Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce a call for applicants for the inaugural Wilczynski-Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Future Faculty Fellowship Program. This program recognizes the need to support high-caliber future faculty researchers with the intent to retain them for years of service to GSU students. We seek to recruit an initial cohort of up to three fellows. The program aims to develop neuroscience scholars for possible tenure-track appointments at GSU and other research universities. All applicants are welcome; applications from women; persons from racial, ethnic, LGBTQ+, disability, and other groups underrepresented in academic and professional settings; and individuals with a commitment to mentoring members of those groups are encouraged. Fellows will be supported for up to 3 years with a minimum starting salary of $65,000 plus full benefits. Fellows will function as mentored investigators pursuing research in strategically selected areas that capitalize on resident strengths in the Neuroscience Institute and leverage intellectual and infrastructural resources. Fellows will be matched with a team of co-mentors and will have opportunities for professional development (e.g., training in grant writing, lab management, pedagogy, mentoring, etc.) aimed at preparing them for future faculty roles. In addition to access to the mentors’ laboratories, Fellows will be provided with independent laboratory space and annual seed funds of $30,000 to support independent research. There will be opportunities to mentor undergraduate students and co-mentor graduate student(s) in their research program.
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline, a demonstrated capacity to publish high-impact peer-reviewed research, a demonstrated record of pursuing or high potential to acquire external research funding, and a demonstrated research agenda that aligns with or complements areas of strength in the Neuroscience Institute and/or Brains & Behavior faculty/departments. Preferred qualifications include two years of prior postdoctoral experience and demonstrated interest and aptitude for collaborating across fields and disciplines. Strong preference will be given to those who have a commitment to diversity among faculty and an inclination to promote inclusion and expanded diversity within the College of Arts & Sciences, Neuroscience Institute, or the community of departments supported by the Brains and Behavior faculty. Georgia State, the largest university in Georgia, is an enterprising R-1 university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta that enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. Appointment will be made at the Postdoctoral or the Research Assistant Professor level, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit their (1) CV, (2) a research statement that articulates their commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, (3) a statement of how the applicant meets the goals of the program and complements research foci at Georgia State, and (4) contact information (name, email, and phone number) for three potential references to be contacted by the search committee.
Evaluation of completed applications will begin September 15, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled with a negotiable start date. Applicant materials and/or questions about the program should be directed to WilczynskiGRAFellows@gsu.edu. GSU is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.