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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Department of Neuroscience

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
Competitive salary and benefits for each academic rank commensurate with experience/qualifications.
Closing date
Sep 20, 2021
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The 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 (all ranks). 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 stroke or Alzheimer disease, but individuals will also be considered who are conducting translational animal model research in addiction or neural circuits/epilepsy. 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 or 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. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

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:  15 September 2021.  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.


West Virginia University is a research-intensive, land-grant institution with roughly 30,000 students nestled in scenic Morgantown, WV. Morgantown offers a “small town feel” with many outdoor recreation activities, while still being in close proximity to several large cities. Research in the Department of Neuroscience at WVU ( spans the full breadth of fundamental neuroscience, from stroke and neurodegeneration to addiction to sensory neuroscience, with an emphasis on translational applications. The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute represents a bold, new thrust for the neurosciences at WVU. Focused on unlocking the mysteries of the human brain, our doctors and researchers are solving some of our biggest problems locally and taking those solutions globally to the world.
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