Bilkent University invites applications for multiple open-rank faculty positions in the Department of Neuroscience. The department plans to expand research activities in certain focus areas and accordingly seeks applications from promising or established scholars who have worked in the following or related fields:
- Cellular/molecular/developmental neuroscience with a strong emphasis on research involving animal models.
- Systems/cognitive/computational neuroscience with a strong emphasis on research involving emerging data-driven approaches, including artificial intelligence, robotics, brain-machine interfaces, virtual reality, computational imaging, and theoretical modeling.
Candidates with a research focus in those areas whose research has a neuroimaging component are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Department’s interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience that offers Master's and PhD degrees was established in 2014. The department is affiliated with Bilkent’s Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center (ASBAM) and the National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM). Faculty affiliated with the department has the privilege to access state-of-the-art research facilities in these centers, including animal facilities, cellular/molecular laboratory infrastructure, psychophysics laboratories, eyetracking laboratories, EEG laboratories, a human-robot interaction laboratory, and two MRI scanners (3T and 1.5T).
Bilkent is located in Ankara, Turkey's metropolitan capital, with daily direct flights to Istanbul and other major European cities. Bilkent University provides faculty members and their families with free housing, access to private health insurance, International Baccalaureate schooling options for dependents, and other benefits.
Qualifications and Responsibilities
Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline and should have an excellent publication record (requirements vary with rank). A demonstrated ability or the potential to secure external research funding will be a strong advantage. Faculty members are expected to maintain productive research programs. Successful applicants will supervise PhD and Master's students and teach during the Fall and Spring semesters with no teaching requirement during summer.
The full-time appointments can begin as soon as a successful applicant is identified, although the starting date is negotiable. Salary will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit
a cover letter;
pdf copies of 3 most important publications; and
contact information for 3-5 professional references.
Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2023, and continue until the positions are filled. Applications can be submitted through the application portal https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/staffapp/NSC2023
Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or +90 312 290 3002.
Interested candidates can contact us to schedule an appointment during the SfN annual meeting, where some members of the department will be present.
For more information, please visit the following websites: