Associate Professor/Professor Cell Biology and Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 3794270
Associate/Full Professor, Cardiovascular Research and Education
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology University of Kansas School of Medicine
Position Summary: KU School of Medicine seeks an accomplished full-time tenure track basic scientist to provide leadership in education and research in areas related to cardiopulmonary biology. The successful candidate will join the faculty as an associate or full professor in the newly created Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, which is slated for additional faculty recruitments.
We seek candidates with experience directing a medical or graduate school educational program and with an actively funded research program related to cardiovascular biology at the molecular, cellular and/or systemic levels. The selected individual will direct the integrated Cardiopulmonary block of the first-year medical school curriculum, which includes organizing and coordinating didactic and self-directed learning activities by multiple clinicians and basic scientists. The individual may also participate in departmental PhD programs in Anatomy and Cell Biology, Physiology, and Neuroscience. The candidate's research may benefit from collaborations with multiple departments and centers, including the departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Kansas Center for Metabolism and Obesity Research, The Kidney Institute, the Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine, and many other centers and cores. Start-up package and compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
The University of Kansas Medical Center comprises the schools of Medicine, Health Professions, and Nursing, with a student body of nearly 4000 students. It employs 7,000 including over 3600 faculty. Located in the Kansas City metro region with a population of 2.4M, Kansas City has vibrant arts, culinary, and music cultures, and is home to the Kansas City Chiefs, KC Sporting soccer club, and the Royals. KU's main campus comprises nearly 29,000 students and is located about 40 minutes west. Adjacent Johnson County consistently ranks among the top in the nation in quality of life and public schools.
PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree in biological sciences related to cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary biology
History of maintaining an externally funded research program with high quality, peer-reviewed publications in areas of cardiovascular research
Experience in directing an educational program in areas related to cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary biology at the undergraduate, graduate, or medical education level
Ability to work both individually and collaboratively within a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.
About KU Medical Center:
The University of Kansas Medical Center's mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at www.kumc.edu . Benefits: KUMC offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members. Our health insurance benefits begin on hire date and KUMC offers other exciting benefits such as paid parental leave, generous employer retirement contributions and other resources to improve health and well-being. For more information, please visit https://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/benefits.html