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Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Employer
University of Maine
Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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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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School of Biology and Ecology (SBE) University of Maine, Orono, ME

Position: 9-month tenure-track academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Neurobiology in the School of Biology and Ecology, with a 50% research and 50% teaching split

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching – Initial teaching responsibilities will include an intermediate-level undergraduate course in neuroscience (BIO 307), and an upper-level undergraduate/graduate cell biology course with lab (BIO 480/580). The successful candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate majors, to guide undergraduate research and honors thesis investigations, and to recruit and to mentor graduate students.

Research – The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative, nationally competitive research program that is funded by external grants. Areas of research interest and expertise may include, but are not limited to, neuromuscular development, regeneration, aging, or disease, with an emphasis on extracellular impacts on cellular behavior. Opportunities are available for collaboration with faculty in the School of Biology and Ecology, the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, the Center on Aging, the Center for One Health and the Environment, Jackson Laboratory, and Mt. Desert Island Biological Lab. Maine is an IDEA-AREA state with NIH, an NSF-EPSCoR state, and UMaine is part of a state- wide INBRE award. We expect all faculty to provide service to the institution and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University and the discipline.

Qualifications – Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant area of biological sciences, with specific training in neurobiology. Additional postdoctoral training is highly desirable, and candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to conduct high-caliber scientific research and to publish in respected peer-reviewed journals is an essential requirement for this position.

To apply - Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., a statement of research interest (2 pages maximum), a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 pages maximum), a 1- page statement on the applicant’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Academia, and the names and contact information for three referees. All materials must be submitted in PDF format through the online application system at: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=73433&job=assistant-professor-of-neurobiology.  Review of applications will begin on February 14, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required.

Inquiries or questions about this job announcement can be forwarded to Dr. Clarissa Henry, chair of the search committee (clarissa.henry@maine.edu).

The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. Please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 N. Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 at 207-581-1226 (voice), TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), or equal.opportunity@maine.edu with questions or concerns.

 The University of Maine System is considered a federal contractor and therefore required to comply with the directives of civil authorities regarding COVID vaccinations. As of January 4, 2022, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have submitted a request for a religious or medical exemption on or prior to their start date. Further information can be found here.

 The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

 Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/

 The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

 UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 

 Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.

 

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