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Neurobiology- Assistant and Associate Professor, Tenure-Track Faculty

Employer
UT Health Science Center
Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Anatomy, Neuroscience
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia

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Neurobiology- Assistant and Associate Professors, Tenure-Track Faculty

The Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center seeks outstanding researchers to fill two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. We seek candidates to complement and extend departmental and campus-wide research in neural circuits of mental health, neurodegeneration/Alzheimer’s Disease, and related areas. Research incorporating state-of-the-art in vivo approaches to study neural circuits are encouraged, including optogenetics, chemogenetics, electrophysiology and imaging.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive start-up package and ample laboratory space.  Expectations include maintaining a vigorous externally funded research program, providing exemplary mentorship, and contributing to the teaching mission of the department. Successful candidates will have outstanding opportunities to develop collaborations within the department and with members of the UTHSC Neuroscience Institute.

Applications should include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), research statement detailing planned independent research program and description of previous research experience, and contact details for three references.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates at the assistant professor level are expected to demonstrate strong potential for establishing a rigorous, independent, and federally-funded research program. Appointment as an Associate Professor requires demonstrated sustained extramural grant support, and research and scholarship that are consistent with an appointment to that rank at a research-intensive university.

Departmental Preferences:

Neurobiology/Neuroscience. Research incorporating state-of-the-art in vivo approaches to study neural circuits are encouraged, including optogenetics, chemogenetics, electrophysiology and imaging.

Application Procedures:

Applications must be submitted through {taleo link}. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating their qualifications for this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research experience and future plans 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) the contact details (i.e., name, affiliation, e­mail address, and phone number) for three academic references (letters will be requested after finalists are identified).

Review of applications will begin March 18, 2024, however the search will remain open until the positions are filled. Questions about the position or application procedures may be addressed to neurobiology@uthsc.edu.

 

For benefits information, please visit https://uthsc.edu/hr/benefits/documents/2023-benefits-preview-packet.pdf.

 

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

 

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

 

 

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

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