Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

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Position Number998703Functional TitleAssistant Professor of NeurosciencePosition TypeTenure StreamPosition EclassFC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earnUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

THE DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY has 32 full‐time faculty and is one of nine departments or programs in the School of Health and Human Sciences ( The faculty are strongly committed to curriculum and scholarly diversity, and to increasing faculty representation among colleagues from historically under-represented groups. The department has a history of excellence in teaching, scholarship, external funding, professional service, and collegiality. Advances in health and wellness, a historical strength of the Department, is one of three cross-cutting, cross-disciplinary areas of focus in the University’s Strategic Plan ( The department is located in a modern facility with extensive classroom, laboratory, and gymnasia space, and offers B.S., M.S., M.S.A.T., Ed.D, and Ph.D. degrees The University’s Gateway MRI Center is a dedicated facility for faculty and student research. The center houses a 3T magnetic resonance scanner with capabilities for a variety of functional, quantitative, and structural imaging (

Position Summary

We are seeking an energetic faculty member with expertise in neuroscience to strengthen interdisciplinary research focused on the neuroanatomy and neurophysiological processes connecting brain function with human movement. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining an active line of research, including engagement in interdisciplinary collaborations; teaching, advising, and supervising student research in areas of expertise; and engaging in collaborative departmental, university, and professional service activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have 1) an earned doctorate neuroscience or related field, and 2) evidence of a focused line of research with potential to seek external funding to support research activities.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in teaching and mentoring students in scholarly endeavors. Encompass a broad view of neuroscience with strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborations across Department sub-disciplines. Expertise in fMRI and related neuroimaging techniques is also highly desirable.

Tenure StatusTenure TrackSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a detailed letter speaking to both required and preferred qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three (3)Chronic references.

Applications should be submitted through the UNCG jobsearch system at (see “Faculty – Tenure Stream”). Questions regarding the position or application process should be sent to Dr. Sandra Shultz, ([email protected]), search committee chair.

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the SpartanTalent system.

Recruitment RangeCommensurate with experience.Org #-DepartmentKinesiology - 13003Job Open Date07/17/2019For Best Consideration Date10/01/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentPermanentTime Limited DurationNumber of Months per Year9FLSAExemptADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

"R" for Rare (0-30%),"O" for Occasional (30-60%),"F" for Frequent (60-90%),"C" for Constant (90-100%).

Physical EffortHand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - O, Holding - O, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Walking - O, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling - R, Climbing-Stairs - R, Bending - R, Squatting - R, Reaching - RWork EnvironmentNight/Dark - R, Extreme noise levels - R, Inside - F, Outside - RApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
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    Posted: 7/18/2019
    Application Due: 1/24/2020
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