Glendale, Arizona

The Department of Physiology in the College of Graduate Studies at Midwestern University Glendale ( ) invites applications fora full-time, tenure-track faculty position in physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor available in the 2022/2023 academic year.

The successful applicant will participate in a team-teaching approach to meet the needs of several healthcare education graduate programs, including Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Nurse Anesthesia, Dentistry, Optometry, Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. Experience teaching veterinary student physiology in addition to the candidate’s area of expertise, is preferable. A successful candidate will work collaboratively with the physiology faculty to develop didactic lectures and active-learning techniques to serve the healthcare education needs of our students. Candidates whose research areas complement current research strengths are encouraged to apply. Start-up funds and laboratory space are available for the applicant to establish and maintain a successful research program. Individuals must have a PhD degree in Physiology or a related field with completion of a two-year postdoctoral program. Prior teaching experience is highly desired. The successful candidate must demonstrate effective teaching potential.

About the Department. The Physiology Department is within the College of Graduate Studies (CGS) and consists of eight full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty who share the common goal of providing a strong foundation in physiology. The faculty is highly collegial with diverse research interests, including intestinal dysfunction, diabetes, carnitine and exercise training, neural mechanisms of vocal learning, caveolins and insulin signaling, neurophysiology and evolution of vocal control, neural control of breathing and neuro-vascular interactions targeting skeletal health. Departmental teaching is supported by administrative office staff, modern classroom and lecture hall facilities and a student testing center. Faculty research is complemented by a staff of three research technicians who work in the adjacent Foothills Science Building and the Therapy Institute.

How to Apply.
  • Applicants should apply online at
  • In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”, then “View Current Job Openings”.
  • You may search for the job posting by specifying “Faculty” for the job category, “Physiology” as the search term, and “Arizona” for the location. You may also enter the requisition number ASSIS003083and click “Search”.

  • The following application materials must be submitted as a PDF file:
    • cover letter
    • curriculum vitae
    • statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages)
    • a statement of current and future research goals (1-2 pages)
    • the names and contact information of at least three professional references
    The search committee will begin review of applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, contact Layla Al-Nakkash, PhD, Chair, Department Physiology, at

    Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

    Glendale, Arizona

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