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The Department of Neuroscience at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates for a non-tenure tack (NTT) Assistant Professor position. This is an opportunity to participate in a collaborative environment to perform comprehensive research toward understanding the mechanisms of comorbidities including cardiomyopathy and heart failure affecting HIV-1 positive/AIDS patients. More specifically, expertise in the investigation of protein quality control, autophagy, and apoptosis pathways using primary cell cultures, animal models and patient samples as evidenced by a strong record of publications in molecular and cellular aspects of cardiovascular research is required. Qualified applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M or equivalent degree and academic credentials that will support a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates with sponsored research funding are strongly preferred.

The Department of Neuroscience is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research and education basic science department. Areas of research focus may include signal transduction, neural cell degeneration in diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, glial cell disorders, brain tumors vascular disorders and neuroimmunological disorders associated with viral infections including HIV-1 in AIDS and multiple sclerosis.

The Organization:

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) has been a Philadelphia institution for nearly 115 years and is widely recognized as an exceptional medical and educational institution with a diverse, socially-conscious student body, outstanding and prolific faculty and leading-edge research. Founded to provide access to professional education for persons of diverse backgrounds as well as health care to the surrounding, traditionally underserved communities, LKSOM continues to be a vibrant, dynamic leader in medical education, research and patient care. Today, Temple Health's physician leadership is building on its rich history, and transforming one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers into a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution. Like Lewis Katz, the man for whom the school is named, LKSOM's students and faculty are legendary for their hard work, dedication and strong passion for making a difference.

Procedure for Candidacy:

Interested candidates should submit their applications which should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future directions, and names and contact information for three reference, to: Kamel Khalili, PhD., Laura H. Carnell Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, C/O Michael R. Lester, Sr. Director Physician/Faculty Recruitment, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu Phone: 215-707-5666 Fax: 215-707-9452.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Diversity Statement:
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University values and embraces a diverse community reflected by individuals race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, mental and physical ability/disability, and age. In response to the needs of our local community and patient population, we will concentrate our recruitment and retention efforts on students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and/or educationally and economically disadvantaged, while also being intentional in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women and LGBT students, residents, faculty, and staff.

We are committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We recognize that excellence in all aspects of education, training, research, and care delivery can only be achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members and patients experience authentic connection and engagement; feel supported; and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.