Tenure-track Neuroscience Faculty Position

Location
Columbia, South Carolina
Salary
Competitive salary and state benefits package
Posted
May 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Tenure-Track Neuroscience Faculty Position

Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience

University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Columbia

The Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) School of Medicine in Columbia, SC invites applications from outstanding neuroscience candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  New faculty members will join a highly successful, collegial, and collaborative neuroscience-focused department at a Carnegie R1 research university that has achieved national prominence in research, education, and community engagement. At UofSC, we strive to ensure an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees. The successful candidate is expected to complement departmental research strengths in studying fundamental mechanisms underlying neurophysiological processes, behavior, or drug action. Candidates expanding UofSC’s research prominence in the neural basis and treatment of neuropsychiatric, neurological, and stress-related disorders using preclinical models are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be expected to establish an innovative, externally-funded research program, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and participate in graduate and medical education. Substantial start-up funds, laboratory facilities and access to core resources in imaging and functional genomics will be provided, as well as support through the Research Center for Transforming Health at the UofSC School of Medicine and research opportunities with the Columbia VA Health Care System. 

     Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank must have a PhD, MD or equivalent terminal degree in a biomedical science related field and at least 6 months of postdoctoral experience by the beginning date of employment, plus evidence of potential for excellence in graduate and medical education, potential for success in extramural research funding, potential for scholarly productivity, research interests that enhance departmental programs targeting neurobiological disorders, and potential for contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  For more information about the department including our research programs please visit: http://ppn.med.sc.edu/ .  Highly qualified applicants seeking appointment at the Associate Professor rank will also be considered. Such applicants must have three years of experience as an Assistant Professor, have expertise in teaching graduate and medical students, and have a substantial record of publications and extramural research funding. 

     Qualified applicants must submit electronic application files (PDF or Word) via USCJobs at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/79721.  Applications should include a cover letter summarizing qualifications, a curriculum vitae and publication list, a statement of research plans and professional goals, a statement of teaching interests, a statement addressing your commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusive excellence (DEI), and contact information for four references.  We seek candidates that will help the department and University on their mission to strive for excellence in research, teaching and service by creating a more diverse, unbiased, and welcoming culture; information on developing your diversity statement can be found at https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/medicine/education/basic_science_departments/pharmacology_physiology_and_neuroscience/join_our_team/index.php .  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position send an email message to Dr. David Mott at ppn.search@uscmed.sc.edu with “PPN Faculty Search” in the subject line. 

UofSC is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and is responsive to the needs of dual career candidates. At UofSC, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We therefore encourage applications from candidates that will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community, including women and underrepresented groups.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.