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Assistant Professor of Mathematics/Biology

Job no: 524526
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Data Science, Instruction, Math
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

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

Application Deadline
November 1, 2019; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Candidates should apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14396 by submitting a cover letter (including a statement on how you will further UO’s goals of supporting, promoting and enhancing a diverse learning and working environment), 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.

UO is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants should include information about how they will further this goal in their cover letter. To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by November 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. Requests for more information can be sent to Dr. David McCormick, Director, Institute of Neuroscience (davidmc@uoregon.edu).

Position Announcement
The Institute of Neuroscience (ion.uoregon.edu) and the Departments of Biology and Mathematics, in collaboration with the Data Sciences Initiative, at the University of Oregon announce a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position to study principles of neural circuit operation through the application of computational neuroscience methods. The Institute of Neuroscience has a highly interactive community of investigators, including investigators in the new Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (accelerate.uoregon.edu), examining the development and function of neural networks and their operation in behavior using state of the art in vivo methodologies. The successful candidate will integrate with existing faculty to foster collaborative research towards understanding the operation of neural networks, from sensation, to planning, to execution.

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.

The Department of Mathematics is a diverse and growing department with strengths in Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis, Differential Geometry, Geometric Analysis, Mathematical Biology, Number Theory, Topology, and Probability/Statistics. The department has a thriving Ph.D. program with approximately 65 to 70 graduate students, 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 6 postdocs, and approximately 15 lecturers. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically under-represented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

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

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates should support, promote, and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

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 within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. 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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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 Civil Rights Compliance, 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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