[Comp-neuro] Faculty position at Univ Maryland: sensory neurobiology

Dan Butts dab at umd.edu
Thu Nov 11 22:47:07 CET 2010


The Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an Assistant Professor in sensory neurobiology.  We seek an outstanding candidate taking experimental and/or theoretical approaches to major questions in sensory neurobiology at the molecular, cellular, and/or organismal levels. Applicants must have a doctorate degree and should have developed, or demonstrate the potential to develop, an outstanding research program and a record of extramural funding. Applicants should also exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching.  Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

The Department of Biology is in the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences.  Candidates whose research activities will strengthen interactions within the College are of particular interest.  The Department of Biology itself is home to a vibrant group of researchers in the areas of biophysics, neuroscience, development, ecology, evolution, behavior, and conservation biology (http://biology.umd.edu/).  Graduate programs include both Biological Systems (http://chemlife.umd.edu/bisi) and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (http://www.nacs.umd.edu).

The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of System of Maryland and is one of the most rapidly advancing public research universities in the country. Our close proximity to Washington D.C. facilitates interactions with researchers at an extraordinary range of institutions (e.g. National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian Institution).

Applicants should apply electronically to https://jobs.umd.edu, specifying Sensory Neurobiology, Dr Catherine Carr, Search Committee Chair (position #116926). Applications should consist of a single PDF file containing (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vita,  (3) a statement of research interests and plans,  (4) a statement of teaching experience and interests.  PDFs of selected publications can be submitted as supplementary information if desired. Please arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted directly to https://jobs.umd.edu, specifying the same information as above. For best consideration, applications should be complete by Dec. 30, 2010

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from minorities and women are encouraged.

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