Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Center for Inflammation and Lung Research-Tenure Track Position

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 1 year ago(4/20/2022 10:24 AM)
Specialty Area
Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research-Basic Science

Summary of Position

The Center for Inflammation & Lung Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University located in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for a full time, tenure-track appointment at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. The CILR is undergoing an expansion, and we are currently recruiting a faculty investigator. Faculty candidates will be considered in all areas of immunology, physiology, biochemistry and/or molecular biology with an interest in the pathogenesis of lung inflammation. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the development of Fellows in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  The position will be supported by a competitive start up package, and academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.



  • PhD, or equivalent degree
  • Post-doctoral experience, excellent communications skills and a record of productivity in the study of inflammatory disease states.
  • Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have federal funding (preferred,) and a substantial trajectory toward developing a rigorous, stable externally funded research program.
  • Candidates at the Associate Professor level should have a national scientific reputation, current research funding and a history of mentorship and leadership.
  • Candidates should be eager to participate in a highly collaborative environment, which includes significant interactions with clinical research investigators.


Center for Inflammation & Lung Research

The Center for Inflammation and Lung Research (CILR) is composed of basic, pre-clinical, translational and clinical researchers who are interested in the pathogenesis of lung disease, and other inflammatory disease states. Investigators in the CILR study both acute and chronic inflammatory disease using a combination of in vitro and animal model systems, as well as patients being seen by physicians in the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery. The investigators in CILR are highly collaborative and strive to conduct their research studies using multidisciplinary approaches to study the immunology, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology of inflammatory diseases.


Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple Health and by the Katz School of Medicine. Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. TUHS is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year, it has earned national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. Among these recognitions are the Philadelphia “Employer of Choice” (the only healthcare provider named), Forbes “Best in State”, Healthcare Equality Index Leader, Nursing Magnet, and Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade. These honors speak to the proud team culture of TUHS.


The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent and serve its diverse society. With more than 13,000 alumni, LKSOM has trained a significant proportion of the physician base in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, the MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. They have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans, and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.


Katz School of Medicine has 27 basic science and clinical departments, comprising over 900 full-and part-time faculty, over 900 volunteer faculty, and more than 500 additional staff.


Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing every subspecialty in modern medicine.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: located in the heart of a diverse urban area, the Katz School of Medicine is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, Katz works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Procedure for Candidacy

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all of the required documents and information.  All documents must be in PDF format.


Application materials must include a curriculum vitae; a personal statement summarizing your experience, qualifications, and career goals; and three professional references, including names and contact information. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged.


Please address your application to: Thomas J. Rogers, PhD, Director and Professor, Center for Inflammation Lung and Research, and Professor of Microbiology Immunology and Inflammation/Center for Substance Abuse Research/Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine; C/O Jessica Vega, Sr. Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Confidential inquiries and questions regarding the position should be directed to jessica.vega@tuhs.temple.edu


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus)


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.


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