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Assistant Professor of Auditory Neuroscience, Tenure Track

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Dec 11, 2022

Assistant Professor of Auditory Neuroscience, Tenure Track

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Open Date: Jan 27, 2022

Deadline: Jan 27, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. Expertise is required in the specific area of systems neuroscience with a focus on identifying the neural correlates of hearing function or dysfunction with an emphasis on identifying the causal relationships between neural activity in individual neurons and/or circuits and learning or behavior. Particular areas of interest include computational neuroscience and translational approaches. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree.

Teaching responsibilities may include training of graduate students and post-doctoral investigators.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include building an independent research program in basic and/or translational studies in auditory neuroscience. Scholarship should include peer-reviewed publications and presentations of work at scientific meetings and other venues. The selected candidate will be expected to develop interactions with investigators not only in the department, but within the greater neuroscience community in the Perelman School of Medicine (e.g. the Computational Neuroscience Institute) and across the University campus. Ideally, the candidate should have the vision and ability to effectively interact with clinicians to establish and foster translational research programs within their research discipline.

The ideal candidate should have completed advanced postdoctoral training or be an early career investigator with an exceptional record of research achievement demonstrating a trajectory for success in academic medicine. Key selection criteria will be in research excellence and originality of science. There is opportunity for a secondary appointment in a basic science department for the successful candidate.

Candidates with a keen interest in building interdisciplinary programs through interactions across the basic and clinical departments within the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as other health-related schools at the University of Pennsylvania, are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery is among the leading departments in the nation, and home to basic and translational scientists who conduct world-class research in auditory systems neuroscience. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provides an intellectually vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary environment, with a wealth of cutting-edge research resources.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application materials include your CV, pdfs of representative papers (up to 3), DEI statement (up to 1 page), and names of 3-5 academic references. Please also submit a description of your research experience and your research plan. Preference will be given to applications submitted before Dec. 1, 2022.


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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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