Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


Bethesda, Maryland

Principal Investigator

Regina Armstrong


Applicants should submit via email a curriculum vita including names and contact information of three (3) references, to:

Dr. Regina C. Armstrong, Chair
c/o Ms.  Megan Morris, Administrative Officer Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (APG) Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Email Address:

To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying.

Review of applicants will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.


Associate/Assistant Professor; Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (APG); AD-0401-00
Institution: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Faculty - Health – Other Health Faculty
Posted: 1-26-21
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-Time
Salary: $80,104 - $350,245 USD Per Year

This position is in the tenure eligible track. The selected applicant will be offered a competitive start-up package to establish an independent research laboratory in the department.

Duties: The department is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as an assistant or associate professor in APG to build upon the university’s excellence in research and educational programs. This position will entail establishing an independent, extramurally funded research program, teaching in the medical school curriculum and interdisciplinary graduate programs, and providing professional service to the university.

Incumbent will bring state-of-the art techniques and scientific rigor to develop an independent, extramurally funded research program that thrives in combination with the strengths of the department and contributes to the overall mission of the university. Although the potential area of research is broadly defined, research interests that align well with the department include neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases with consideration of cardiovascular factors, the role of the immune system response, pain chronification, and genetic susceptibility. The department encourages research programs that integrate mechanistic studies with translational approaches to understand pathophysiology and identify therapeutic targets and potential treatments for protection, repair, and recovery. Expertise with cutting-edge technologies and techniques is desired, including bioinformatics and computational biology as applicable to genetics and neuroimaging.

Research activities will require the ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others, strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and creativity in the application of cutting-edge techniques and approaches to advance scientific progress.

The successful candidate must exhibit outstanding teaching skills in oral and written communication and interactions with medical and graduate students, trainees, and colleagues. He or she is expected to prepare and present lectures in a systems-based, module-structured collaborative curriculum in areas such as histology, physiology, anatomy, and neuroscience.

Incumbent will be expected to serve on departmental and university committees as appointed by the chair, and may be required to prepare staff reports.

Faculty serve as subject-matter experts on external committees, grant review panels, editorial boards, etc.


U.S. citizenship is required.

Incumbent must bring to the position a minimum of an earned doctorate degree (Ph.D.) degree, or equivalent such as M.D. or D.V.M., plus experience in teaching, personnel management, training research methods, and experimental design in scientific disciplines.

Preferred disciplines for teaching are areas of APG responsibilities in the medical school curriculum. Scientific areas that align well with APG research interests, as summarized above, are desired. The incumbent must also exhibit evidence of experience and expertise as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in critically peer-reviewed scientific journals as appropriate to the research.

Candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the assistant or associate professor level in accordance with SOM and USUHS academic guidelines.

Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Relocation expenses, i.e., PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C. 5733, may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy, and available command funding.