Requisition: F1800379 Open Date: 08/08/2018 Review Date: 09/10/2018 Job Category: Faculty Department: Biology College/Unit: College of Science Location: Logan Campus Posting Duration: Open Until Filled
Position Summary: The Department of Biology (www.biology.usu.edu) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position (50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service) in Neurobiology. The successful applicant will be part of the newly established Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Neuroscience (www.neuroscience.usu.edu) which is comprised of faculty with neuroscience-related interests across several colleges and departments. The University offers an attractive start-up package and internal funding opportunities.
Responsibilities: We seek an innovative scientist with research interests in the nervous system using modern cellular and molecular approaches. Preference will be given to those applicants that expand on existing strengths in the department and university. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of physiology, as well as an advanced course in the applicant's area of specialization. Implementation of innovative teaching methods and a commitment to promoting diversity in STEM is encouraged.
Dept/College Highlights: The Department of Biology has nearly 50 faculty and offers MS and PhD programs in Biology, Ecology and Neuroscience. The Biology Department guarantees graduate student support for up to six years for all matriculated students. The Department is committed to excellence in research and teaching.
Utah State University includes approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. The USU-Logan Campus is in Cache Valley, a region with 114,000 residents located in a picturesque mountain valley that straddles northern Utah and southern Idaho, about 80 miles from Salt Lake City. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at www.usu.edu.
Utah State University is committed to enhancing multicultural and gender diversity and is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples. It is an AA/EO employer and encourages application from minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required. Candidates will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program; form effective collaborations with other faculty; and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education in the Department of Biology.
Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100% Time Advertised Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits
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