Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Physiology and Neurobiology-2017070 [#8027, 2017070]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Physiology and Neurobiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physiology
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/19, finished 2017/03/22)
Position Description:    

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

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Physiology and Neurobiology

The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology seeks applications from outstanding scientists for a tenure-track position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an independent research program addressing fundamentally important questions in any area of Physiology and Neurobiology and serve as Faculty Director of the Bioscience Electron Microscopy Laboratory (BEML; and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department. The BEML is located centrally in the Storrs main campus and adjacent to the Advanced Light Microscopy Facility. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding and high impact publications; be committed to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as mentoring of students in research; and promote diversity through leadership and innovative approaches to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physiology, Neurobiology, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Structural Biology or related area; at least 5 years of post-degree research experience using Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM, and/or CryoEM); a strong record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications in a relevant field; excellent written communication skills; and a commitment to training undergraduate and graduate students and promoting diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise using innovative ultrastructural or molecular imaging methods to study fundamental mechanisms in physiological and/or neurobiological systems that will complement the existing strengths of the department; a deep understanding of electron microscopy; excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; demonstrated organizational and leadership skills required to serve as the Faculty Director of BEML; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The successful candidate’s academic appointment, laboratory space, and teaching will be at the Storrs campus. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Select “Apply" to complete your application. Please submit the following: a cover lettercurriculum vitaeteaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); 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.); and contact information for five professional references

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2017070).

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence. Cutting-edge STEM research is further supported by the Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR2E), which oversees an exceptional collection of research support facilities. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology (

For questions regarding this position, prospective applicants should contact or, University of Connecticut, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, Unit 3156, 75 N. Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT  06269-3149.

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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.

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:
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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