Assistant Professor, Biology- Neuroscience

Vermillion, South Dakota
Commensurate with experience
February 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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We seek candidates who address questions in the regulation of physiological or behavioral outcomes through neural molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. The successful candidate’s research will complement that of existing faculty, enabling collaboration and mentoring of graduate students. Opportunities for collaboration and research support include faculty with research interests in stress biology, behavioral neuroscience, metabolomics, environmental physiology, biomechanics, and animal behavior. Opportunities for collaboration also exist with faculty associated with the USD Center for Brain and Behavior Research (CBBRe) and the interdepartmental neuroscience major. Teaching may include an Introductory course in Neuroscience or upper division courses in Cellular Neuroscience, Physiology, Behavioral Neuroscience, or other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field is required. Post-doctoral experience preferred.

Review of applications will begin March 10th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at and must provide a cover letter that describes background with respect to the qualifications listed above, a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Kaius Helenurm, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology (

The University of South Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Diversity and Inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.