Assistant Professor in Cell-Cell Communication

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00002PO19Advertised TitleAssistant Professor in Cell-Cell CommunicationCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS Biological SciencesAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per WeekPosition CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFacultyAdvertised Job Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with a research program in neurobiology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program focusing on cell-cell communication in neural development and/or disease. We are especially interested in applicants studying how interactions among neurons or between neurons and other cell types such as astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, Schwann cells, microglia, macrophages or endothelial cells contribute to nervous system development, disease, or response to injury in any experimental or model system. The successful candidate will interact with research groups in Biological Sciences, including the Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics that includes neuroscientists focusing on mechanisms of neural development and neural repair. Additionally, the University has a highly interactive neuroscience research community that encourages and precipitates collaborations. The candidate will be responsible for teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in courses appropriate to his/her expertise.

Required Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have a PhD. or an M.D., and will have completed post-doctoral training in a relevant area of neuroscience or biomedical sciences.

Preferred QualificationsDesired Start Date08/16/2019Job Open Date02/15/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2019.

Qualified candidates should include with their application a curriculum vita, research statement (3 pages) and teaching philosophy (1 page). The names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references should also be provided.

Additional information on the position and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Deanna Smith ([email protected]).

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    4. Teaching Statement
    5. Research Statement
    Optional Documents
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    Posted: 7/17/2020
    Application Due: 1/13/2021
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