Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Negotiable, ACADEMIC (9 months)
October 04 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology (tenure-track) position beginning August 2019.  We seek a candidate to develop an internationally recognized research program focused on neurobiology. We are eager to attract candidates who study neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, or circuitry levels. Candidates with expertise in state-of-the-art approaches are encouraged to apply.  We welcome applications from candidates using a range of experimental models, including non-mammalian, invertebrate or cell culture systems. Our goal is to hire an outstanding individual with broad research interests, promise for intellectual growth, and an ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community. Candidates who can contribute to our goal to increase diversity are encouraged to identify their strengths and experience in this area. The successful candidate will join a world-class academic institution that encourages, values, and supports interdisciplinary basic and clinical research, and attracts scholars and students from around the world.

PhD in neurobiology or related field required prior to start of appointment. Post-doctoral experience in neurobiology or related field required. Applicants must demonstrate excellence and productivity in scholarly research, as well as a commitment to teaching. Successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the Department of Integrative Biology. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required, as is mentoring the research of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research in areas of specialization leading to scholarly publications at the national and international levels. Candidate will be required to perform university and professional service as appropriate.

Interested candidates can find the position announcement at (PVL96226), click on "Apply Now" and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 sample publications (upload these as 1 document), research and teaching statements (upload as 1 doc; max 2 pages each), and full contact information for three references.  To ensure consideration, applications must be received by November 11, 2018; however, position will remain open until filled.

Additional information regarding the Department of Integrative Biology is available at Questions regarding the position can be directed to Professor Jeff Hardin at

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' research strength, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation. UW-Madison aims to fulfill its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background. Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The position is based in the Department of Integrative Biology, which has 19 regular faculty members and 56 graduate students, drawn from multiple interdepartmental graduate programs on campus. The department brings together faculty and research programs that span a wide range of interests, including behavioral neuroscience, developmental and cellular neuroscience, cell biology, developmental biology, animal behavior, ecology and evolution. It offers a stimulating research environment as well as opportunities for collaborative research in other departments. Located at the nexus of four beautiful lakes, Madison, the state capital, consistently ranks among the top American cities for its quality of life.

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