Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Faculty Position at UMN Duluth

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth invites applications for three non-tenure-track faculty positions at the level of assistant professor.  All disciplines related to biomedical sciences will be considered; teaching needs are in physiology, pharmacology and histology/pathology.


Required qualifications:
The successful candidate must have:  A Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent doctoral degree in a biomedical science; At least two years of post-doctoral experience with documented evidence of strong scholarly activities; and essential communication skills that are consistent with competence in medical school teaching (i.e., lecture delivery, small group student interactions).

Preferred qualifications:
The preferred candidate will have:  Experience teaching in the areas of physiology, pharmacology, histology, pathology or anatomy; Research interests in areas that are related to the mission of the school and will complement activities of current Biomedical Sciences faculty; Evidence of excellence in teaching and communication (i.e., lecture, seminar or abstract delivery, grant preparation and scientific publication); and Experience in student evaluation and mentoring and small group settings.

Responsibilities to include:
The Department of Biomedical Sciences seeks three assistant professors dedicated to teaching excellence and cutting edge research. The non-tenure teaching track has been developed to allow promotion based on strengths in teaching, research and service.

Teaching:  Teaching expectations in our medical school will include large lectures, small group facilitation, and active learning sessions.  There are also opportunities to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level.  It is the expectation that all faculty in our department will serve as course directors for basic science courses in our organ system based medical curriculum.

Research:  All areas of Biomedical Sciences research will be considered.  To be considered for promotion, an average of one publication per year minimum is expected.  Research that complements our department’s existing strengths in neuroscience, toxicology, cardiovascular physiology and cancer are especially welcome.
Service:  All faculty members contribute to the governance and functioning of our school, and service on various committees including curriculum, student standing, and admissions will be expected.

About the Department:
The mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is to be a leader in educating physicians dedicated to family medicine to serve the health care needs of rural Minnesota and American Indian communities, and discover and disseminate knowledge through research. The Department of Biomedical Sciences ( is a community of faculty, students, and staff who are committed to providing an enriching and supportive environment to pursue excellence in medical, graduate, and undergraduate education and generate new knowledge through research. The department offers undergraduate, MS, and PhD laboratory training opportunities in several University programs, and provides a stimulating environment for the training of post-doctoral fellows.

How To Apply:
Applications must be submitted online (  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research interests and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy with their application.  In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Search Committee at the following email address:  Subject line should read BMS Faculty Search.  Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information:
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
About the U of M:

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)
The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.  A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.