Neuroscience Open-rank Faculty Positions

Pullman, Washington
Sep 10, 2019
Nov 09, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) at Washington State University in Pullman, WA is seeking two outstanding academic scientists to fill full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. The positions are permanent, 75% state-funded, 12-month appoint­ments.

Ideal candidates are expected to develop and maintain innovative, extramurally funded research pro­grams in neuroscience that complement and enhance current faculty scholarship in food intake/energy homeo­stasis, drug addiction, sensory biology, circadian rhythms/sleep, synaptic plasticity, neurodegenerative disease, or biophysics (additional details at: Preference for one position will be a scientist with strengths in molecular/cellular approaches, and preference for the other position will be a scien­tist with strengths in circuit/systems level approaches.

Requirements: Applicants must have one of the following degrees: a PhD in neuroscience or similar biological/biomedical field, and/or an MD, DVM, or equivalent professional degree. Applicants for a position at associate/full professor rank must have an established extramurally funded indepen­dent research program, and a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/inter­national recog­nition commensurate with position rank. Applicants for a position at assistant professor rank should demon­strate potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program (peer-reviewed publi­cations and developed research agenda). Minimum of two years of research experience after doctoral degree. 

Duties: Maintain an externally funded research program capable of supporting graduate students and/or post-doctoral trainees. Classroom teaching duties will include instruction in academic programs suppor­ted by IPN (undergraduate neuroscience, graduate neuroscience, and/or professional veterinary pro­gram). Must be able to communicate effectively and work in a highly collegial and colla­borative en­viron­ment with a diverse population of colleagues and students.

Environment: Washington State University has a vibrant neuroscience community and is located in a region having a high quality of life for those who enjoy the outdoors, the arts, and the collegiality of diverse neighbors. Generous start-up packages will be provided. Labora­tory space is available in a modern research building designed for neuroscience research containing numerous shared resources.

Salary and rank: Dependent upon qualifications.

Timeline: Screening of applications will begin November 4, 2019. The application must include the following: a cover letter which states desired rank for consideration, curriculum vita, description of teaching exper­ience and philosophy (1 page), summary of research interests and goals (up to 3 pages), and names and contact informa­tion (including email addresses) for three references. 

Submit applications online at:  Select specific position you are applying for under Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience. Positions are Molecular/Cellular Neuro­science or Circuit/Systems Neuroscience.  If applying for both, complete both applications.  Direct questions to .  WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (