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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois (US)
A competitive salary, start-up package and benefits
Closing date
Nov 14, 2022

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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Pharmacology at SIU

Tenure track faculty position – Neuroscience

The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU SOM), Springfield, IL, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to join a supportive and interactive research environment as an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor within the Department of Pharmacology ( We seek a candidate capable of establishing an innovative discovery and/or translational research program in neuroscience/neuropharmacology. The department is particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on molecular, cellular, or circuit function in the area of sensorimotor neurobiology and systems, especially within the auditory or vestibular systems to complement existing extramurally funded research in this area.


The Department of Pharmacology currently has 10 full time faculty members and is part of a dynamic and collaborative research community at SIU SOM, together with the Departments of Neurology and Medical Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology. Strengths within the department and SIU SOM include auditory function, perception, and plasticity, neurobiology, aging, circadian biology, Alzheimer’s disease, neurodevelopmental disorders, epilepsy, cardiac physiology, cancer, and pain.


We seek an energetic scientist demonstrating strong commitments to research and teaching, collaborative potential, and an ability to bring novel expertise to the department.  Appointments are State-supported with a competitive salary, start up package and modern laboratory facilities. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program and will contribute to both medical and graduate student education.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  Appointment at Associate Professor will require evidence of current and sustained extramural research funding.  Eligible candidates must possess PhD and/or MD degrees, and 3+ years of postdoctoral research training with a strong publication record. 


For full consideration:  Interested persons must apply to this position and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae including a history of external funding if applicable, description of research plans, statement of teaching interests and experience, valid credentials for the position, and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references online at


Questions can be directed to:

Neuropharmacology Search Committee

c/o:  Email:

P.O. Box 19629

Springfield, IL  62794-9629



Confidential review of applications will begin immediately, applications will be accepted until position is filled.  The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A background investigation is required.


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