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Assistant Professor

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Nov 12, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biology, Neuroscience
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The Department of Biology, in conjunction with the Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI) at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), seeks applications from neuroscientists working in the area of sensory neurobiology to join us at the rank of assistant professor. The successful applicant will be engaged in studies of auditory, olfactory, or visual neuroscience that complement existing research programs and that capitalize on institutional research cores for high- and super-resolution light imaging, genomic and transcriptomic analyses, and whole-animal functional imaging. Preference will be given to applicants addressing questions relevant to sensory system development and / or aging.

Neuroscientists in the Department of Biology teach and mentor undergraduate students in the Biological Sciences and Neuroscience majors and graduate students in the Biological Sciences, Biophysics, and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science programs. They enjoy collaborative research relationships with colleagues in the Departments of Psychology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Hearing and Speech Sciences, to name a few. The successful candidate will also have a joint appointment in the BBI, an institute with approximately 150 members that was established in 2021 with the goal of fostering broad collaborations between neuroscientists and colleagues in other disciplines, including engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Neuroscientists also benefit from close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g. Children’s National Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health). Candidates should have a strong publication record in sensory neuroscience and show promise for, or an established record of, external funding.

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to conducting open and reproducible research. Consistent with Departmental and University values, candidates should be committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through their approaches to research, teaching, and mentoring. A PhD in Neuroscience or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Application materials should be submitted through the UMD applicant portal,, and must include: a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current and future research interests and research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence, if available), and contact information for three references. Applicants should provide sample research manuscripts or journal articles in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs. Because the Department of Biology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus, materials should address how the candidate will contribute to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

For best consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2021. Please address questions to the Department Chair, Professor Joshua Singer (

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