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Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology
Marian University

Date Posted Nov. 9, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology
University Marian University
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department Physics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physiology & Biophysics

Position Title

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology

Job Description

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at Marian University, College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) is seeking applications for a 12-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by contributing to the education of medical students and our Masters of Biomedical Science students. We are committed to developing osteopathic physicians through a curriculum that emphasizes a robust and integrated understanding of basic and clinical sciences for practical patient care.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with a team of dedicated physiologists to design and deliver physiology content as part of a comprehensive, systems-based medical curriculum. Faculty at MU-COM play a pivotal role in facilitating an in-depth comprehension of the human body’s normal processes, as well as the integration and regulation of these processes in both health and disease. In this role, you will focus on instructing students in concepts related to the physiology of human health and the mechanisms underlying the development of various disease states. Opportunities also exist for teaching within your area of specific expertise within physiology or related disciplines. If you are passionate about education, physiology, and positively impacting the next generation of medical professionals, we encourage you to apply and be part of our academic community built on the inspired vision and values of our Franciscan heritage.

MU-COM, established as Indiana’s second medical college in 2013, places a strong emphasis on holistic patient care, addressing the mind, body, and spirit to uncover the root causes of illnesses. MU-COM is housed in the state-of-the-art Michael A Evans Center for Health Science, which features The Browning Anatomy Lab equipped with 36 cadaveric dissection stations, each with computer terminals. Additionally, we have The Hill-Rom Simulation Center, offering students realistic, hands-on training in a safe and controlled environment. Our faculty and students benefit from access to nationally recognized hospitals, research facilities, community outreach clinics, and other medical organizations. Join us in shaping the future of medical education and healthcare delivery by becoming part of the MU-COM community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The successful applicant will provide instruction primarily to medical students in the DO program in the in various areas of physiology – a robust background in respiratory and renal physiology is highly desired.
  • Collaborate with other MU-COM faculty in the design, delivery, evaluation, and improvement of the curriculum.
  • Ensure DO students grasp physiology in normal and abnormal states for success in the NBOME COMLEX-USA Level I exam and clinical rotations.
  • Demonstrates excellence in scholarly activity through the establishment of scholarship that involves students and leads to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.
  • Provides excellence in service to the University and community through involvement and leadership on committees and professional societies, and by providing mentorship to students.
  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
University Expectations:
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Adheres to Marian University’s policies and procedures
  • Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students subordinates, and supervisors.
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues.
  • Meets department productivity standards.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems.
  • Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’s strategic goals.
  • Adheres to the department budget.


Required Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Physiology or a closely related discipline.
  • A strong interest in teaching. Special consideration will be given to those with experience in health professions and/or graduate level education.
  • The qualified candidates should have a proven record of scholarly activity (e.g., publications, funding) consistent with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, equipment, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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