I am thrilled and excited to announce that I have accepted the offer for a TT assistant professor position at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
It has been a long journey that started during the pandemic. Over the last two years, I have experienced my share of emotional peaks (excitement and joy) and valleys (disappointments, anxiety, and exhaustion), sometimes during the same day :). I am happy and a little relieved that this leg of journey is over.
At some point in the future, I will share my experience in more detail in the hopes that the insights I gained along the way may prove beneficial to those who are already looking for positions and/or may start the process soon. That said, I’d still like to share with you a couple of takeaways, that in my opinion is critical for successfully navigating the faculty interview process.
First and probably the most important is to shift your mindset to believe that you can become a successful TT faculty and not only survive but thrive in that academic setting. Transitioning from trainee to a faculty is big leap and comes with additional responsibilities beyond just research. You will need to effectively communicate that vision to the search committee.
Second and equally important is to be yourself. As you go through the process of myriad screening interviews, campus visits and one-on-one meetings in your quest to land that dream job, the one constant through all of it will be you. They should celebrate you for who you are and what you bring to table relative to your intellect, personality, and research strengths.
I will be looking for graduate student(s), post-doc(s), and a research technician to join my team at UB with focus on cardiac obesity and arrhythmias. We will use a combination of cardiac electrophysiology, bioinformatics, adipose biology and bioelectronics to advance our understanding of how obesity and metabolic syndrome mediate cardiac arrhythmias. Moreover, we will also develop new diagnostics and therapeutics for obesity mediated arrhythmias. If you are interested, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV and a brief statement about yourself including research interests and goals. I look forward to hearing from you.
Here’s a recruiting pitch of UB facilities and I can say with certainty that the facilities are even more impressive in person.