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Assistant Professors, Tenure Track

University of Louisville/KSCIRC
Louisville, Kentucky
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 12, 2024

Assistant Professors, Tenure Track

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC)

The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) at the University of Louisville School of Medicine invites applications for three tenure track faculty positions at the ASSISTANT professor level. Candidates must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Competitive start-up funds and appropriate space will be offered. There are also opportunities for obtaining an endowed chair for qualified candidates. Of particular interest will be individuals working in areas that complement or add to the Centers strength in spinal cord injury (neural repair and plasticity; molecular signaling; neuromodulation; locomotor systems and rehabilitation; autonomic systems [cardiovascular, pulmonary, urogenital; bowel]; neuropathic pain), including translational research that encompasses animal and/or human adult or pediatric research. KSCIRC offers a stimulating and collaborative environment, including shared state-of-the-art equipment and access to several strong graduate programs, including the Interdisciplinary Program in Translational Neurosciences ( and the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences (

Information about the Center including current faculty, graduate programs, and affiliated interdisciplinary research centers is available at All KSCIRC faculty have primary appointments in either a clinical or basic science department based upon their research area and interests. Applicants should upload their application letter outlining career goals and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.

KSCIRC is committed to creating equitable and inclusive campus environments that accelerate the success of the full range of our students and employees. We believe that employees who feel valued and respected will create policies, programs, practices, research agendas, and services to effectively meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the increasingly diverse student populations we admit and serve. KSCIRC encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on fostering diverse teams, and will serve to support a diverse student population. Applicants who have experience or interest in this area should highlight this in their application or cover letter.

Guided by its Cardinal Principles, the University of Louisville strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias. UofL has distinguished itself in its commitment to diversity, ranked #1 nationally for serving African American students by the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center, ranked #1 by three national groups for being LGBTQ-friendly, and 12th nationally for community engagement. To find out more about UofL's inclusion efforts, see:

Louisville/Jefferson County Metro is currently the 27th most populous city and 24th largest city by area in the nation and offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and cosmopolitan advantages. Louisville has a thriving arts and sports community, world-class health facilities, nationally recognized schools, a scenic waterfront, superb restaurants, historic homes, and a quality of life that is the envy of many larger metropolitan centers.

To be considered, please complete the online faculty application at:

You may also direct questions to: Maj-Linda Selencia

Go to Assistant Professor (Job R103203) and follow instructions for job submission. To submit materials, upload one merged PDF document that contains a CV, cover letter, research statement, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin early January 2024, and will continue until the positions are filled.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.



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