Open Rank Instructional Faculty in School of Neuroscience
Tenure-Track,Open Rank at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech (VT) recently launched a bold and innovative Neuroscience Initiative by establishing a new School of Neuroscience. With the objective to globally recruit outstanding students interested in obtaining a degree in Neuroscience it is expected that VT will become a destination university for the nation's best students interested in Neuroscience. The School of Neuroscience offers an innovativeinterdisciplinary curriculum spanning multiple disciplines and colleges. In addition to the traditional pre-health neuroscience courses on Cellular, Molecular, Developmental, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience, a newly developed curriculum includes innovative courses such as Neuroinformatics, Neuroengineering, Neurorobotics, Neuromedicine, Neurogenetics, Neurolaw, Neuroethics and Neuroeconomics, among others. Following a “hands-on minds-on” philosophy, VT expects students to engage in scholarly research anddiscovery activities as part of their training.
Virginia Tech invites applications by interested faculty candidates to join the 8 primary faculty members who joined the School ofNeuroscience in 2015/2016 (http://www.neuroscience.vt.edu). Prospective faculty members must show a sincere interest in teachingundergraduates and be prepared to develop innovative courses. Successful candidates will establish a competitive research program thatcan attract extramural funding from a wide variety of funding agencies and are expected to show a desire to include undergraduates as an integral part of their research program. With over 6,000 graduate students, VT also offers graduate programs in many Neuroscience-related disciplines, for example the translational biology, medicine and heath program (TBMH), and prospective faculty members can draw from an excellent pool of graduate students to support their research program.
VT expects to recruit up to 15 new faculty members over the next 3 years, with the majority being recruited at the tenure-track AssistantProfessor level, however, well-qualified, mid-career applicants are also encouraged to apply. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided. Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (Posting #TR0160132) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three references, a research program description, and a statementof teaching philosophy describing an integrated vision for neuroscience education.
Review of applications will begin on 11/15/2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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