health. They will contribute to transdisciplinary collaboration in education and research efforts at the UO related to sport, wellness, and human performance.

Desirable areas of expertise include: female athlete nutrition and metabolism; metabolism and nutrition in sport and performance; sex differences and training optimization with nutritional interventions; nutrition interventions to optimize wellness; precision nutrition; integrative and functional nutrition and metabolism; nutritional strategies for menopausal transitions; nutrition across the lifespan.

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 and will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

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, and is aligned with a multiple groups both on and off campus related to sport and wellness. The department is strongly committed to inclusive and evidence-based teaching practices.

Minimum Requirements

For Assistant Professor Rank:
• PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Human Performance, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Physiology, or related field
• 2 years postdoctoral research experience
• Research experience related to metabolism or nutrition in human participants.

For Associate Professor rank:
• All of the above plus 6 years of research experience in a tenure track position or equivalent independent position.

Preferred Qualifications

• Promising publication record
• Experience with grant writing
• Experience with university-level teaching

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 and 3,600 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 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).

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit https://hr.uoregon.edu/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy (including pregnancy-related conditions), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, familial status, citizenship, service in the uniformed services (as defined in federal and state law), veteran status, expunged juvenile record, and/or the use of leave protected by state or federal law in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed here.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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