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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jan 28, 2024

The Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, is hiring for a tenure-track faculty position at all levels (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor). We seek candidates who use innovative approaches to investigate the neurobiological underpinnings of social interactions and behaviors. Research programs that cross levels of investigation from molecular and cellular to circuits, systems, or behavioral neuroscience are especially welcome. This position comes with an endowed chair and an endowed research fund. In addition, the person filling this role will become the new Director of the Khodadad Center, which focuses on Excessive Pathological Selfishness (EPS) to understand the molecular, cellular, genetic, circuit, and systems level underpinnings of selfishness and empathy. Dr. Ghahreman Khodadad, for whom the center is named, endowed this center to address fundamental questions in neuroscience related to EPS, like "What brain circuits regulate empathy?" and "What molecular and cellular components are critical to a healthy balance of selfish versus altruistic behaviors?" We are interested in scientists at any career level with at least some aspects of their planned research program focused on questions central to the Khodadad Center. The Department is keenly interested in achieving inclusive excellence and encourages applications from the broadest diversity of candidates, including women and minoritized individuals.

The candidate will join a thriving Department of Neuroscience at the Tufts University School of Medicine in downtown Boston, MA, with annual extramural grant support of over $15M. In addition, the Neuroscience Department has extensive relationships with Tufts Medical Center, affording multiple translational and clinical research opportunities. Current core strengths of the TUSM Neuroscience Department include mood disorders, synaptic excitation and inhibition, neuron-glial interactions, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, neuro-inflammation, and using animal and human iPSC-derived cellular models of neurological and psychiatric disease. We offer generous start-up packages, newly renovated laboratory space, excellent shared cores for imaging and behavioral testing, mentorship by senior faculty, and a highly collaborative environment offering opportunities for both basic and translational research.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and have experience appropriate to their career level. Successful candidates will be expected to develop thriving, well-funded research programs and to participate in graduate and medical student teaching and mentoring. We highly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals committed to mentoring underrepresented groups in the sciences. Tufts University supports several pathway programs that provide opportunities for underrepresented students interested in the fields of medicine and biomedical sciences, including the Pathway to Ph.D. (P2P) program, Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) program, and the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP).

Review of applications will begin Nov 1, 2023, and continue until April 1, 2024. Please submit electronic applications, including a CV, a statement describing your current and planned research, including how your work is in line with the study of EPS, a brief statement of your commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, and names and email addresses of at least three references. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on continuously improving diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Current and prospective university employees are expected to develop skills continually and a disposition for positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

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