Assistant Professor 9 Month Salaried, Neuroscience (4 Positions)

Tallahassee, FL
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 42390

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Department of Psychology & Department of Biological Sciences


Florida State University seeks to hire four tenure-track Assistant Professors in Neuroscience with expertise in A) Brain Dysfunction, B) Neuropharmacology, C) Neurophysiology/Optogenetics, or D) Chemical Senses. These positions are part of an ongoing commitment by the university to invest in and promote brain research/education, which has led to several recent hires and the anticipated addition of an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience.
Applicants will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, contribute to the scientific expansion of our interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience ( and develop an undergraduate course in their area of expertise.


Ph.D and expertise in the area of A) Brain Dysfunction, B) Neuropharmacology, C) Neurophysiology/Optogenetics, or D) Chemical Senses.

Other Information

The tenure home for these positions will be in the Department of Psychology (Positions A and B; or Department of Biological Sciences (Positions C and D;
Candidates will find an outstanding research infrastructure with scientific colleagues housed in adjacent buildings, relatively new laboratory space and vivaria, and a wide array of resources, including staffed molecular, histological, imaging, and scientific instrumentation core facilities (see

Contact Info

Inquiries about the position may be directed to the search committee chairs:
Dr. Rick Hyson ( - Positions A) Brain Dysfunction and B) Neuropharmacology
Dr. Tom Houpt ( - Positions C) Neurophysiology/Optogenetics and D) Chemical Senses

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

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Applications should include a single PDF containing a CV, a research statement, and a statement of teaching interests. Applicants should arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded on their behalf.

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Open until filled

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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