Assistant Professor

Columbia, SC
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
October 20 2018
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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with a research program in neurobiology.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program focusing on cell-cell communication in neural development and/or disease.  We are especially interested in applicants studying interactions between neurons or between neurons and other cell types, in any experimental or model system.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or an M.D., and will have completed post-doctoral training in a relevant area of neuroscience or biomedical sciences.  He or she will interact with research groups in Biological Sciences, including the Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics that includes neuroscientists focusing on mechanisms of neural development and neural repair.  Additionally, the University has a highly interactive neuroscience research community that encourages and precipitates collaborations.  The candidate will be responsible for teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in courses appropriate to his/her expertise.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 16, 2018.  All applicants must fill out an online application at the USC employment website at:  Qualified candidates should include with their application a curriculum vita, research statement (3 pages) and teaching philosophy (1 page).  The names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references should also be provided.  Additional information on the position and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Fabienne Poulain (

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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