September 30, 2015

Faculty Position in Neuroscience at Utah State University

Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience
 Utah State University
Utah State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Neuroscience to begin August 2016. Candidates are sought with research interests in one or more of the following areas:  cognitive neuroscience, computational/theoretical neuroscience, or sensory neuroscience. Individuals conducting basic research as well as those conducting more applied and translational research are encouraged to apply. Approaches to research may include but are not limited to: behavioral analytical approaches, modeling, neuroimaging techniques (EEG and fNIRS), molecular/genetic approaches and/or neurophysiology.  The program is looking for someone who can add to and bridge the diverse areas of interest represented by current program faculty. Associate professor-level candidates should have a national reputation for their program of research and a record of external funding. The candidate hired will be affiliated with the USU’s new interdisciplinary PhD program in Neuroscience.  The program is housed in the Department of Psychology but will be delivered by faculty across many USU departments including:  Biology, Psychology, and Communicative Disorders. 
Utah State University is located within the beautiful mountain ranges of the Cache Valley in Northeastern Utah. The area provides a wealth of recreational possibilities, a high quality of life, and an affordable cost of living.  Utah State University has a generous benefits package.  Research start-up packages provide support for the establishment of a research program.
Responsibilities Include:
1)    Conduct research and other scholarly activities, including the pursuit of external funding.  The successful candidate is expected to maintain a strong program of research and generate external funding.
2)    Teach undergraduate and graduate classes within area of expertise and program / department need. The typical teaching load is four courses per year, but course releases are allowable with external funding.  In addition, teaching releases are granted for all newly hired faculty;
3)    Mentor graduate students on their research activities including chairing student dissertation committees;
4)    Serve on the Neuroscience program steering committee and engage in program development activities;
5)    Provide service contributions to the college, university, and department. Service activities might include sitting on relevant committees.
Minimum Qualifications:
1)    Earned doctorate degree by August 2016 in Neuroscience or a closely related field;
2)    Productivity in research and scholarly activities; for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, a sustained record of scholarly activities / peer-reviewed publications and a record of grant funding are required;
3)    Evidence of excellent teaching potential and ability to mentor students; for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor evidence of teaching / mentoring effectiveness is required;
4)    Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills;
Preferred Qualifications:
1)    For assistant-professor level candidates: post-doctoral research experience and / or experience with extramurally funded projects.
Along with online application, please include
1)    Current curriculum vita;
2)    Letter of intent that highlights fit to the minimum and preferred qualifications;
3)    A list of the names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your work;
4)    Copies of course evaluations, if available;
5)    Research Statement
6)    An electronic copy of graduate school transcripts (.pdf, .doc, or .docx format).
If you have questions about the position please contact Dr. Ron Gillam, search committee chair at
To view this job or apply please view the following site:
Review of applications will begin October 29, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 

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