Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Physiology and Neurobiology-2017129 [#8025, 2017129]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Molecular, Cellular, and/or Systems Physiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physiology
Appl Deadline: finished (2016/09/19, finished 2017/09/12)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor in Molecular, Cellular, and/or Systems Physiology

Position Summary

The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs invites applications from talented scientists for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We encourage applications from individuals studying fundamentally important questions in an area of Physiology at the molecular, cellular and/or systems level. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through an active research program, extramural funding, high quality publications, and national recognition.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching through development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Through their research, teaching and/or public engagement, the successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut, 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 this tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, one of two positions currently open in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology. 

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent; at least two years of post-doctoral research experience in an area of physiology including, but not limited to, metabolism, organ systems, and neuro-visceral interactions; an outstanding scholarly record including publications in leading journals; deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; strong communication skills; and the ability to promote diversity through their teaching and research programs .

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with independent research proposal development, ideally with a record of funding from national agencies; demonstrated ability to carry out independent research; an innovative, collaborative, and/or multidisciplinary research approach; active participation in major professional societies and international meetings; a record of effective teaching, such as integrating technology into instruction and online instruction; 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 and laboratory space will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Please submit the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; teaching 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.

The position will remain open until filled and, evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2017129).

For questions regarding this position, prospective applicants should email Dr. Li Wang ( or Dr. Daniel Mulkey (

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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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