Brandeis University, Biology Department

Position ID:Brandeis-BIOL-ASSTPROF [#14059]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Area: Neuroscience
Appl Deadline:2019/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/07/16, finished 2020/05/21, listed until 2020/01/16)
Position Description:    

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

The Biology Department at Brandeis University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2020. We seek candidates conducting innovative research in the broad area of Neuroscience, with an emphasis on approaches that bridge levels of analyses from cellular to circuits to systems. Candidates must demonstrate a record of original achievement and a commitment to excellence in research, training, and teaching. The research environment at Brandeis is highly collaborative both within and between departments, and we seek colleagues who will complement and extend our existing strengths. Brandeis offers the opportunity to perform world-class research in the setting of a small liberal arts university, and has a thriving Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program with internationally recognized faculty and an outstanding graduate program. The campus is located 7 miles from Boston, and is part of the vibrant research community of the greater Boston area. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence, and we particularly welcome applications that specifically address these concepts in the CV or cover letter, in the contexts of teaching, scholarship and/or service. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because these values are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we are seeking candidates with a variety of backgrounds, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic and just campus community.

To apply, please provide the following:

1. Cover letter

2. CV

3. Summary of research accomplishments to date, and goals for future independent research (3-4 pages maximum)

4. Up to 4 publications

5. 3 letters of reference

Please submit the above materials to AcademicJobsOnline at First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2019. Following an initial evaluation by the search committee, finalists will be invited to visit the campus to discuss their research and to meet with faculty and students/postdocs. Additional inquiries may be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Gina Turrigiano ( and Steve Van Hooser (

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Search Committee Chairs
Neuroscience Search
Department of Biology - MS 008
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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