South Carolina
Posted 2 years ago

The Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) School of Medicine in Columbia, SC invites applications from outstanding neuroscience candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. New faculty members will join a highly successful, collegial, and collaborative neuroscience-focused department at a Carnegie R1 research university that has achieved national prominence in research, education, and community engagement. The successful candidate is expected to complement departmental research strengths in studying fundamental mechanisms underlying neurophysiological processes, behavior, or drug action. Candidates expanding UofSC’s research prominence in the neural basis and treatment of neuropsychiatric, neurological, and stress-related disorders using preclinical models are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be expected to establish an innovative, externally-funded research program, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and participate in graduate and medical education. Substantial start-up funds, laboratory facilities and access to core resources in imaging and functional genomics will be provided, as well as support through the Research Center for Transforming Health at the UofSC School of Medicine and research opportunities with the Columbia VA Health Care System. Candidates with research programs focused on novel molecular or cellular targets that play a key role in neurobiological disorders may be eligible for support through the NIH-funded COBRE Center in Targeted Therapeutics (www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/pharmacy/centers/…).

Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank must have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree in a biomedical science related field and at least 6 months of postdoctoral experience by the beginning date of employment, plus evidence of potential for excellence in graduate and medical education, potential for success in extramural research funding, potential for scholarly productivity, and research interests that enhance departmental programs targeting neurobiological disorders. For more information about the department including our research programs please visit: http://ppn.med.sc.edu/ . Highly qualified applicants seeking appointment at the Associate Professor rank must have three years of experience as an Assistant Professor, have expertise in teaching graduate and medical students, and a substantial record of publications and extramural research funding.

Qualified applicants must submit electronic files (PDF or Word) that include a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and publication list, a statement of research plans and professional goals, a statement of teaching interests, and contact information for four references via USCJobs at uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/66708 . Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position send an email message to Dr. David Mott at ppn.search@uscmed.sc.edu with “PPN Faculty Search” in the subject line.

UofSC is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and is responsive to the needs of dual career candidates. We encourage applications from candidates that will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community, including women and underrepresented groups. The University does not discriminate in employment practices based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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