Posting Summary: The University of Virginia's School of Medicine has designated the Department of Neuroscience, home of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), as a major strategic focus and is initiating the coordinated hiring of faculty across the University in this area. The department seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrating outstanding scientific achievement will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates whose research aligns with the Department's strategic interest in basic neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Rett syndrome, Fragile X, and others. Special consideration will be given to those candidates incorporating systems-based approaches to study these complex neurodevelopmental disorders.
The University of Virginia provides a dynamic intellectual environment with opportunities for cutting-edge research collaborations as well as access to state-of-the-art research facilities. Outstanding contributions to these research endeavors come from PhD, MD/PhD (MSTP), and undergraduate training programs in the neurosciences and engineering.
This position is part of the pan-University neuroscience 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 College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science, 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.
Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. A strong sense of community exists in the region along with excellent educational systems for adults and children. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, theatrical, musical, and historical festivals.
To apply visit jobs.virginia.edu and search for Posting 0621858, complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, teaching portfolio (submit to Other 1), and list of three references.
The position will remain open until filled. For questions about the position, please contact Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, at email@example.com. For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Stafford, department administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.