Neurobiology Faculty

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama (US)
October 29 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty

Department of Neurobiology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Department of Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine invites applications for tenure-track faculty. We are seeking candidates who apply innovative approaches to investigate the development, function, and malfunction of the nervous system at all levels of analysis. We also encourage computational, engineering, and non-traditional approaches to understanding the nervous system. Appointments may be at any rank.

UAB is a research-intensive university, with annual research expenditures exceeding $562 million and ranked in the top 10 among public universities for NIH funding. The Department of Neurobiology (link) is entering its 21st year as a well-funded department at UAB. Faculty are housed in custom-designed laboratories and offices in the Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building and nearby Civitan International Research Center. The department has strengths in the molecular mechanisms of neuronal function, synaptic communication and plasticity, and animal models of disease. Faculty use technical approaches spanning molecular, genetic, cellular, systems, and behavioral levels of analysis including animal and human models. The Department of Neurobiology provides competitive start-up packages, substantial salary support, modern laboratory space, excellent core facilities, and extensive opportunities for collaborative research and participation in undergraduate, graduate and medical training programs. UAB is strongly committed to neuroscience research. The department is expanding rapidly under new leadership. A broad and collegial environment for neuroscience research is facilitated by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, a network of over 200 basic, translational and clinical faculty from 23 departments.

UAB pursues the frontiers of education, research and health care and strives to be one of the most dynamic and productive universities of the 21st century. Times Higher Education has ranked UAB the No. 1 young U.S. university for the past two years, and a record 21,923 students were enrolled at UAB in Fall 2018. The School of Medicine has more than 1,200 full time faculty and approximately 1,200 medical and graduate students. UAB is the largest employer in the state of Alabama with operating revenues of $3 billion. Birmingham is a cosmopolitan city at the heart of a metropolitan area with a population of 1.1 million people. It is a progressive community with low cost of living, moderate weather, and ample outdoor activities.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a related field and a strong record of research accomplishments. Faculty members are expected to establish active independent research programs and to participate in education of professional, graduate and undergraduate students. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Early applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with early interviews possible. To ensure consideration, applications should be submitted before December 1st, 2020. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of references, and brief summary of current and proposed research activities as a single PDF file. To apply for this position, please visit: 

Contact: Dr. Summer Thyme (, 205-934-9605) or Dr. Lynn Dobrunz (, 205-934-7923), Search Committee Co-Chairs, Department of Neurobiology, UAB.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.