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Assistant Professor: Neuroscience


Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

As part of a multi-year initiative to enhance existing strengths and interests in Neuroscience, the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience ( at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2019. Candidates are expected to develop an active collaborative research program that utilizes innovative and transformative neurotechnologies (e.g., analysis of cell-specific and circuit-specific processes, high-throughput cell-type classification in the brain, pharmaco- or optogenetic methods, related novel technologies). Candidates with specific research interests in the neurobiological mechanisms associated with behavioral resilience and susceptibility relating to affective, motivational, and/or cognitive dimensions are highly encouraged to apply. This position is aimed at strengthening a world-class core of behavioral and molecular neuroscientists focused on understanding the functioning of the nervous system in health and disease. Successful applicants should have an outstanding record of research achievement and are expected to establish an extramurally funded research program and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate education mission of the Department. 

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder is recognized as one of the premier academic homes for the integration of psychology and neuroscience through our commitment to research, undergraduate education, and graduate training that all emphasize rigorous scientific methods, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a focus on the interplay between biology, brain, mind, and behavior.

What You Should Know

Successful applicants should have an outstanding record of research achievement, the ability to establish an extramurally funded research program, and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate education mission of the Department.

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The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biology or related scientific field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter.
  3. List of References.
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
  5. Statement of Research Philosophy.
  6. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer