Assistant Professor

Gainesville, Florida (US)
A competitive salary and start-up package will be provided at a level commensurate with the candidat
October 18 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Physiological Sciences at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track, state-funded, faculty position in neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applicants for this position must hold a PhD degree and have post-doctoral research training, evidence of extramural research funding, and an excellent record of productivity.  Candidates should have a well-established research focus that includes translational neuroscience.  Applicants with transferable extramural funding will be given preference.

This is a new faculty position created under UF’s “Faculty 500” Initiative to enhance teaching and research and to continue to grow as one of the best research universities in the nation.  This recruitment is part of a growing commitment by UF to investigate and provide solutions to health challenges that involve humans, animals, and their environments in dynamic local, national, and international settings. The successful candidate will be a member of the faculty in the Department of Physiological Sciences, housed within the UF Health Science Center along with departments from other UF Colleges including Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions, and Engineering.  Current department and CVM faculty have strong, federally-funded research programs and active collaborations with investigators in other UF colleges. These neuroscience-related research programs/collaborations include neural trauma/regeneration, anatomical/physiological mapping of visceral organ circuitry (respiratory, pancreatic, colonic, urogenital, cardiovascular), hypertension, chronic pain, toxicology, and bioelectric medicine.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent and extramurally funded research program as well as participate in the mentoring and teaching of graduate and professional degree students. This position offers outstanding opportunities for research and teaching scholarship in a collegial environment with well-established programs supported by state-of-the-art facilities. The city of Gainesville has excellent recreational opportunities, a low cost of living and a pleasant climate. 

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF ( in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, applications for job number 39898 must include the applicant’s current curriculum vita, a letter of intent that includes the applicant’s summary of major accomplishments and future goals related to research and education.  Applications must also include the names and contact information of three references.  Complete applications will be considered until the position is filled, but for full consideration, should be submitted online at by December 15, 2018 and also sent electronically to Dr. Richard Johnson, Chair of Search Committee (

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.