Job: Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Mississippi

The Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience. Candidates whose research spans multiple levels of analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, synaptic plasticity, neurogenomics, glial cell function, and integrative neural circuits.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program, train graduate students, and teach courses in their area of expertise including physiology and neuroscience. We have a vibrant broad-based biology department that consists of 22 tenure-track and 15 instructional faculty members, educates 900 undergraduate biology majors and 45 graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.), and serves as the home of the interdisciplinary neuroscience minor. We are seeking candidates who complement and extend our strengths in neuroscience and behavior, symbiosis and species interactions, cell and molecular biology, or biodiversity and conservation biology (http://olemiss.edu/depts/biology).


The University of Mississippi is a Carnegie-Designated R1 Highest Research University located in Oxford, Mississippi, a beautiful college town well-known for its outstanding educational and cultural opportunities. The University of Mississippi has been repeatedly recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For”. In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. The successful candidate may also interact with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges as part of a Flagship Constellation.


To apply, please visit our Online Employment Service at jobs.olemiss.edu. Applications should include: (1) cover letter outlining interest and suitability for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a two page statement of research interests that includes an explicit description of how the applicant’s research plans will complement or build upon existing departmental research areas, (4) a two page statement of teaching experience and interests, including a list of potential graduate and undergraduate courses (5) reprints of up to five recent publications or submitted papers, and (6) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin November 30 and continue until the position is filled. “The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.”

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