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Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Commensurate with qualifications
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Nov 17, 2021

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Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a faculty position in Neuroscience at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The potential start date is July 1, 2022. 

We seek outstanding candidates in any field of basic neuroscience, including (but not limited to) systems, cellular, and behavioral neuroscience. We are especially interested in researchers utilizing experimental model organisms, such as DrosophilaC. elegans, and zebrafish, although those using other experimental organisms or studying neurological disease models are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate may employ a combination of approaches, including, but not limited to: advanced cellular or molecular imaging, electrophysiology, quantitative analysis of behavior, genetic manipulation of neural circuits or molecules, biochemistry, and computational modeling.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a rich academic environment with extensive opportunities for collaborative research within the institution. As one of the three “points” of The Research Triangle along with Raleigh and Durham, Chapel Hill continually receives accolades for being a top location to live and work due to its exceptional educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Educational Requirements
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Biology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline 

Qualifications and Experience
Applicant must have a demonstrated track record of scholarly productivity, and be capable of developing an independent, extramurally-funded research program. 

The successful candidate will also be able to fulfill the growing demand for teaching neuroscience to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Please apply online at

Special Instructions
To apply, applicants must submit:

  1. a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a Research Statement, summarizing research accomplishments and future research directions (4 pages maximum),
  4. a Teaching Statement, summarizing teaching and mentoring interests and experience (1-2 pages), and 
  5.  a Diversity Statement, describing the applicant’s past experiences, as well as past activities and planned commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (1-2 pages) uploaded as “Other Document”.

Applicants should arrange to have four confidential letters of recommendation submitted online. Applications, including all letters of recommendation, received by Dec. 10, 2021 will receive the highest priority for consideration. For questions regarding the search, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Stephen Crews, at

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.



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