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Assistant Professor Neuroscience

Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 8, 2023

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Assistant Professor

Department of Biology/College of Science and Mathematics




The Department of Biology at Montclair State University invites applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in Neuroscience to start Fall 2023.  Candidates should have a strong background in neuroscience, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. They should be able to support departmental programs such as the MS concentration in physiology, as well as participate in interdisciplinary efforts with other departments to establish a Neuroscience program and support the new Pre-Medical program. Preferred courses to be taught could include, but are not limited to: Neurobiology, Social Neuroscience, (neuro) Physiology, and general biology classes. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous extramurally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students.  Dedicated human labs are available and a vivarium facility is available to candidates who plan to work with small animal models.



The Department of Biology at Montclair State University is comprised of five main areas of research and teaching: Molecular Biology, Ecology, Physiology (plant and animal), Computational Biology, and Marine Biology and Coastal Science. Biology Department faculty have overlapping interests in those areas. There is an equal emphasis on expectations for quality teaching and scholarship, as measured by receipt of grants and publications. Tenured faculty in the Department work with untenured faculty to help them succeed in attaining tenure.  We are a racially, ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse department that maintains a culture that is very supportive of faculty of all orientations (racial, ethnic, sexual, gender, religious). The Department seeks to be as diverse as possible and prides itself on creating and maintaining an environment where all faculty and students feel welcome and supported.

The College of Science and Mathematics

The mission of the College of Science and Mathematics is to prepare the next generation of STEM leaders. Our success is based on a simple educational philosophy: outstanding and dedicated faculty, engaged students and a commitment to academic and research excellence. State-of-the-art facilities and technology support distinctive BS, MS, and PhD programs across seven departments. Discovery-based courses and experiential learning opportunities result in an optimal environment to provide our diverse student body with a transformative education. The College is committed to the ongoing formation of academic/industry collaborations and partnerships to provide long-term economic benefits to New Jersey and beyond. We are home to several institutes, centers, and laboratories including the Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center, the Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Laboratory, the New Jersey Center for Water Science and Technology, the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies, and the Sokol Institute for Pharmaceutical Life Sciences.

Montclair State University is nationally recognized R2 research doctoral institution that empowers students, faculty, and researchers to rise above their own expectations. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 10 colleges and schools that serve 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State welcomes a diverse population of students, many of whom are first generation, and delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive and sophisticated academic environment.




Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement


Montclair State University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community that is representative of the State of New Jersey through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Montclair State University's commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to thrive as a global citizen.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we are working to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the varied voices of our students, faculty, and staff. The University encourages candidates to apply who will contribute to the cultural tapestry of MSU and who value teaching a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation students.








A Ph.D. in Biology or a relevant field with an emphasis on neurobiology is required. A willingness to provide service to the Department, University and larger professional community is expected.




SALARY RANGE                Commensurate with experience    

STARTING DATE               September 1, 2023



·       Cover letter, curriculum vitae,  research and teaching statements and a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Representative publications should be included, which can be uploaded during the application process.




·       3 letters of recommendation, which can be sent to:



APPLY BY:   The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.








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