University of Connecticut, Physiology and Neurobiology

Position ID:UConn-Physiology and Neurobiology-496095 [#21311, 496095]
Position Title: Research and Teaching Scholar (Assistant Research Professor)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Neurobiology
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/03/01, finished 2023/08/21, listed until 2023/06/30)
Position Description:    

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


The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Research Professor position beginning in August 2023. This is a two-year position, renewed annually. The successful applicant will conduct cutting-edge research under the mentorship of PNB faculty who have broad expertise in molecular, cellular, and organismal mechanisms underlying physiology or neurobiology, and their relevance to human diseases/disorders. Areas of study include but are not limited to any of the following: Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Circuit & Behavioral Neuroscience; as well as Development, Disease & Tissue Repair. 

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary cohort of CLAS Research and Teaching Scholars and will be offered training and support related to career development, teaching, and resources.

The successful candidate will also have full access to the COR2E facilities and be eligible to apply internal and external funding. In addition to performing high-quality research activities, there will be mentored teaching opportunities for those candidates who are interested in gaining teaching experience and developing their own pedagogical skills.

We especially encourage individuals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in academia to apply. The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology is strongly committed to increasing diversity in the academic pipeline.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • A Ph.D. in Physiology, Neurobiology, Genetics, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Two peer-reviewed publications in the relevant field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively in a team environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion within the academic setting.


  • A strong record of scholarly accomplishments with peer-reviewed research publications.
  • Demonstrated success with submitting proposals and obtaining funding.
  • Previous teaching experience.


This is a full-time, 11-month, non-tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The salary for this position is $65,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The position is funded for two years from the date of hire, pending annual review based on satisfactory performance. 


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


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter listing potential faculty mentors,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of research describing accomplishments and career goals (maximum of 3 pages),
  • Commitment to diversity statement including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.,
  • Three (3) letters of reference.

Applicants are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors prior to their application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology please visit the Department website at For questions regarding the search process, contact Heather Hekkala ( 

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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