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Behavioral Neuroscience Position

The Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Behavioral Neuroscience. Candidates integrating multiple approaches and levels of analysis that address behavioral mechanisms in either vertebrate or invertebrate systems are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program, train graduate students, and teach courses in physiology and neuroscience and their area of expertise. We have a vibrant broad-based biology department that consists of 21 tenure-track and 15 instructional faculty members, educates over 1000 undergraduate biology majors and 45 graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.), and serves as the home of the interdisciplinary neuroscience minor. We seek candidates who will complement and extend our strengths in neuroscience and behavior, symbiosis and species interactions, cell and molecular biology, or biodiversity and conservation biology. The Biology Department recognizes the importance of building a diverse faculty and thus welcomes applicants from groups underrepresented in science.

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 the Brain Wellness Constellation, which is designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems in neuroscience. The successful candidate may also interact with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges in Big Data, Community Wellbeing, and Disaster Resilience Constellations. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Mika Jekabsons.

To apply, please visit our Online Employment Service at Applications should include: (1) cover letter outlining interest and suitability for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and future plans (3 pages or less) that includes an explicit description of how the applicant’s research plans will complement or build upon existing departmental research areas, (4) a brief (two pages or less) teaching and mentoring statement, which includes experience, approach, interests, and a list of potential graduate and undergraduate courses, (5) a diversity statement addressing approaches to promoting inclusivity in research and training, (6) names and contact information for at least three references, and (7) reprints of up to three recent publications or submitted papers. Items 1-6 should be prepared as a single pdf and item 7 as a second pdf file. 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. The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation,