Tenure Track Faculty Position in Neuroscience

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Neuroscience

Washington University in St. Louis - Danforth Campus: School of Arts & Sciences: Biology


Washington University in St. Louis

Open Date

Aug 21, 2023


Oct 02, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a neuroscientist for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will establish a research program focused on cutting-edge questions in developmental, cellular or systems neuroscience with particular interest in neuroethology, biologically inspired artificial intelligence, evolution, or neural computation. The successful candidate will: join a vibrant neuroscience community; contribute to advising, mentoring, and teaching; and develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program. These links provide more information about our department ( biology.wustl.edu ) graduate education ( dbbs.wustl.edu ), and WUSTL neuroscience community ( neuroscienceresearch.wustl.edu ).

Successful candidates will become a part of a dynamic Biology Department at Washington University. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program and to contribute significantly to both undergraduate and graduate curricula through teaching and mentoring students and to participate fully in Departmental, College, and University activities. Graduate education in life sciences is administered through the Washington University Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) ( http://dbbs.wustl.edu/ ). Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology or closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Significant research accomplishments, and a dedication to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. Candidates for the rank of associate professor should have an outstanding teaching, service, research, and publication record commensurate with tenure at that rank. Successful candidates will provide strengths complementary to other areas of life sciences already represented in Biology and at Washington University. Extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary research are available within the broader life science community at Washington University and other St. Louis institutions.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the search concludes. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the Biology Department and Washington University. Please provide a single pdf containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, three papers, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio ( apply.interfolio.com/130284 ).

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