Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

ID: 7085495
Posted: September 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Department: WCAS Neurobiology

The Department of Neurobiology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, seeks to recruit a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of September 2022. This is a full-time position with an initial renewable appointment for 3 years. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research addresses fundamental issues in neuroscience on large scales, including but not limited to imaging, electrophysiology, modeling, molecular, genetic, or behavioral techniques. The candidate should demonstrate significant potential for innovation, scholarship, and commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. degree and demonstrating an outstanding record of scientific achievement will be considered. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a high-profile research program attracting substantial extramural funding.

Northwestern University offers a rich and vibrant intellectual environment and state-of-the art support facilities. The appointee will join a broad, interactive community including colleagues in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program consisting of over 130 faculty drawn from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of Communication, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Manne Children's Research Institute, and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, with interactions fostered by numerous institutes and centers at Northwestern. These include the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics, the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging, the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, the Photo-Sciences Research Center, the Center for Genetic Medicine, the Institute for Complex Systems, the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, the Center for Reproductive Science, the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology, and the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, contact information for three reference letter writers, a description of research plans (3 pages), a teaching statement (1 page), a plan for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page), and three published papers or preprints (all in PDF format). Applications must be submitted electronically through the application link. Please see our website at Inquiries can be directed to In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2021.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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