Assistant/Associate Professor - Neuroscience Institute

Morgantown, West Virginia
Aug 21, 2019
Nov 19, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The New Department of Neuroscience at West Virginia University, an R1 institution, is undergoing multi-year faculty recruitment and plans to hire one or more tenure track neuroscientists (assistant or associate professor rank) this year. The campus-wide Neuroscience Signature Program, under the umbrella of the interdisciplinary Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI; is undergoing major growth.  We are seeking individuals conducting state-of-the-art neuroscience research who have demonstrated an exceptional record of research accomplishment in fundamental neuroscience and who can also excel in our education mission. We are especially interested in individuals whose research interests build on current or emerging strengths in mammalian animal models of addiction or neural circuits/epilepsy, but individuals will also be considered who are conducting translatable animal model research in stroke or Alzheimer disease. Modern research facilities and cores are available to support investigators’ pursuits.

Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree in neuroscience or a closely related field and at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience with a strong record of scholarly activity. Candidates for appointments as Assistant Professors must demonstrate a strong ability to obtain external funding. Candidates for appointment as Associate Professors should also be nationally or internationally recognized scholars with consistent, externally-funded research programs. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment. Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research (2 pages) and teaching (1 page) interests, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three (3) references to WVUHire:

Application deadline:  1 October 2019. Review of applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including underrepresented minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.