Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Neuroscience - #19503352

University of Minnesota

Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: Minneapolis, MN
Contract type: Full time
University of Minnesota

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Required qualifications: a PhD, MD, or an equivalent terminal degree in an appropriate field, with expertise in any area of neuroscience; at least two years of postdoctoral experience with a significant track record of publications consistent with the appointment of Assistant Professor, tenure track; and potential to establish and sustain an extramurally funded research program.

Preferred qualifications: commitment to diversity and a demonstrated interest in the training and mentoring of underrepresented minorities; a significant publication and/or funding record that provides evidence for a nationally recognized research program in the neurosciences; excellent communication skills with a strong desire to train students and postdoctoral fellows; ability collaborate with other investigators across our University system, including the recently developed Medical Discovery Teams; research interests in areas that will complement activities of current faculty in the health sciences, particularly related to neurological disorders, hypoxic brain injury and/or neuroinflammation; and expertise in pharmacology, physiology, computational biology or immunology.

About the Job

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in neuroscience at the level of assistant professor. This position is part of a multi-year endeavor to expand the neuroscience research presence on the Duluth campus.

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave

  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans

  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts

  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match

  • Disability and employer paid life insurance

  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums

  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition

  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity

  • Opportunities for growth and promotion

  • Employee Assistance Program

About the Department

The mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is to be a leader in educating physicians dedicated to family medicine to serve the health care needs of rural Minnesota and American Indian communities, and to discover and disseminate knowledge through research. Biomedical Science neuroscientists investigate the fundamental causes of neurological disorders such as autism, Alzheimer disease, circadian rhythm disorders and vascular dementia, through the use of techniques that range from genetics, molecular biology and bioinformatics, to electrophysiology and behavior analysis. In addition, our programs are focused on training of Native Americans and other people of color for entry into research and health professional careers. The department offers undergraduate, MS, and PhD training opportunities in several University programs, and provides a stimulating environment for the training of postdoctoral fellows.

How To Apply

Our goal is to create an applicant pool that is diverse with respect to the representation of race, gender identify, disability, and other historically excluded populations. Applicants must complete the online application. Applications must include: a curriculum vitae; a two-page statement of research interests, including plans for funding; a short teaching/mentoring statement; and the names (with contact information) for three references. Three letters of reference should be emailed by the referees directly to Cheryl Anderson ( Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Jean Regal, Department Head ( or Drs Matt Slattery and Janet Fitzakerley, Search Committee chairs (, Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


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About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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