Assistant or Associate Professor

Job description

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Neuroscience

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-16-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's School of Medicine has designated the Department of Neuroscience, home of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), as a major strategic focus and is initiating the coordinated hiring of faculty across the University in this area.
The department seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrating outstanding scientific achievement will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates whose research aligns with the Department's strategic interest in basic neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Rett syndrome, Fragile X, and others. Special consideration will be given to those candidates incorporating systems-based approaches to study these complex neurodevelopmental disorders.

The University of Virginia provides a dynamic intellectual environment with opportunities for cutting-edge research collaborations as well as access to state-of-the-art research facilities. Outstanding contributions to these research endeavors come from PhD, MD/PhD (MSTP), and undergraduate training programs in the neurosciences and engineering.

This position is part of the pan-University neuroscience initiative. This cross-Grounds initiative builds on momentum of the UVA Brain Institute and will help enable the expanding neuroscience undergraduate major, promote collaborative activity across College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science, and ensure continuing prominence of neuroscience scholarship, education, and research. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across Grounds, as well as with the UVA Brain Institute to advance the University's strategic interest in neuroscience, broadly conceived.

Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. A strong sense of community exists in the region along with excellent educational systems for adults and children. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, theatrical, musical, and historical festivals.

To apply visit and search for Posting 0621858, complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, teaching portfolio (submit to Other 1), and list of three references.

The position will remain open until filled. For questions about the position, please contact Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, at [email protected] For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Stafford, department administrator, at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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