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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia (UofSC) invites applications for a 9-month, full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a research program in molecular and cellular neurobiology to begin on August 16, 2023 or January 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program relevant to neural development and/or disease. We are especially interested in applicants with interests in axon biology/pathology or signaling to/from axons in nervous system development, disease, or response to injury. This position will join the SmartState Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics, which is comprised of neurobiologists focusing on mechanisms underlying axon development and neural repair. UofSC has a highly interactive neuroscience research community that encourages and precipitates collaborations. The developmental neurobiology community is further strengthened by the interdisciplinary Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Center.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or related discipline or M.D. and at least three years of postdoctoral research experience in a relevant area of neuroscience or biomedical sciences by the start date of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses relevant to his/her area of expertise, as well as mentoring research training for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows.


Our department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strives to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We strongly encourage minorities, individuals with disabilities, and other members of underrepresented groups in science to apply. Review of applications will begin by November 1, 2022. All applicants must fill out an online application at the UofSC employment website at: Qualified candidates should include with their application a curriculum vita, research statement (3 pages) and teaching philosophy (1 page). The names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references should also be provided. Additional information on the position and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Fabienne Poulain, Search Committee Chair, at (put “Neurobiology Search” as subject title).



The Department of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 1,700 undergraduate students, 65 graduate students, and 35 tenure-faculty members representing a broad range of research areas, including Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, Plant Science, Ecology and Evolution, and Marine Biology. The Department has ready access to excellent core technical support facilities and is complemented by strong research programs in other science departments, the UofSC School of Medicine, the Arnold School of Public Health, and the South Carolina School of Pharmacy.


The UofSC system is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (UofSC Aiken, UofSC Beaufort and UofSC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (UofSC Lancaster, UofSC Salkehatchie, UofSC Sumter, UofSC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the UofSC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.


Columbia, SC enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and outdoor recreation including Congaree National Park and 50,000-acre Lake Murray.



The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions

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