Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions – Neurobiology – Ecology

Reno, Nevada
Commensurate with experience
November 20 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks two tenure-track assistant professors with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. For the Neurobiology position, we are seeking candidates with expertise that includes integrative approaches in neuroscience, such as genetics, plasticity, physiology, development or behavior.  The neurobiology position is a part of a strategic expansion in the neurosciences.  For the Ecology position, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research includes physiology (e.g., biophysical ecology, physiological ecology, macrophysiology, or biomechanics) and who study terrestrial vertebrates.  For both positions, very competitive startup funds are available.  In addition, for the neurobiology position there is potential support from NIH COBRE career development grants.  Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience and will be expected to establish a nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, especially PhD students, and participate in undergraduate teaching. 

The department has more than 1000 biology majors, about 400 neuroscience majors, about 60 graduate students, 29 tenure ladder faculty and 9 lecturers.  Extramural awards average ~ $4 million/yr.  Reno is located next to the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe, and has been rated one of the best small cities in the US for outdoor recreation and overall quality of life.  

Applications and materials must be submitted by 7 January 2019 to receive full consideration. Materials include resume/CV, cover letter, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references.

Assistant Professor Neurobiology

Assistant Professor Ecology

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.