Boston University, Department of Biology

Position ID:BU-Biology-ASTP [#25231]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Neurobiology / Neurobiology
Appl Deadline:2023/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/07/31, finished 2024/04/20, listed until 2024/01/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Boston University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Neurobiology starting in Fall 2024. We seek a colleague in the broad area of neuroethology using integrative approaches to understand the neural mechanisms of brain and behavior, with a particular interest in diverse model organisms and complex behaviors in natural environments. Candidates who uses cutting-edge tools that span functional levels from cellular and molecular analyses to circuits and behavior in ethological contexts are especially encouraged to apply. This position will synergize with research groups in Biology using both systems-scale analyses of nervous system function and cellular and molecular methods. Responsibilities will include growing a vibrant research program with extramural funding, teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, and participating in training of graduate students. The successful candidate will join a strong and collaborative interdisciplinary Neuroscience research community that includes expertise in Neurophotonics, computational approaches, and systems biology. Boston University is committed to excellence in research and teaching, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. The successful candidate will be offered newly renovated laboratory facilities as well as a competitive salary and start-up package.  

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023. Please use to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and plans, statements addressing teaching interests and diversity, and three representative reprints, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. Diversity statements should provide evidence of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and evidence of participation in the creation of inclusive environments in their department/workplace. Inquiries can be addressed to Ian Davison (, Chair, Neurobiology Search Committee. Please visit the Biology Department website for more information (

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education. Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud to be the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, and we continue that tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body.

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Boston, MA 02215