Neuroscience, Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 03, 2020
Feb 02, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Neuroscience, Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Brain Health, UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences [R0119544]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us online at:



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



The Department of Brain Health in the School of Integrated Health Sciences at UNLV is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) faculty member on a 9-month appointment in the Department of Brain Health. The successful applicant will perform leading edge research in neuroscience with particular emphasis on neurodegenerative disorders. The ideal candidate will have a research program that intersects with existing strengths in the Department of Brain Health including but not limited to biomarker discovery (genomics or proteomics), disease mechanisms, and/or development of new therapeutics and clinical trials research. The position includes mentoring, advising and supervising graduate students in the UNLV Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D. program. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to meet University criteria related to research, teaching, and service, and will be expected to adhere to UNLV Top Tier Initiatives regarding research productivity, which includes securing extramural grant support and publication in high impact peer reviewed journals. Anticipated start date will be July 2020.



This position requires a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Post-doctoral experience is required. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on January 13, 2020 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Jefferson Kinney, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.