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Professor/Associate Professor

University of Maryland College Park
College Park, Maryland
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

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The Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), seeks applications from neuroscientists working in the area of sensory neurobiology to join us at the rank of associate professor or professor. The successful applicant will be engaged in studies of auditory, olfactory, or visual neuroscience that complement existing research programs and that capitalize on institutional research cores for high- and super-resolution light imaging, genomic and transcriptomic analyses, and functional imaging.

Neuroscientists in the Department of Biology teach and mentor undergraduate students in the Biological Sciences and Neuroscience majors and graduate students in the Biological Sciences, Biophysics, and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science programs. They enjoy collaborative research relationships with colleagues in the Departments of Psychology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Hearing and Speech Sciences, to name a few. They also comprise some of the approximately 150 members of the Brain and Behavior Institute, established in 2021 with the goal of fostering broad collaborations between neuroscientists and colleagues in other disciplines, including engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Neuroscientists in the Department also benefit from close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g. Children’s National Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health).

Application materials should be submitted through the UMD applicant portal,, and must include: a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current and future research interests and research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence, if available), and contact information for three references. Applicants should provide sample research manuscripts or journal articles in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs. Because the Department of Biology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus, materials should address how the candidate will contribute to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

For best consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1, 2023.

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