Posting Summary: The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We are seeking a colleague whose research complements and expands the Department's existing strength in developmental, molecular and comparative Neuroscience (http://bio.as.virginia.edu/research). We are particularly enthusiastic about candidates whose research addresses fundamental issues in Neuroscience at the circuit, cellular and synaptic levels.
This position is part of the pan-University neuroscience cluster hire initiative. This cross-Grounds initiative builds on momentum of the UVA Brain Institute and will help enable the expanding neuroscience undergraduate major, promote collaborative activity across CLAS, SOM and SEAS, and ensure continuing prominence of neuroscience scholarship, education, and research. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across Grounds, as well as with the UVA Brain Institute to advance the University's strategic interest in neuroscience, broadly conceived.
The candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, independent, and externally funded research program, and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate instruction and training. The new faculty member will have access to several training programs, including the Biology Graduate Program, the interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program, the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, and the Neuroscience Undergraduate Major, and also become a member of the newly established UVA Brain Institute. A competitive start-up package and excellent research facilities are available.
The anticipated start date for the position is July 25, 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and relevant post-doctoral experience. To apply, please submit a candidate profile online through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and search for posting number 0621678. Attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Jianhua Cang, firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the application process and Jobs@UVA should be directed to Michelle Atwell, email@example.com.
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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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