Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Blacksburg, Virginia
Oct 11, 2019
Nov 10, 2019
Other Specialty
Full Time
Position Type
Academic/Teaching, Research

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Virginia Tech (VT) invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor Faculty position in the School of Neuroscience. We are seeking a candidate that will apply innovative approaches to computational, cellular, molecular, or systems neuroscience complementing the expertise of the current primary faculty members.


The School of Neuroscience offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum spanning multiple colleges throughout the university. Following a “Hands-on, Minds-on” philosophy, Virginia Tech students engage in scholarly research and discovery activities as part of their training. Prospective faculty members must show a sincere interest in teaching undergraduates, be prepared to teach innovative courses, and include undergraduates as a component of their research program.

Virginia Tech is quickly becoming a destination university for the nation's best students interested in Neuroscience. With over 6,000 graduate students, Virginia Tech also offers graduate programs in many Neuroscience-related disciplines including the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB), Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) and the Translational Biology, Medicine and Health (TBMH) programs. Prospective faculty members can draw from an excellent pool of graduate students to support their research program in these and other programs at the university.

Successful candidates will establish a competitive research program that can attract extramural funding from a wide variety of funding agencies. Competitive salary, space, and start-up packages will be provided and be commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications

All applicants must have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline with post-doctoral experience at the time of appointment. Prospective faculty members must show a sincere interest in teaching undergraduates, be prepared to teach innovative courses, and include undergraduates as a component of their research program.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong background in neuroscience-related research as evidenced by:

  1. Peer-reviewed publications and prior funding through individual, federal, or foundation support;
  2. A vision to establish an independent research program with a high likelihood to be competitive for extramural grant support;
  3. Demonstrated experience with, and commitment to, interdisciplinary research;
  4. Vision, creativity, and leadership skills;
  5. A willingness to cross disciplinary boundaries;
  6. A true desire to advise and teach a student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given to candidates with research programs that relate to the immediate programmatic needs of the School and who can quickly establish undergraduate courses that support a rigorous and diverse Neuroscience curriculum. Existing grant support, while not essential, will be considered supportive.

Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu (POSTING #511233) and should include a cover letter describing their interest in the department, curriculum vitae, at least three references, a 3-page research statement, a 1-page teaching statement describing an integrated vision for Neuroscience education, and a diversity statement. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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