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Tenure Track Assistant, Associate, Full

University of Iowa - Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Iowa City, Iowa
Closing date
Jan 16, 2023

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology
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The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology ( neuroscience-and-pharmacology/) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is seeking applicants for several tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level in the broad areas of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. We are looking for colleagues who will complement our existing strengths in molecular and systems neuroscience, disorders of the nervous system, central control of energy homeostasis and cardiovascular function, cell signaling, aging, and cancer biology. Neuroscience and Pharmacology faculty members direct a long-standing NIH funded training program for predoctoral students in Pharmacological Sciences and have strong collaborative interactions with colleagues throughout the Carver College of Medicine, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cardiovascular Center, Iowa Neuroscience Institute, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Both the college and university support core research facilities to aid faculty efforts in discovery and scholarship. These tenure-track positions include a 12- month salary with benefits, a highly competitive start-up package, and research space in state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, mentoring is in place to help facilitate professional success.

Candidates must have a relevant doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent), demonstrated ability in research and teaching and/or mentoring, and documented potential to direct an innovative and productive research program.  For the Assistant Professor rank, this includes a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral training and a strong record of research accomplishments. For the Associate and Full Professor rank, this additionally includes a record of teaching excellence, commitment to service, and a productive research record of broad interest to neuroscience and/or pharmacology.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core principles of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. We believe that diversity of backgrounds brings new perspectives and insights, stimulates innovation, and promotes scientific discovery. We are committed to providing opportunities to individuals who share these principles.

The job application (req #74595) may be completed at All applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a 3–5 page personal statement that articulates their professional goals and provides a summary of research accomplishments with future plans. Please also provide names and contact information of three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Questions may be directed to the search committee Chair, Dr. Matthew Potthoff,

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status is a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.


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