Lexington, Kentucky (US)
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
September 10 2019
Requisition FE02082
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Neuroscience in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.  Applicants who study the mechanisms of central nervous system function and plasticity are encouraged to apply. The research interests of newly appointed faculty will complement those of existing collaborative teams within the Department and across the College studying neurotrauma, epilepsy, stroke, aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and motivated behaviors.  New faculty will also contribute to graduate training and to the neuroscience or anatomical science teaching missions of the department.  Qualified candidates should have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have at least three years of postdoctoral experience in neuroscience or a related field, with a strong record of scholarly activity and clear potential to secure extramural funding for their research program. Candidates applying for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor should also be nationally or internationally recognized scholars with consistent externally funded research programs.  

To apply, please submit materials here: Application materials should include:  1) a cover letter addressed to Bret N. Smith, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a two to three page description of research plans; 4) a statement of teaching interests; 5) two recent key publications; and 6) names/contact information for at least three references.

Questions regarding the position may be emailed to Ms. Avalon Sandoval ( The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications the first week of October; the search will remain open until the position is filled.  If offered this position, the candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.