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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Competitive salary and state benefits package with medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
Closing date
Dec 11, 2023

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

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a research program in molecular and cellular neurobiology. This position will begin on August 16, 2024 or January 1, 2025. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program relevant to neural development and/or disease. This position will join the SmartState Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics, which includes neurobiologists focusing on axon signaling and function in brain development, disease, and response to injury. USC has a highly interactive neuroscience research community that encourages and precipitates collaborations. The developmental neurobiology community is further strengthened by the interdisciplinary Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Center.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or related discipline (or M.D.) and at least three years of postdoctoral research experience in a relevant area of neuroscience or biomedical sciences by the start date of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses relevant to their area of expertise, as well as mentoring the research training of undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.


The USC Department of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit consisting of 35 tenured/tenure-track faculty members representing a broad range of research areas, including Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, Plant Science, Ecology and Evolution, and Marine Sciences. It includes approximately 1,700 undergraduate students and over 70 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The department has ready access to excellent core technical support facilities and is complemented by strong research programs in other science departments, the USC School of Medicine, the Arnold School of Public Health, and the South Carolina School of Pharmacy. Our department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strives to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We strongly encourage minorities, individuals with disabilities, and other members of underrepresented groups in science to apply.


Review of applications will begin by November 20, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. All applicants must complete an online application on the USC employment website at: Qualified candidates should include a curriculum vita, research statement (3 pages), and teaching philosophy (1 page) with their application. The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references should also be provided. Additional information on the position and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Kristy Welshhans (, Search Committee Chair (put “Neurobiology Search” as the subject title).


The USC system is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort, and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College (which consists of four two-year campuses: USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health, and research needs. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.


Columbia, SC enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers, and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and outdoor recreation, including Congaree National Park and 50,000-acre Lake Murray.



The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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