Open Rank Tenure-track/Tenure Eligible Faculty Position in Neuroscience

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and the Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invite applications for an open-rank, tenure-track/tenure eligible faculty position. The successful candidate must have an exceptional record of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, a well-defined research vision, and will be expected to establish and maintain an innovative externally funded research program.  We will consider any qualified candidates working with mammalian models, humans, or human IPSCs.  Research areas of particular interest include Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegeneration, pain, glial biology and glial diseases, but outstanding work in any area of neuroscience will be considered.    

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology ( and the UNC Neuroscience Center ( provide outstanding environments for ground breaking research and career development. The University offers an array of modern Core facilities for preclinical and clinical research (

UNC Chapel Hill is ranked eighth in the US based on federal research funding and is a US News and World Report top 25 medical school. We offer a rich academic environment with extensive opportunities for collaborative research within the institution. As one of the three “points” of The Research Triangle along with Raleigh and Durham, the lovely university town of Chapel Hill continually receives accolades for being a top location to live and work for educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System is considered to be one of the best in the nation.

Minimum Educational Requirements:  Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree.

Qualification & Experience Requirements: Candidates must have a history of successful research in the neurosciences and demonstrate a high capacity to receive external, independent funding.

Candidate Instructions:  Applicants should apply online at The online application will require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief (~1,500 word) statement of ongoing and planned research, and the names and contact information for four referees. Review of applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.   

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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