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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

Biological Sciences
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (US)
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology, Neuroscience
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Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Neuroscience beginning in August 2024. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a directly related field at the time of employment and have at least one year of postdoctoral research experience.

Within a multidisciplinary, collaborative research environment in the department and across the university, the successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, participate in the department’s Ph.D. program in biology, and contribute to the department’s excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Research that uses modern optical, electrophysiological, or genetic tools to interrogate broad populations of neurons in vivo would be an ideal complement to ongoing research in the department.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area with close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is committed to being an institution that strives to enhance diversity, inclusion and equity.

To apply, please submit:

  1. a cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. research statement
  4. teaching statement
  5. a statement of contributions to promote diversity and inclusion (guidance), and
  6. at least three letters of recommendation

Please submit application at:

In addition, applicants may submit an optional statement that outlines how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their work and professional obligations.

For additional information contact

Dr. Julie Haas
Chair, Neuroscience Search Committee


Dr. Julie Haas
Chair, Neuroscience Search Committee
Lehigh University
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Initial review of applications will begin on November 20, 2023.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at  Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty:


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