As part of a continuing campaign to enhance the Department of Biology (http://bio.as.uky.edu/) and life sciences at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky), we seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology to begin Fall 2018. The Department of Biology has strengths in evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, development and regeneration, and biological clocks, using diverse model systems (Drosophila, lampreys, zebrafish, birds, and a variety of mammals). Candidates whose research interests are compatible with strengths within the Department and the University-wide Neuroscience community (http://www.uky.edu/bgsfn/) will receive special attention. We are interested in programs that integrate empirical approaches with theoretical, statistical, or computational approaches. We also encourage applications from candidates with primarily computational interests. The successful candidate will also contribute to expanding a new cross-college undergraduate degree-granting program in Neuroscience (https://neuroscience.as.uky.edu/ns-major).
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with postdoctoral experience (minimum of six months) and must be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support and/or some teaching experience is encouraged. Responsibilities for the successful candidates include (1) establishment of an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies; (2) contribution to the teaching mission of the undergraduate program; (3) teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and (4) service for the department, university, and profession.
Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/159544. Applications must include the following: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements describing the applicant's accomplishments and research plan (upload under Specific Request 1), and 4) description of teaching philosophy and experience (upload under Specific Request 2). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
Questions about the Department and/or these searches should be addressed to Dr. Ann Morris, Interim Chair, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, 101D Thomas Hunt Morgan Building, Lexington, KY 40506; email: firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone: 1 (859) 257-8823.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and start-up commensurate with qualifications + benefits
About University of Kentucky, Department of Biology
The Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky is an integral academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the department is to advance the understanding and appreciation of biology through basic research and education within the Commonwealth and globally. The department seeks to fulfill this mission through comprehensive teaching and training at the undergraduate... and graduate levels, original research advancing knowledge in life science, service to communities within and outside the Commonwealth, and outreach to fulfill societal needs with respect to the life sciences.