Tenure-track Assistant Professor (9 month) in Sensory Biology

Laramie, Wyoming
Nov 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019
Position Type
Full Time


Tenure-track Assistant Professor (9 month) in Sensory Biology

The Department of Zoology and Physiology in the College of Art and Sciences at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Sensory Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an outstanding scientist who conducts mechanistic studies to address basic or translational questions in broadly defined sensory biology fields. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program that integrates molecular, cellular and system level approaches to understanding sensory systems. Research interests could range from cellular and molecular studies of sensory receptors to systems level sensory processing and studies aimed at understanding brain higher-order decision makings based on sensory cues.

This position offers outstanding research resources associated with the federally funded Wyoming Sensory Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in addition to a competitive salary and startup package. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program that complements the expertise of our current faculty. The successful candidate is expected to utilize and strengthen the many core facilities at the University of Wyoming, including the newly funded Integrated Microscopy Core Facility, Animal Vivarium, Red Buttes Environmental Laboratory, and the Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging.

The candidate is expected to teach in the core courses of the Physiology Undergraduate Degree and also offer an undergraduate/graduate elective course that will help diversify the current Physiology offerings.

Minimum qualifications:
Candidates must have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience in sensory biology, physiology, or related field, and evidence of an exceptional research record.

Desired qualifications:
Multiple publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. University teaching experience as the instructor of record. Evidence of ability to secure external grant funding in support of research.

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2237 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

Qualified applicants should apply online via the following link:

In that application, please provide a single PDF file that includes 1) a cover letter, 2) research statement, 3) CV, 4) three representative publications, and 5) contact information for three or more references. Although applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by January 15th, 2020. The University of Wyoming conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Qian-Quan Sun (neuron@uwyo.edu).