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Requisition # 74595

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Neuroscience and Pharmacology



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is seeking applicants for several tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level in the broad areas of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. We are looking for colleagues who will complement our existing strengths in molecular and systems neuroscience, disorders of the nervous system, central control of energy homeostasis and cardiovascular function, cell signaling, aging, and cancer biology. Neuroscience and Pharmacology faculty members direct a long-standing NIH funded training program for predoctoral students in Pharmacological Sciences and have strong collaborative interactions with colleagues throughout the Carver College of Medicine, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cardiovascular Center, Iowa Neuroscience Institute, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Both the college and university support core research facilities to aid faculty efforts in discovery and scholarship. These tenure-track positions include a 12-month salary with benefits, a highly competitive start-up package, and research space in state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, mentoring is in place to help facilitate professional success.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core principles of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. We believe that diversity of backgrounds brings new perspectives and insights, stimulates innovation, and promotes scientific discovery. We are committed to providing opportunities to individuals who share these principles.

To learn more about the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, please visit

To apply for this position, applicants should include a cover letter, CV, a 3-5 page personal statement that articulates their professional goals and provides a summary of research accomplishments with future plans, and the names of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Anticipated start date is flexible.

Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Matthew Potthoff,

About the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is a national leader in biomedical research with $867 million in grants, gifts and contracts in FY2022. In 1855, we were the first state university to admit women and men on an equal basis, and in 1879, the first to award a law degree to a black student. The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is Iowa’s only comprehensive, tertiary-level health care center and is ranked among the top 1% of medical centers nationwide. Both are located in Iowa City, a beautiful and vibrant riverside community in southeastern Iowa offering outstanding schools and an array of cultural, music, sports and outdoor activities. Iowa City and the surrounding areas are consistently rated as a top community in the U.S. in which to live, work, play, and raise a family.


Education Requirement:

  • Candidates must have a relevant doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent).

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability in research and teaching and/or mentoring, and documented potential to direct an innovative and productive research program.

  • For the Assistant Professor rank, this includes a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral training and a strong record of research accomplishments.

  • For the Associate and Full Professor rank, this additionally includes a record of teaching excellence, commitment to service, and a productive research record of broad interest to neuroscience and/or pharmacology.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Summary of Research Accomplishments and Plans
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Matthew J Potthoff -
Cmed-Neurosci & Pharmacology
Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building
169 Newton Road
3322 PBDB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-4438
Department URL:

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