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Tenure Track Faculty - Neurobiology

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure Track Faculty - Neurobiology

The Department of Biology in the Eberly College of Science ( at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants working at the forefront of neuroscience for an open rank tenure ­track faculty position in Neurobiology. Expertise in cutting-edge technologies within the fields of cellular and molecular neuroscience is essential. The successful applicant is expected to develop an independent, interdisciplinary, externally funded research program leading to novel insights into function of the nervous system at the level of cells, circuits and behavior.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should have a Ph.D. in Neurobiology or related fields and postdoctoral experience, applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level should also have a leading presence within the field and a strong record of independent extramural funding. The successful applicant will integrate into a broad­based neuroscience research community that spans several departments and colleges and will contribute to the Department of Biology's teaching mission.

Penn State's University Park Campus brings together a diverse array of researchers including engineers, materials scientists, chemists and biologists, presenting excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences provide the opportunity to participate in the Institute of Neurosciences and affiliated Centers, interdisciplinary graduate programs in neuroscience and related fields, and outstanding core facilities.

This position features a competitive start-up package. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter that highlights 1) graduate/postdoctoral/faculty scientific accomplishments, 2) goals or vision for your research program at Penn State, and 3) qualifications that make you well-suited to achieve these goals, 4) an outline of potential research and teaching synergies should they be hired for the position. You will also submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a research interests statement, 3) a teaching interests statement, 4) a diversity statement that describes committed past, current and future contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the teaching, research, or professional level, and 5) contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will start September 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and actively engage all individuals to help them thrive through mentoring and community building. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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