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Assistant Professor of Biology

Job no: 520629
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Department of Biology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
October 21, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (sent independently). Submission of 1-3 selected reprints is encouraged.

Apply via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9494

Position Announcement
Tenure-Track Position in Neural Circuit Formation and Function

The Institute of Neuroscience (ion.uoregon.edu) and the Department of Biology at the University of Oregon announce a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position to study neural circuit function and/or formation, as part of a planned “Neurons to Minds” cluster hire. We are particularly interested in researchers using model systems such as mouse, C. elegans, Drosophila, and zebrafish. This initiative will continue with future hires in systems, cognitive and theoretical neuroscience, with the goal of expanding our strong, interdisciplinary neuroscience community.

Interested persons should apply online through AcademicJobsOnline to the University of Oregon ION SEARCH at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9494. To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by October 21, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled. Requests for more information can be sent to Dr. David McCormick, Chair, Neurons to Minds search (davidmc@uoregon.edu).

Department or Program Summary
The Department of Biology is an instructional and research department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in the Biology discipline including neuroscience, genetics, cell and developmental biology, evolution, ecology, and marine biology. The Department includes approximately 50 teaching faculty, plus emeritus faculty, graduate students and professional/administrative staff. The Department enrolls approximately 1200 Biology majors and 100 graduate students.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and an outstanding research record.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates should have the ability to work effectively within a diverse community.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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