University of Connecticut, Physiology and Neurobiology

Position ID:UConn-Physiology and Neurobiology-2020138 [#14564, 493482]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professors in Neurobiology or Physiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Neurobiology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/05/11, updated 2019/09/11, listed until 2020/05/18)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs is seeking applicants with a strong record of research on fundamental questions in any area of neurobiology or physiology for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidates will be expected to establish an extramurally funded independent research programs and publish high quality research papers. The successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be committed to the department’s mission of graduate and undergraduate education. These positions will include competitive start-up packages and ample lab space to build programs in a research-intensive environment.  The successful candidate will 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 on campus including departmental core facilities, the Biological Electron Microscopy Labs (BEML), the Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR2E) ( and the Institute for Systems Genomics (ISG).


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


Demonstrated ability to carry out impactful, high quality research; experience in writing research grant proposals with a record of funding from national agencies; active participation in major professional societies and participation in international meetings; and a record of teaching or mentoring.


These are full-time, 9-month, tenure track positions with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020.  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 Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Interested applicants, please submit the following: 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 at least four professional references.  Review of applications will commence November 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

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 University 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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