Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.
October 08 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

University of Illinois

College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Comparative Biosciences

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience 

Position Description:

The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track neuroscience position (full time, 9 months) at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in the Department of Comparative Biosciences. Outstanding scientists who conduct research in all disciplines of neuroscience at the molecular, cellular and/or circuit levels are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in investigators who apply in vivo electrophysiology and/or other methods analyzing neuronal activity in rodents (e.g., two-photon imaging) to study cognition and/or emotions. The successful applicant will have access to significant research resources at the department, college and university levels.

The vibrant neuroscience community in the university includes the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (PhD training, https://neuroscience.illinois.edu/), the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (https://www.igb.illinois.edu/) and the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (http://healthinstitute.illinois.edu/). The Beckman Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute including neuroscientists, psychologists, engineers and computer scientists, and home to the Imaging Technology Group (https://itg.beckman.illinois.edu/microscopy_suite). A 9.4T magnetic resonance imaging instrument will also become available.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO


Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., DVM, or an equivalent doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience. Candidates who would like to be considered at the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding track record of publications and funding. Candidates should have a cutting-edge research program, a strong publication record and evidence of their potential to compete successfully for extramural funds. Applicants with a cross-disciplinary research portfolio are also encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to contribute to teaching in the graduate and professional (DVM) curricula. The intended start date is August 16, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.

To Apply:

In order to receive full consideration, qualified applicants should apply online at https://go.illinois.edu/Neuroscientists_2 by November 17th 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, an up to 3-4 page research statement, updated CV and contact information for three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Questions may be directed to Dr. Aditi Das, search committee chair at aditidas@illinois.edu.

At Illinois, we have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs: http://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/.