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Neuroscience Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 15, 2023

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Neuroscience Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships  

Johns Hopkins University 

Location: Baltimore, MD, 21218 

Open Date: Mar 15, 2023 



Johns Hopkins University is accepting applications for six tenured faculty positions at the associate or full professor level to hold Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships (BDPs) in the field of neuroscience. These positions are part of the BDP Initiative’s Brain Resilience Across the Life Span research cluster and will significantly strengthen the Johns Hopkins neuroscience community. These faculty will hold endowed BDP positions with appointments in two or more departments and will lead interdisciplinary research that bridges fields like neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biology, psychology, neurology, and psychiatry.  

The Brain Resilience Across the Lifespan BDP cluster is dedicated to furthering our basic understanding of brain plasticity mechanisms to establish, enhance and preserve brain function over the lifespan in health and disease. Cutting-edge approaches such as cellular and circuit imaging, single-cell and spatial transcriptomics, high-density neurophysiology, genomics, and computational genetics, provide unprecedented opportunities to meet this goal. An additional six junior faculty will be hired within the Brain Resilience cluster to complement BDP research. 

Johns Hopkins University is a world-renowned institution in neuroscience-related research and education, and is a leader in the treatment of neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders. The six Bloomberg distinguished professors hired in the research cluster will be based in either the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, or the Whiting School of Engineering, within departments that include, but are not limited to, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychiatry, psychological and brain sciences, neurology, and biology. The specific departmental affiliations will be determined based on the research interests of the candidates.  

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships Cluster Initiative at Johns Hopkins University is part of an ambitious investment in interdisciplinary research to bridge academic disciplines and open novel fields of inquiry to tackle society’s most complex problems. Recruiting 100 researchers and scholars, the BDP program was established in 2013 and expanded in 2021 with gifts from Michael R. Bloomberg, JHU alumnus and 108th mayor of New York City. Many of these positions are dedicated to Cluster Initiatives to recruit scholars and innovators who will draw on each other’s unique strengths to make meaningful impact and generate solutions. 


Successful candidates will possess distinguished records of achievement in research and scholarship in neuroscience or related fields, such as neuroengineering or neurogenetics. They will be committed to cross-disciplinary collaboration and have the interest and ability to be a leader in an active community of interdisciplinary neuroscience researchers.  Candidates should demonstrate strong abilities to teach and mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students.  

We strongly encourage applications from individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Application Instructions 

Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., statement of research interests, and PDFs of three key publications. All applications will be kept confidential. 

Applications should be addressed to: 

Richard Huganir and Patricia Janak 

Departments of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences 

Johns Hopkins University 


While candidates who complete their applications by June 1, 2023, will receive immediate consideration, we will consider applications submitted after that date on a rolling basis. Questions may be directed to 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits, and activities based on demonstrated ability, performance, and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved. 



The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1980 by neuroscience pioneer Sol Snyder, was one of the first Neuroscience Departments established in the country. With 32 primary faculty, 4 adjunct faculty and 69 secondary faculty conducting research in all areas of research from molecular, cellular, to circuits, systems and behavioral neuroscience as well as neurological and psychiatric disease, our departmental approach and scope is both deep and broad reaching. One of the hallmarks of the Department of Neuroscience is the level of interaction and collaboration among laboratories in the Department and with laboratories in other departments at Johns Hopkins University. This exceptional collegial environment makes the Department of Neuroscience a unique, exciting and dynamic place to do science. Warm interpersonal interactions are a notable theme of Hopkins Neuroscience Department. Our Neuroscience Graduate Program, inaugurated in 1983, was one of the first in the country and is an international leader. The Graduate Program is centrally organized, forming a coherent and nurturing academic environment. This structure supports the goal of maximum one-on-one contact between faculty and students. Graduates of the program are among the finest in the country. Students who have trained with our faculty have occupied positions ranging from scientists at major research institutions around the world, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, department chairs, editors of major neuroscience journals and leadership positions at major biotech-pharmaceutical companies.

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