Fred Henry Chair of Life Sciences Recruitment
Research Models of Human Disease
Description: San Diego State University (SDSU) is seeking to fll The Fred Henry Chair of Life
Sciences, which is an endowed professorship intended to allow the holder of the Chair to devote
nearly full time to research. Research will center on the use of animal models to study human disease,
such as inCammation, cardiovascular disease, myopathies or neurological disorders. The scientist
holding the Fred Henry Chair of Life Sciences will have state-of-the-art laboratory space in the
San Diego State University Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center, a recently constructed facility that
houses researchers focused on the interfaces among infection, inCammation, and cardiovascular
disease. The SDSU Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center is the frst multidisciplinary research center
focused on the connection among these felds. The holder of the Fred Henry Chair of Life Sciences
serves a research leadership role at SDSU, and will have a tenured faculty appointment in the SDSU
Department of Biology.
Rank: Associate Professor or Professor
Research Field: Models related to human disease. Examples of preferred research areas include,
but are not limited to, development, function and/or diseases of the cardiovascular
system, skeletal muscle or neural tissues. All relevant biological systems will
Experience: Ph.D. level individual with externally funded independent research program
Evidence of sustained funding for individual research grants
Experience with multi-investigator research, equipment, and/or facilities grants
Strong communication and leadership skills
Ability to build, lead and oversee interdisciplinary research teams
Evidence of productive collaborative research
Expectations: The successful candidate will:
• be appointed as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Biology
• be appointed as a full member of the SDSU Heart Institute, as relevant
• participate in Ph.D. and M.S. training programs
• teach the equivalent of one course per academic year
• maintain a well-funded, internationally recognized research program
• interact with faculty members in an academically diverse Department of
• participate with other faculty members to develop novel centers of
excellence that will attract new faculty
• collaborate with faculty members at SDSU, and other institutions, to
develop funded research initiatives and to respond creatively and rapidly
to new national research funding opportunities
• be encouraged to enhance collaboration with translational and clinical
• be encouraged to develop collaborative relationships with the San Diego
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment
to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways,
including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive
to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and
working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented
groups. The College of Sciences is host to a large number of federally-funded minority training
programs (described at http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/casa/).
Applicants must apply via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/40142. Review of applications
will begin on March 1, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identifed.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child
Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU
Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any
candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background
check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU
employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a Title IX, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the
basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression,
marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
at Wake Forest Medical School announces open
Postdoctoral Training in
We seek strong candidates for postdoctoral
training funded by an NIH T32 Training
Grant. The training program provides a rich
collaborative research environment that fosters
interdisciplinary approaches to understanding
how the brain integrates information from
multiple senses to produce perception and
adaptive behavior. Candidates with direct
experience as well as those in related felds are
encouraged to apply. Trainees will have access to
any of 9 laboratories using human subjects and/
or a variety of animal models (rodents-primates)
with approaches spanning molecular/cellular to
perceptual/behavioral. Fellowships are awarded
on a competitive basis.
Applications including a current curriculum vitae
or nominations should be sent to the Training
Grant Director: Dr.BarryE.St ein, bestein@
wakehealth.edu, or to its Co-Directors: Dr.
Terrence Stanford, stanford@wakehealth.
edu and Dr. Dwayne Godwin, dgodwin@
wakehealth.edu. A description of the faculty
and the program can be accessed via the website:
training_tpmp.html. Please also submit your
application and CV to job opening 21087 at www.