The UConn School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding neuroscientist at a rank of Associate or Full Professor to become Chair of the Department of Neuroscience. Candidates with nationally recognized accomplishments in research, sustained NIH or extramural funding, and leadership experience are encouraged to apply. Desired areas of expertise include but are not limited to cellular and molecular neuroscience, chronic and neurodegenerative diseases, brain circuitry research, and neurogenesis and regeneration. This position is ideal for an energetic individual with the leadership skills and vision required to foster the health and growth of a department that values academic excellence and collaboration. The departmental faculty excel in a variety of research areas (neuroscience.uchc.edu), lead educational programs in the graduate, medical and dental schools, and provide a stimulating environment for research trainees.
The Chair of the Department of Neuroscience reports directly to the Dean of the UConn School of Medicine, and is responsible for oversight of all research, educational, and administrative activities in the department. The Chair will work to enhance the funded research portfolio of the department by supporting the professional development and mentoring of faculty, play a major role in institutional governance, and promote departmental and institutional financial integrity.
UConn Health is located in Farmington CT, is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is in an era of unprecedented growth. The campus is a core component of the Bioscience Connecticut initiative: a bold plan to strengthen Connecticut's leadership in bioscience innovation (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu). UConn Health has partnered with the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine as part of a major initiative in genomics, with state-of-the-art and renovated research laboratories.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests, vision for the department and description of leadership style (maximum of 2 pages) with an up to date curriculum vitae in a single pdf file to the UConn Health Employment Services website (Search no. 2017-707) https://jobs.uchc.edu. Please address questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Anthony Vella c/o Shelly Lombardo (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
UConn Health is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer, who encourages Males, Females, Veterans, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities to apply.