Associate Professor/Professor & Endowed Chair, Neurological Sciences

Tallahassee, Florida
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
March 20 2019
Job ID 42346
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Mina Jo Powell Endowed Chair in Neurological Sciences

Medicine Biomedical Sciences


The College of Medicine at Florida State University has embarked on a strategic plan to increase basic and translational research in human Neuroscience including Psychiatry, Neurology, and Cognition. In an effort to extend our impact in neural health, we are seeking applications for the College of Medicine’s Mina Jo Powell Chair in Neurological Sciences.  The person filling this position will have the opportunity to expand and enhance our program in translational psychiatric research, including the development and leadership of a Mood and Anxiety Disorders Center of Excellence. 

Research in the College of Medicine covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, offering a rich, diverse, and collegial environment. The College has embarked on an intensive recruiting effort designed to hire faculty that further strengthen the College’s  priority  areas in translational health including: (1) Mental Health, (2) Behavioral Health Disorders, (3) Genetics and genomics, (4) Neurobiology of psychiatric and neurological disease based on a variety of methods including neuroimaging and related techniques, and (5) neuroscience and behavioral health translational research from basic science through community dissemination.

The Department hosts a Graduate program (, and participates in an umbrella Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience ( A major university resource is the MRI facility housed at the College of Medicine (See Other resources available include structural and functional MR imaging facilities at the FSU National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (, exceptional animal imaging facilities and expertise at FSU, and a statewide, collaborative Clinical Research and Training Network (  The behavioral and neuroscience community at FSU is broad with extensive research interactions across Colleges. FSU also partners with the University of Florida on a CTSA grant that supports interdisciplinary translational research at FSU and is housed in the College of Medicine. Partnerships with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital allow for additional research opportunities in Neuroscience (Neurology, Neurosurgery) and Psychiatry.


A senior basic- or clinician-scientist (PhD or MD) at the Associate or Full Professor level with a proven track record of excellence in creative approaches to psychiatric / behavioral neuroscience, including treatment research.  Qualified individuals must have a track record of federal funding, and leading interdisciplinary groups. Must possess the leadership capabilities for developing and directing a research cluster.

The Mina Jo Powell Chair is open to an outstanding individual who incorporates or specializes in using functional magnetic resonance imaging as a core component of their research program, and will have full access to a new research-dedicated 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma in the MRI facility housed at the College of Medicine. See

The specific area of research is open to neuropsychiatric disease, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Mood or Anxiety Disorders.

Anticipated Salary Range

This is a tenure track line. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will include protected academic time, with dedicated research funding to support the successful candidate, and access to exceptional platforms in neuroscience and imaging.

How to Apply

To apply please upload with the application and also send the following in a single PDF file: a detailed curriculum vitae, an overview of current and future research plans, and a list of at least three professional references (that won’t be contacted without permission of the applicant) to:

Dr. Jeffrey N Joyce, Chair of the Search Committee,

Any questions can also be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee.

In addition, please apply online at: and search by job ID 42346.

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This position is being advertised as open until filled.