Tulane University, one of the nation’s leading research institutions, seeks a preeminent scientist to serve as the Presidential Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and as a distinguished member of the Tulane Brain Institute. As part of a university-wide, billion-dollar campaign, the Brain Institute was founded to advance neuroscience research excellence at Tulane to new levels of national prominence. Now in its third year, the Institute serves as a nucleus for the neuroscience enterprise at Tulane – catalyzing innovation, learning, and public influence in the brain sciences.
Tulane University is undertaking this search at an exciting moment. The University is engaged in the most ambitious fundraising endeavor in its history, and the institutional commitment to neuroscience research is a major priority. The Brain Institute is undergoing rapid growth, and the Presidential Chair will be the centerpiece of this expansion and development. Together with the faculty members in the Brain Institute, the Presidential Chair will help shape the strategy that will lead Tulane towards scientific discovery, collaboration, and growth.
The successful candidate for this prestigious position will be an innovative and visionary scientist whose research discoveries have significantly advanced the field of neuroscience. They will be an exceptional scientist with the stature, intellectual leadership, and collaborative skills to develop and expand research at the Brain Institute. At Tulane, they will spearhead interdisciplinary teams, initiate and lead cutting-edge, multi-lab projects, and pursue multi-PI and/or center grants. Formal Directorship of the Brain Institute can be integrated into this role. As Director, the endowed chair would lead infrastructure investment, recruit leaders in neuroscience and represent the Brain Institute in campaign efforts. In addition to a distinguished publication and funding record in basic neuroscience, the endowed chair will have a successful track record of mentoring faculty and students. The candidate must hold a Ph.D., MD or MD/PhD in neuroscience or related field, and must qualify for the rank of full professor at Tulane University.
Tulane University has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting this important search. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a letter of interest describing the individual’s qualifications for the position and resume or CV, should be sent in confidence to: