Assistant/Associate Professor

August 15 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Utah ( is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of neuroscience focused on understanding neural circuit function in the behaving organism. This position is part of a new multi-disciplinary strategic cluster of hires across the School of Medicine, Bioengineering, and Psychology related to the Neural Basis of Behavior, Learning, and Memory, and is linked to a strategic initiative to further develop neuroscience at the University of Utah (

For this recruitment, we seek candidates using a multidisciplinary approach to studying brain function, including the use of advanced neurotechnologies such as optical probes, high-density electrode arrays, or molecular and genetic tools for monitoring or manipulating neural circuits in vivo. While the area of study is flexible, an ideal candidate would focus on investigating learning and memory or related processes such as sensation, neuromodulation or motor control, and spanning cellular and systems levels of analysis, including the impact of disease. The candidate may work in a variety of vertebrate model systems.

Individuals holding Ph.D. and/or M.D., or equivalent degrees, with at least two or more years of postdoctoral experience will be considered. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research and strong record or potential for securing and sustaining independent and collaborative extramural funding, commensurate with their career stage. 

The department is vibrant and growing, with eight faculty added in the past six years, and is part of a robust campus-wide neuroscience community. Areas of expertise in the department include functional neuroscience utilizing molecular and genetic approaches, including neurogenesis and synapse formation, physiology and behavior, as well as analysis of embryonic patterning and development.

The department offers excellent resources to support new faculty, including competitive salary and start-up support, newly renovated research space, active faculty mentoring, core facilities, strong interdepartmental graduate training programs, and a highly collegial research environment, with a strong and growing focus on Neuroscience research across campus. A successful applicant will be expected to sustain an innovative, independent research program, and to share our commitment to excellence in graduate and medical education.

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2017. Only electronic applications will be accepted, and should include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, and 4) contact information for three references. To apply please go to:


The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or status as a Protected Veteran. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination policy or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.