Two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions in Neuroscience

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Skills
November 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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University of Illinois

College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Comparative Biosciences

Two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions in Neuroscience

The Department of Comparative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two faculty positions in neuroscience at either the rank of tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor.  Outstanding scientists who conduct research in all disciplines of neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, circuit and systems levels are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in investigators who apply in vivo electrophysiology and/or related methods analyzing neuronal activity in behaving animals to study for example cognition and/or emotions in rodent models.  We are also interested in candidates using cutting-edge approaches such as bioinformatics, epigenetics, genomics, proteomics, or computational approaches to address basic questions of brain function, brain plasticity, aging or mechanisms underlying neurological or psychiatric disorders.  Research excellence, originality of science and future impact on the field will be key selection criteria. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research would strengthen existing departmental and college research programs in neuroscience, toxicology, pharmacology, cancer molecular therapeutics, reproductive biology, and developmental biology. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., DVM, or an equivalent doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and evidence of a creative, collegial and exceptional research track record. Candidates who would like to be considered at the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding track record of publication and funding.

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The successful candidates will participate in the professional (DVM) and graduate curricula and develop an externally funded research program that complements or enhances existing department or campus strengths in neuroscience. Full information about the department is available at: Illinois has a vibrant interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, with over 80 faculty affiliates (  The successful candidates will be encouraged to seek collaborative opportunities within the department and at interdisciplinary research institutes on the campus, e.g., the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (https:///, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (, College of Engineering (, and the newly established College of Medicine (

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills

Start Date: Negotiable after close

In order to receive full consideration, qualified applicants should apply online at by January 6, 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, up to 3-page research statement, CV and contact information for three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Jing Yang, search committee chair,

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