Physiology Career Opportunities

Educational Leader

The Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to quality in research, graduate and postdoctoral training, and medical education. The research interests of our faculty are broadly based, with strong programs in cardiovascular physiology, renal physiology, respiratory physiology, physiological genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. We have a long history of quality graduate education. Our graduates are successful scientists in universities, pharmaceutical companies, and government.

The Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the level of Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will be appointed in the Educator pathway, with an emphasis on excellence in teaching. Faculty rank will be commensurate with training and experience. The initial appointment for Instructor is 1-year, and for Assistant/Associate Professor is 1-3 years. Appointments are renewable based on an assessment of annual goals and availability of funds. The position is anticipated to start July 1, 2021.

After a 1-year mentoring period, the successful candidate will assume the role of Director of the Masters in Medical Physiology (MMP) Program and Co-director for PHYS-D1102: M1 General Human Physiology, the primary human physiology course taken by 1st year medical students and 2nd year graduate students. On average, these courses are taught to approximately 250 learners each year.

Responsibilities as MMP Director will include: mentoring and advising current MMP students and lead recruitment of incoming MMP students; reviewing the program and developing a strategic plan for program advancement; overseeing a period of change during which the institution will be undergoing curriculum reform which will likely impact the program in unanticipated ways.

Responsibilities as M1 Human Physiology Co-director include engaging in discussions of curriculum reform, curriculum review, student assessment, innovative active learning approaches, and acting as a course instructor.

Additional teaching opportunities and responsibilities in the Department of Physiology, Medical School, School of Pharmacy, and Graduate School are likely. The candidate may have the opportunity to participate in funded research in collaboration with research faculty.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Physiology or a closely related field.
  • Previous effective teaching experience (as evidenced by student course evaluations and/or from references).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to teach advanced level courses in Physiology.

Desired Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral research experience (for those interested in research).
  • Participation in course development, course assessments, program reviews, student advising, and mentoring.
  • Scholarship in educational journals or presentations at conferences.

The Department will support leadership training for the successful candidate.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a brief description of your educational philosophy, a description of educational leadership and teaching experience, and the names of 3 references who are familiar with your skills in leadership and teaching.

About MCW

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve the health of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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