University of Connecticut, Physiology and Neurobiology

Position ID:UConn-Physiology and Neurobiology-2019141 [#12462]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Molecular and Cellular Physiology and/or Neurobiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physiology / Cellular Physiology
Neurobiology / Neurobiology
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/10/18, finished 2019/03/19, listed until 2019/04/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs invites applications from talented scientists for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We encourage applications from individuals studying fundamentally important questions in any area of physiology and/or neurobiology at the molecular and cellular level. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through an active research program, extramural funding, high quality publications, and national recognition.  The successful candidate will receive a competitive start-up package to build a research program in a research-intensive and collegial environment, and will participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods; and meet the needs of diverse learning styles.


The University of Connecticut is in the midst of a period of growth supported by both private and public investments including Next Generation Connecticut and Bioscience Connecticut. World class research support facilities and instrumentation are available through the Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR2E).




Ph.D. or equivalent; at least two years of post-doctoral research experience in an area of physiology or neurobiology; an outstanding scholarly record including publications in leading journals; commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; strong communication skills; and the ability to promote diversity through their teaching and research programs.




Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research; experience with independent research proposal development; a record of funding from national agencies; active participation in major professional societies and participation in international meetings; and a record of teaching and mentoring.




This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23rd, 2019.  The successful candidate’s academic appointment and laboratory space will be at the Storrs campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.                  


Select “Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application.  Please submit the followin: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in the department; 2) a research statement describing your scientific contributions and future research program; 3) a full curriculum vitae; 4) PDFs of your two most significant publications; 5) teaching statement including a description of previous teaching and mentoring experience and teaching philosophy; 6) a commitment to diversity statement describing ideas to broaden participation in STEM; and 7) contact information for five professional references.  Review of applications will commence November 10th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled (Search #2019141).

 Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2019141).

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Taylor Renaud ( For information regarding the position or department, contact Joe LoTurco (, Department Head and Professor, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Department of Physiology and Neurobiology
Torrey Life Sciences Rm. 67
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3156
Storrs, CT 06269-3156

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