Assistant/Associate Professor in Physiology

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 12, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor in Physiology

Job Description:

The Department of Biology at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust, externally funded research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate education in animal physiology and molecular biology within the Department. The anticipated start date for this position is August 16, 2022.

We anticipate that candidates for this position would investigate open questions in animal physiology using contemporary molecular, genetic, and cellular approaches. We interpret ‘physiology’ broadly to include nervous and sensory systems function, the endocrine system, muscle physiology, protein/membrane transport, development and regeneration, aging and stress biology, and molecular signaling, among others. Preference will be given to candidates working on non-mammalian systems. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use outstanding research infrastructure at UF including one of the fastest GPU AI supercomputers in academia (HiPerGator and a comprehensive genomics and biotechnology core service center at the UF ICBR ( Applicants will have a Ph.D. in Biology or related field. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

UF is ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report 2022, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity. The Department of Biology has strengths in computational biology, developmental biology, ecology, and evolution and seeks collaborative applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities (

Expected Salary:The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.
Minimum Requirements:

Successful candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline by August 16, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of postdoctoral experience, but exceptional applicants at the Ph.D. level may be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at, search job 519764, A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on research goals, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a statement describing approaches to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility; and (6) a list of at least three references. After initial review, confidential letters of recommendation will be requested from references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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