Tenure-track Assistant Professor (9 month) in Sensory Biology

University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
9 months salary+ benefits
December 28 2018
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Full Time
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor (9 month) in Sensory Biology 

The Department of Zoology and Physiology in the College of Art and Sciences at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an outstanding scientist who conducts mechanistic studies to address basic or translational questions in broadly defined sensory biology fields. Candidates with a variety of expertise including but not limited to cellular, molecular, genomic, physiological, and behavioral approaches will be considered.

This position offers outstanding research resources associated with the newly established, federally funded Wyoming Sensory Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in addition to a competitive salary and startup package. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program that complements the expertise of our current faculty. The successful candidate is expected to utilize and strengthen the many core facilities at the University of Wyoming, including the newly funded Integrated Microscopy Core Facility, Animal Vivarium, Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory, and the Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging.

The candidate is expected to teach in the core courses of the Physiology Undergraduate Degree and also offer an undergraduate/graduate elective course that will help diversify the current Physiology offerings.

Minimum qualifications:

Candidates must have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience in sensory biology, physiology, or related field, and evidence of an exceptional research record. 

Desired qualifications:

Multiple publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.  University teaching experience as the instructor of record. Evidence of ability to secure external grant funding in support of research.

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Qualified applicants should apply online via the following link:


In that application, please provide a single PDF file that includes 1) a cover letter, 2) research and teaching statement, 3) CV, 4) three representative publications, and 5) contact information for three or more references. Although applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by February 1, 2019. The University of Wyoming conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Qian-Quan Sun (neuron@uwyo.edu).