Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Neuroscience - (TE)

Tucson, Arizona
Salary commensurate with rank; tenure-eligible; full benefits
October 23 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Neuroscience,, at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor starting in August 2019. We seek applicants holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree whose record shows innovation, scholarship, and commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Candidates using computational, genomic, organizational, and electrophysiological approaches to explore the function of neural circuits will be given strong consideration although applicants studying fundamental aspects of neuroscience also will be considered. Research in our department focuses on the basic neuroscience of neural circuits using non-primate animal models, including insects, songbirds and rodents. The broader neuroscience community on campus has major areas of strength in aging, pain, emotion-motivated behavior, neuro-immunology, molecular & cellular neuro- and synaptic physiology, and the molecular basis of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally-funded research program and to teach students in the undergraduate Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program and in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience.

  • Establish and maintain a competitive research program attracting substantial extramural funding.
  • Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentor students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Participate in departmental, college and university service and contribute to outreach.
  • Develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Ph.D. in an appropriate area of Life Sciences and demonstrated research potential or accomplishments. Candidates should have classroom teaching experience and should have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Candidates for senior ranks must have a distinguished record of published research, demonstrate significant impact on the profession, and show success at securing funding to support a research program.

Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.