Professor/Associate Professor

University of Maryland

Posting Details
Posting Details

Position Number: 128931
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Professor/Associate Professor
Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: CMNS-Biology
Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), seeks applications from neuroscientists working in the area of sensory neurobiology to join us at the rank of associate professor or professor. The successful applicant will be engaged in studies of auditory, olfactory, or visual neuroscience that complement existing research programs and that capitalize on institutional research cores for high- and super-resolution light imaging, genomic and transcriptomic analyses, and functional imaging.
Neuroscientists in the Department of Biology teach and mentor undergraduate students in the Biological Sciences and Neuroscience majors and graduate students in the Biological Sciences, Biophysics, and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science programs. They enjoy collaborative research relationships with colleagues in the Departments of Psychology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Hearing and Speech Sciences, to name a few. They also comprise some of the approximately 150 members of the Brain and Behavior Institute, established in 2021 with the goal of fostering broad collaborations between neuroscientists and colleagues in other disciplines, including engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Neuroscientists in the Department also benefit from close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g. Children’s National Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health).
Application materials should be submitted through the UMD applicant portal,, and must include: a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current and future research interests and research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence, if available), and contact information for three references. Applicants should provide sample research manuscripts or journal articles in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs. Because the Department of Biology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus, materials should address how the candidate will contribute to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
For best consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1, 2023. Please address questions to the Department Chair: Professor Joshua Singer ([email protected]).
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Minimum Qualifications: Education:
PhD in Neuroscience or related field is required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Candidates should have a strong publication record in sensory neuroscience and an established record of external funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to conducting open and reproducible research. Consistent with Departmental and University values, candidates should be committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through their approaches to research, teaching, and mentoring. 
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Posting Date: 10/18/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/01/2023
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Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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