The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.
The School of Medicine (SOM), USU seeks applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (APG). The candidate selected for this position will be expected to provide visionary leadership to the department in its research and educational missions. The 31 tenured or tenure-track faculty members in the department employ a wide range of state-of-the-art anatomical, electrophysiological, biochemical, cellular and molecular biological methods to address medical problems associated with neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular pathophysiology, neuroimmune function and metabolism (see http://www.usuhs.edu/apg. The education leaders of the department are responsible for teaching core scientific concepts in the 18-month pre-clerkship phase of the medical student curriculum, ranging from gross human anatomy to the molecular basis of disease, and for the education and training of graduate students with a particular emphasis on the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in Neuroscience and Cell and Molecular Biology). Collaborative research opportunities exist with nearby federal laboratories and their overseas partners, including the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Naval Medical Research Center, as well as through the National Institute of Health located nearby.
Duties: The incumbent serves as the Chief Executive of the Department of APG and as such is responsible for setting the tactical and strategic course for the department. The Chairperson will facilitate shared governance in the academic setting, and departmental faculty will be actively engaged in significant decisions concerning the department.
The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree plus substantial experience in medical and graduate education, educational leadership, research, and administration. The successful candidate will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of executive management in academic organizations. Exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as outstanding written and oral communications skills, are essential. Academic accomplishment, as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in appropriate critically reviewed journals, is required. U.S citizenship is required.
Interested candidates should visit the link below for additional information and to apply:
About Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacology
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the nation’s federal health professions academy. In many respects, USU’s curricula and educational experiences are similar to those of civilian academic health centers, with one important difference: its emphasis on military health care, leadership, readiness and public health set USU apart.
The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine offers doctorate degrees in medicine, doctorate and master’s degrees in public health and related disciplines, doctorate degrees in medical and clinical psychology, and interdisciplinary Ph.D. degrees in molecular and cell biology, neuroscience and emerging infectious diseases.
Medical students are commissioned as junior officers in their chosen service — Army, Navy, Air Force or U.S. Public Health Service. They are on active duty throughout their education and are compensated as such. Upon completion of their education (including residency), they owe seven years service to the nation. More than 60 percent of USU graduates willingly serve 20 years or longer.
USU graduate students, both military and civilian, pursue doctoral (and some master’s) degrees in public health, clinical ...psychology or the biomedical sciences. The high caliber of USU’s basic science departments, research centers and the University’s partnerships with the NIH and several national labs provide an extraordinarily rich environment for scientific discovery and professional growth.
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