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Assistant Professor of Human Physiology - Neuroscience

University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Closing date
Oct 18, 2023

Assistant Professor of Human Physiology - Neuroscience

The at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2024. Candidates for the position should have a neuroscience-based research focus with relevance to human health or disease. The department welcomes all areas and specializations within neuroscience, including research using either model organisms (e.g., mice, rats, zebrafish, etc.) or humans. Women, members of underrepresented and underserved groups, and scientists at early stages in their academic career are strongly encouraged to apply. The position includes a competitive start-up package, and research-appropriate laboratory space within a collaborative research environment. Additionally, excellent benefits and a safe, friendly, and inclusive work environment make the University of Oregon an outstanding location to live and work. Candidates will contribute to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our Department has a range of research strengths in both clinical and preclinical models in areas of neuroscience, cardiovascular, respiratory and muscle physiology, cell signaling and metabolism, and biomechanics. The candidate will have a primary appointment in the department of Human Physiology, but they will also benefit from additional expertise and a collaborative research environment within the Institute of Neuroscience (ION) (which includes faculty from Biology, Psychology, and Human Physiology), the Center for Translational Neuroscience, and the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.

The Department of Human Physiology is dedicated to building a diverse community that is committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. The department has an active Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, that establishes yearly goals related to improving climate and experiences for faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to be an active participant in the department, college and university DEI missions.

Required Application Materials

Apply at Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and four statements: (1) research accomplishments and plans (2 page maximum, not including references), (2) impact statement describing the significance and importance of the work to neuroscience (500 words maximum), (3) teaching philosophy (2 page maximum), and (4) statement focusing on your experience and plans to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds (2 page maximum, see below).

In line with the department and university commitment to DEI, applicants will include a statement focusing on their knowledge, experience, and plans related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates should describe their experience with successful mentoring, teaching, or outreach aimed at reducing barriers for underrepresented groups, and specific plans for how they could contribute to our department's goal to create a diverse and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations. Please include examples of you supporting or leading activities promoting interest and retention in the sciences by individuals from underrepresented groups and/or your future plans to do so. Additionally, candidates are encouraged to share how their research agenda addresses or incorporates issues that involve or affect diverse groups. The rubric for evaluation of DEI statements can be Example DEI statements can be found and

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Dr. Adrianne Huxtable, Chair, Human Physiology Neuroscience faculty search mailto:( To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 22, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Department or Program Summary

The Department of Human Physiology is home to undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who desire strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in biomedical research, medicine, and allied health professions. The department is strongly committed to inclusive and evidence-based teaching practices.

Human Physiology is part of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, and has strong partnerships with university athletics, the, the, the, the, the, the, the, a and and is aligned with a Provost's initiative on

Minimum Requirements

• PhD in Physiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, or related field

• 2 years postdoctoral research experience

• Promising publication record

About the University

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, and continue to make important contributions in their communities, at UO, and across the land we now refer to as Oregon.

The UO Libraries has operations and repositories at various locations in Oregon, and wishes to acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya peoples of the Willamette Valley of Eugene; Chinook, Clackamas, Kalapuya, Kathlamet, Molalla, Multnomah, Tualatin, and other tribes and bands (Portland area); and the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw (Charleston area).

We express our respect for all federally recognized Tribal Nations of Oregon. This includes the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes. We also express our respect for all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university enrolls ~20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states the District of Columbia, two US territories, and 94 countries. The 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The university is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland. The UO campus has state-of-the-art Core Facilities including the Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility, the Imaging Microscopy Core, the Center for Advanced Materials Characterization (that houses high-resolution electron microscopy and microanalysis), and the Research Advanced Computing Services (with large-scale computing resources, performant storage, high-speed data transfer capabilities). The UO is also committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus (details regarding the UOs commitment can be found Lastly, the close proximity to Portland allows for clinical collaborations with Oregon Health Sciences University.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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