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Assistant Professor Biology and Neuroscience

Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts
Closing date
Oct 19, 2023

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

Job Details

The Department of Biology and the Program in Neuroscience at Brandeis University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2024-2025. We seek an individual working in the broad area of cellular/molecular neuroscience. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives involving work in any experimental organism. Candidates must demonstrate a record of original achievement and a commitment to excellence in research, training, and teaching. The research environment at Brandeis is highly collaborative both within and between departments, and we seek colleagues who will complement and extend our existing strengths. Brandeis offers the opportunity to perform world-class research in the setting of a small liberal arts university, and has a thriving Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program with internationally recognized faculty and an outstanding graduate program. The campus is located 7 miles from Boston, and is part of the vibrant research community of the greater Boston area.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan including research accomplishments and teaching statement. In addition to these materials, the applicant should have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. Applicants should address at least one of these areas of faculty effort in their cover letter or in a separate statement indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity.

Only online applications will be accepted. Application materials should be uploaded to AcademicJobsOnline at First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1st. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search: Sacha Nelson (

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.


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