Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Aging + Cardiovascular Discovery Center (ACDC) - Tenure-Track Faculty – All Ranks

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 5 months ago(1/15/2024 12:29 PM)
Specialty Area
Aging + Cardiovascular Discovery Center (ACDC)- Basic Science

Summary of Position

Tenure Track Faculty – All Ranks


The Aging + Cardiovascular Discovery Center (ACDC) in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in the basic and clinical sciences with a focus on cardiovascular health and disease, neuroscience, metabolism, and/or aging. Qualified early-career applicants seeking opportunities at the Assistant Professor level, as well more experienced candidates interested in pursuing an Associate Director role are encouraged to apply.


The ACDC provides a vibrant and stimulating research environment, and we welcome applicants who are driven to discover fundamental mechanisms of cardiovascular and brain health. The ACDC was founded in 2023 under the direction of Dr. John Elrod, following the merger of the Center for Translational Medicine and Cardiovascular Research Center. The ACDC faculty have a track record of scientific accomplishment and successfully mentoring the next generation of scientists. Its multi-disciplinary research interests span several areas including vascular, cardiac, lung, neurodegeneration, development, and metabolic pathophysiology. Temple’s ACDC occupies more than 30,000 sq ft of open lab space on the 9th and 10th floor of the Medical Education and Research Building (MERB). The successful candidates’ research portfolios will complement and synergize with ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research programs in the LKSOM and Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University. Academic appointments are available at all levels based on qualifications.


In addition to a competitive salary, start-up funds, newly renovated laboratory space and comprehensive suite of benefits – including a generous 403b retirement match, health, dental, vision, life, tuition remission, paid vacation and more – the position offers:
• a uniquely supportive academic environment strengthened by Temple’s mission-driven culture to provide and promote world class equitable patient care, medical education and research
• individual career development and collegiality among faculty; and
• leadership opportunities where appropriate.


Job Qualifications: PhD, M.D., MD/PhD or equivalent degree and a strong academic record. Only high-impact scientists with robust research programs and a track-record of acquiring fellowship funding will be considered for this position.


Temple Health is one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, with 20 clinical departments; 8 Basic Science Departments; 13 Research Centers (all of which are engaged in research, education, and patient care) and more than 1,000 scientists and physicians sharing the mission of performing world-class research and translating the innovative discoveries to the bedside.


Procedure for Candidacy

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application by Monday, June 10, 2024. 


Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all the required documents and information. All documents must be in PDF format.


Application materials should include: a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; synopses of research and teaching interests, accomplishments, and professional goals; and three letter of reference or contact information for 3 professional references (name, title, email address and phone number for each). A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged. Please combine all documents into a single PDF file.


Please address your application to: John W. Elrod, PhD, Director, Aging + Cardiovascular Discovery Center, C/O Jessica Vega, Sr. Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.


For confidential inquires and or questions about the opportunity please contact Jessica N. Vega, Senior Physician/Faculty Recruiter, at jessica.vega@tuhs.temple.edu


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.


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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