The University of Tennessee Health Science Center


Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions invites applications for a twelve-month tenure track appointment for the position of Associate Professor/Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. The Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies has responsibility for strategic leadership for the planning, development, implementation of all aspects of the research, faculty mentoring, and graduate vision for the College of Health Professions and will work with other academic colleges with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to achieve these goals. The Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies is a key member of the College’s Executive Committee and reports to the Dean. She/he will have an active and funded research program that is complementary to research in rehabilitative sciences, metabolic disorders, cancer cachexia, and/or muscle biology. Opportunities exist for clinical, applied, and/or basic science research foci and developing new areas of inquiry within these foci. Candidates with research in sarcopenia, cancer cachexia and other muscle wasting diseases are particularly encouraged to apply. Very competitive salary and benefits, research startup funds and laboratory space will be provided to the successful candidate. The position is based in Memphis, Tennessee, but has responsibilities to College campuses in Memphis, and Knoxville (and with plans to expand to Nashville).

The College of Health Professions
The College serves as an administrative home for allied health programs offered through the Departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health Informatics and Information Management, Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy ( Other departments will be added to the College over the next 3 years, as the college moves to an exciting phase of unprecedented growth in research, education, and clinical service under the leadership of the new Dean, Stephen E. Alway, PhD., F.A.C.S.M.

Application and Nomination Process:
A full description of this position can be found at: position will be available beginning July 1, 2018. Screening of applications will begin early January and continue until a qualified candidate fills the position. Nominations of qualified individuals are welcomed.

Qualified individuals should submit a complete curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest that outlines qualifications and credentials, research interests and accomplishments, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of five professional references to: Donald B. Thomason, PhD, Dean of the College of Graduate Health Sciences, Search Committee Chair c/o Paul S. Edwards, MBA, MAcc, Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration, College of Health Professions, 930 Madison Avenue, Room 632. Memphis, Tennessee 38163. Digital applications are preferred (Email: Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Additional required documentation of U.S Citizenship or evidence of the ability to lawfully work in the U.S. is required for full consideration.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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