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Bridge to Faculty Fellowship in Neuroscience

University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Columbia
Columbia, South Carolina (US)
Competitive salary and state benefits package with medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

Bridge to Faculty Fellowship

Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience

University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Columbia

The University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine in Columbia, SC invites applications for an exciting fellowship program designed to attract, support, and retain scholars from historically underrepresented groups. Successful fellows will have the opportunity to directly transition to a tenure track faculty position at USC. Scholars 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.  

Fellows in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience will have the opportunity to work in collaborative teams focused on numerous research areas, including:

  • Metabolic, cardiovascular, biochemical, behavioral, or neuroimmune impacts of stress or metabolic diseases.
  • Intersections between cognitive function, emotional learning, and sleep dysregulation with an emphasis on the role of circuit dynamics.
  • Vascular brain aging and cognitive decline.

To read more information about potential faculty mentors, the Bridge to Faculty program, the fellowship position, or the exciting research happening in our department visit:   

Application Information

Please submit application materials at USCJobs:

Applicants should have completed a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a biomedical science related field from an accredited institution by the beginning date of employment. Preferred candidates will have at least 6 months of postdoctoral experience by the beginning date of employment, plus evidence of potential for scholarly productivity, potential for success in extramural research funding, potential for excellence in graduate and medical education, research interests that enhance departmental programs targeting neurobiological disorders, and potential for contributions to enhancing our culture of inclusive excellence. The department welcomes applications from all candidates, including those from underrepresented groups and those interested in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Qualified candidates should submit the following: 1) A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in doing research at USC, potential research mentors, and a summary of relevant qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae with relevant academic history, publications, presentations, other scholarly works, and funding history, 3) Statement of research plans and professional goals, 4) Statement of teaching interests and experience, 5) Statement sharing how your experiences can help advance the University’s goal of cultivating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus including mentoring students, and 6) Names and contact information for four references.  Information can be found at:

Applicants will be required to show evidence of a completed PhD prior to hiring. If you have any questions about the application process or this position, please contact using “Bridge to Faculty Program” in the subject line.

USC HR Diversity and EEO Statements

At the University of South Carolina, 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 strive to ensure an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals from all backgrounds and we celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees. USC 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.

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