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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPT OF BIOLOGY: NEUROSCIENCE

Requisition # 71491

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, August 28th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Biology

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Biology at the University of Iowa, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor working at the cutting edge of neurobiology. Topics of particular interest include: 1) neuron-glia interactions; 2) neuro-immune interactions; and 3) the cell and molecular biological foundations of glia function. The Department is home to a diverse group of faculty including many neurobiologists, as well as cell and developmental biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary biologists. Our faculty are well-integrated within the larger neuroscience community on campus, which is experiencing unprecedented growth in financial support for faculty and research infrastructure. Over 100 neuroscientists across five colleges (including the nationally-ranked College Carver of Medicine) and 26 departments contribute to a collegial and collaborative research environment. The successful candidate will also be a member of the new Iowa Neuroscience Institute, an interdisciplinary framework for integrating neuroscience research and education across campus supported by a $45 million award from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.  Additionally, interdisciplinary programs such as the Aging Mind and Brain Initiative and the Center for Immunology may be of interest to the successful candidate. The Department houses its own Integrated Biology Graduate Program, and participates in federally-funded Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in Neuroscience, Genetics, Immunology, and Human Toxicology. The Department administers a new undergraduate major in Neuroscience, as well as established majors in Biology and in Biomedical Sciences.



The Department of Biology comprises two recently renovated buildings, connected by a skywalk, located in downtown Iowa City. Core facilities in the Department include the Carver Center for Genomics, offering in-house DNA sequencing and other services, and the Carver Center for Imaging, which houses a multiphoton microscope as well as other confocal and epifluorescence systems. The directly adjacent Carver College of Medicine offers a variety of facilities, including the Central Microscopy Research Facility, the Iowa Institute for Human Genetics (Genomics and Bioinformatics) and cores in Genome Editing, Proteomics, Viral Vectors, and Flow Cytometry. The Department and CLAS has a strong tradition of supporting the career development of tenure-track faculty.



Iowa City is a vibrant mid-sized city that perennially ranks in the top 10 on multiple "Best Places to Live" lists (http://www.iowacityareadevelopment.com/live/rankings.aspx). It is the first UNESCO City of Literature in the U.S. and hosts a wide variety of cultural, artistic, and sporting events year-round (to get a taste of our community, view the short video at: https://tinyurl.com/y9veuzyo.



Successful candidates must have: a Ph.D. in one of the life sciences or related areas; extensive post-doctoral experience; a strong record of research accomplishment as reflected in high-impact publications; evidence of ability to establish an extramurally-funded research program; and an interest in contributing to the Department’s teaching mission, including undergraduate and graduate coursework in topics such as neurobiology, cell and developmental biology, and physiology. Desirable qualifications include: the potential for synergistic interactions with existing faculty in the Department and across campus; the ability to introduce novel approaches or techniques; and broad recognition amongst colleagues in the candidate’s area of research.



The Department of Biology and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

Successful candidates must have: a Ph.D. in one of the life sciences or related areas in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate must have extensive post-doctoral experience; a strong record of research accomplishment as reflected in high-impact publications; evidence of ability to establish an extramurally-funded research program; and an interest in contributing to the Department’s teaching mission, including undergraduate coursework in topics such as neurobiology, cell and developmental biology, and physiology.

Desirable Qualifications:

Desirable qualifications include: the potential for synergistic interactions with existing faculty in the Department and across campus; the ability to introduce new, cutting-edge approaches or techniques; and broad recognition amongst colleagues in the candidate’s area of research.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
 Number of References:  3

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Additional Application Materials


Materials:Letter should include statement indicating how the candidate's research will synergize w/other neurobiologists in dept.
Upload Supporting Attachments: Separate statements of research objectives & teaching interests including teaching experience if any.

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.


Contact Information


Contact:Heidi Van Auken - heidi-vanauken@uiowa.edu
Clas-Biology
BIOLOGY BUILDING
129 JEFFERSON ST E
143 BB
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Department URL: https://biology.uiowa.edu/



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