Neuroscience Program Director (Professor or Associate Professor)

Central Michigan University, Department of Biology, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (US)
Commensurate with experience
March 07 2019
ID 29878
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Biology at Central Michigan University invites applications for the DIRECTOR OF NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM position at the PROFESSOR OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR level to begin August 2019.

The Director of Neuroscience will serve as an advocate for the Neuroscience Program, develop and support faculty efforts to secure external funding, and maintain effective liaisons with the campus and community. The Director is expected to foster scholarly productivity and visibility of a diverse and active faculty. The Director will help refine and implement a shared vision for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in neuroscience. S/he will develop and teach new courses in the program, while also supporting innovative and high quality teaching throughout the program. Moreover, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a new neuroscience research institute.

The Neuroscience Program includes 16 faculty from departments and colleges across campus including the Department of Biology, the Department of Psychology, the College of Medicine, and the College of Health Professions. The Neuroscience Program includes an undergraduate major, as well as MS and PhD Programs. Additional information about the Neuroscience Program is available at

The position of director will be a tenured line within the Department of Biology, which includes 37 faculty and 11 staff and offers undergraduate and master's degree programs and interdisciplinary PhD programs: Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Earth and Ecosystem Science, and Neuroscience. The Department of Biology is in the College of Science and Engineering, which has identified neuroscience as an area of research focus. Departmental programs benefit from a variety of diverse resources including a new Biosciences building. Additional information about the department is available at

Applicants must have a PhD in a biology-related science with a proven record of externally funded research and teaching excellence. Demonstrated leadership ability, a record of successful administrative experience, and effective communication skills are also required. Applicants must meet the requirements for tenure at the rank of professor or associate professor in the Department of Biology.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a research program in cellular and molecular neurobiology, computational neuroscience and/or neurophysiology, and who can collaborate with faculty in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program. 

Review of applications will begin as soon as April 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see