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Neurobiologist Tenure Track Position

Durham, New Hampshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 7, 2023

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Neurobiologist Tenure Track Position

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Summary of Position
The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track position Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Behavior. We seek applicants with lived experiences and/or professional service informed by worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability and who are committed to work in and foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment at UNH. The position is intended to support our research, teaching, and scholarship in our Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the graduate and undergraduate levels. While we are open to future faculty members performing research in basic and/or disease-related mechanisms in any model (specific areas including but are not limited to pain, sensory processing, perception, cognition, neurogenomics, circadian rhythms, animal behavior, etc.), we would be especially enthusiastic to consider applications from those using a model system that dovetails with our current departmental strengths (i.e., non-mammalian organisms). Although the primary appointment for this position is in the Department of Biological Sciences, the faculty member is expected to synergize with investigators located in other departments including Psychology; Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences; and Communication Sciences and Disorders. The successful candidate will teach foundational and advanced courses in neuroscience, biology, and behavior, will maintain a high-impact externally-funded research program, train graduate students, mentor undergraduates, perform significant departmental service, and contribute to UNH’s broader research enterprise.

Additional Job Information
Applicants are expected to strive to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups and demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience and to integrate multicultural approaches and perspectives into instructional methods and research tools. We are particularly interested in candidates who will develop new opportunities for exchange with other research institutions, domestic or abroad, to strengthen UNH’s national and international profile as a leader in neuroscience and behavior. The faculty member will be expected to develop a nationally known extramurally funded research program that would leverage UNH’s state-of-the art research infrastructure, including the new 132,000 ft2 Spaulding Complex, University Instrumentation Center, Research Computing Center, and Hubbard Center for Genome Studies..

Review of applications will begin 1 May 2023.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. or equivalent in psychobiology, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong publication record, demonstrated grantsmanship skills, and instructional experience commensurate with early-stage investigator that can fulfill the academic needs of the Department of Biological Sciences. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to provide vibrant, high-quality instruction to undergraduates and/or graduate students.

Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire offers unique opportunities in neuroscience through the Neuroscience and Behavior major. This major is delivered collaboratively by the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Psychology. The home department for this faculty member is Biological Sciences, which has 15 faculty, 10 staff, 600 undergraduate majors, and 55 graduate students and postdocsOur research scope spans national and international areas and includes formal relationships with agencies and universities across New England and in the Caribbean.

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

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