Job Opportunity


Department of Molecular Medicine

College of Medicine

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

We are seeking candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, who study the molecular basis of metabolic disorders such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes, which complement existing strengths in the Department and College. The Department of Molecular Medicine is located on the energetic and expanding USF Health campus that includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health, the H. Lee Moffitt NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. USF is ranked 34rd in total research expenditures and 27th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Science Foundation for 2013 with extramural grants and contract activity in excess of $412 million annually. Integration with clinical providers is through the Bariatric Center (, a joint partnership by USF and Tampa General Hospital; the center follows more than 3,500 patients who underwent bariatric surgery using a patient-centered, hypothesis-driven, evidence-based interdisciplinary approach. Research opportunities include access to longitudinal outcomes data, a tissue repository and small animal models of obesity and bariatric surgery.

Successful candidates for this position are expected to develop and maintain a competitively funded research program, participate in interdisciplinary research addressing metabolic disease, and educate medical and graduate students. The Department offers institutional salary support commensurate with experience, competitive start-up packages, dry and wet laboratory space, excellent core facilities, and a collegial atmosphere to create an environment that promotes success. Minimum requirements for an Assistant Professor position include a MD, PhD, or MD/PhD with at least two years postdoctoral experience and current grant funding support. Appointment at the Associate Professor level requires a minimum of five years experience as an Assistant Professor or equivalent, a nationally-recognized and federally funded research program and experience mentoring graduate students.

All applications must be submitted on line by going to: USF Careers ( and uploading a PDF that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, and statement of teaching philosophy. Separately, request three letters of reference to be sent by mail or e-mail to Dana Pettaway at Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Chair Search Committee

Department of Molecular Medicine

University of South Florida-Health

12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC7

Tampa, Florida 33612-4799

The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institution.

For disability accommodations, contact Dana Pettaway at (813) 974-8320- a minimum of 5 working days in advance. According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public.

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