City University of New York, Advanced Science Research Center

Position ID:CUNY-ASRC-FACULTY [#13878, 20636]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Neuroscience
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10031, United States [map]
Subject Area: Neuroscience / Glial Biology
Appl Deadline:2019/08/26 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/06/11, finished 2020/03/01)
Position Description:    

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


Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


The Neuroscience Initiative of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) in Manhattan, NY, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to join a vibrant and multidisciplinary research effort. We seek outstanding post-doctoral scientists with strong records of significant research accomplishments in the fields of: glial biology or multi-scale biology with a neuroscience focus. Areas of special interests include: epigenetic regulation of gene expression, neuron/glia communication, environmental effects on glial cells, glial/glial communication, glia function in learning, behavior and disease.

Candidates with expertise in bioinformatics or multi-scale biology will be expected to demonstrate evidence of success in using computational tools to answer outstanding biological questions in the field of neurobiology and psychiatry.

We encourage applications from candidates with innovative ideas, open to interdisciplinary approaches and with a demonstrated use of a wide range of experimental and computational approaches to tackle fundamental questions in neurobiology. The Assistant Professor is expected to serve a major role in shaping an outstanding research mission at the ASRC, while fulfilling the educational mission of the New York City Public University System at CUNY.

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The position will begin in Fall 2019 to Spring 2020 and will report to the Initiative Director of the Neuroscience Initiative.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Successful candidates are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) in any area of biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, plus three (3) years of post-doctoral research experience. A commitment to conducting high-level scientific research and adopting interdisciplinary approaches, is highly valued, as well as a collaborative spirit and passion for education.

Applicants Requirements: 1) Curriculum vitae; 2) 1-2 page cover letter summarizing research accomplishments and views on interdisciplinary research; and 3) Brief (3 page maximum) description of proposed research. 4) Contact information for at least three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization).

The City University of New York (CUNY) is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.  EO/AA Employer.

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