Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Not specified
Closing date
Dec 11, 2022

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Assistant Professor

Position Number: 20050875

Vacancy ID:  FAC0004237

Department: Biology-318200

Classification/Appointment Type:  Tenured/Tenure Track

Hours Per Week:  40

Job Code ID:  Assistant Professor

Department Description:  

The Department of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new and existing knowledge in the broad discipline of Biology by maintaining a high-quality faculty who integrate cutting-edge research and student-focused teaching.

We are one of the largest academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. We have over 2,800 majors and we enroll over 5,000 undergraduate students in our classes each year. The department is composed of 50 tenure-track faculty, 10 teaching faculty, 8 research faculty, and numerous active adjunct and emeritus faculty. We currently have 50 graduate students, 40 post-docs and employs approximately 60 additional graduate and undergraduate students from across the university to assist in our teaching and research missions. Our mission is supported by an administrative and technical staff of 20, with an additional 20 staff directly supporting research.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  

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.

Position Description:  

The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a faculty position in Neurobiology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The potential start date is July 1, 2023.

We seek outstanding candidates in any field of basic neuroscience but particularly welcome applicants working in areas that intersect with departmental interests, which include cellular, behavioral, and systems neuroscience, neuroethology, and emerging integrative sub-disciplines such as neuroimmunology. The ideal candidate may work at multiple levels of biological organization and employ a combination of approaches including, but not limited to, advanced cellular or molecular imaging, electrophysiology, quantitative behavioral analysis, (opto)genetic manipulation of neural circuits, bioinformatics, and computational modeling. The department is best equipped to support research on non-mammalian systems but will consider work involving any invertebrate or vertebrate experimental platform.

Our department is committed to a vision ( in which all members of the community feel welcome, valued, and can thrive. The ideal candidate would share in this commitment.

Education Requirements:  

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Biology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline, must have a demonstrated track record of scholarly productivity, and must be capable of developing an independent, extramurally-funded research program.

Qualifications and Experience:  

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

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:  

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:

Department Contact Name and Title:  Greg Matera, Professor

Department Contact Telephone or Email:

Posting Open Date:  10/03/2022

Posting Close Date:  12/19/2022

Open Until Filled:  No

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:  

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

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