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CHAIR, Department of Neuroscience 

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Neuroscience. 


The Department of Neuroscience has a longstanding tradition of excellence at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The department brings together research and teaching in all facets and levels of neuroscience: cellular and molecular, developmental, systems approaches, and translational work.


A key and distinguishing feature of the Department of Neuroscience is its institutional setting within a top-tier research institution and the nation’s first School of Medicine and Public Health. The department’s  work covers many areas of neuroscience, including the study of ion channels, synaptic transmission, neural development, sensory and cognitive physiology, and neural circuits.


The department is housed in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR), a recent move that has further strengthened collaboration and innovation through shared interests, techniques, equipment, and facilities.  The proximity of this location to the Waisman Center — which is dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases — and University Hospital has unleashed additional synergistic efforts to apply the findings of basic    neuroscience research to the study and treatment of human disease.


The chair will be an innovative leader in the field of neuroscience and espouse outstanding qualities of strategic management and leadership. S/he will also oversee a commitment to diversity and inclusion.


The successful candidate will have a compelling vision for the future of neuroscience in a leading research-intensive public academic institution and medical center. The Chair will possess proven leadership and management skills as well as an outstanding academic background. The Chair will provide strategic, academic,  and administrative leadership of the highest quality to this distinguished department in its research, teaching, and service missions.


Applicants must have substantial academic accomplishments that merit a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree(s) are required.


An extended leadership profile, university and department overview, community details, and application links can be found at:

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