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Assistant Professor of Biology: Cellular Neuroscience

The University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont, US
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Dec 1, 2021

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Academic / Research
Social Science / Humanities
Genetics, Biology
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*Advertising Copy:*The University of Vermont's Department of Biology in The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in Cellular Neuroscience to join our nationally recognized and award-winning faculty. The position will start in Fall of 2022.

The most successful candidates will have multidisciplinary expertise using imaging, genetic and biochemical approaches to study fundamental processes of cellular neuroscience.

The successful candidate should:
• Hold a Ph.D. degree in cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, neuroscience or in a related discipline;
• Have two or more years of postdoctoral experience;
• Show promise toward developing a competitively funded research program;
• Have the capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from general biology to an area of the candidate's expertise;
• Be able to successfully mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate master's and doctoral students, in addition to professional contributions and service.

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:
• Maintaining an active research agenda, securing external funding, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals;
• Teaching and advising in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs;
• Collaborating with Department of Biology faculty and staff in departmental governance, program development, scholarship, and service;
• Serving as an active member of relevant scholarly societies and/or professional associations;
• Engaging in service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.

The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is considered a public-ivy and consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a land-grant research institution. UVM's tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College
The Department of Biology is situated within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). In CAS, students experience the connectedness and accessibility of a small liberal arts college within a high caliber public research institution. Whether students are pursuing the Fine Arts, the Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics or Social Sciences, they have a place here, in the College of Arts and Sciences' academic ecosystem.

The College of Arts and Sciences highly values the excellence that results when people from different backgrounds and perspectives work, interact, and learn together. In this way, commitment to diversity fosters our educational mission. For our students, it prepares them for life and work ahead: it recognizes that we are a culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse nation, one that is also situated in an increasingly global environment. For our faculty, scholarship and research are increasingly cooperative activities-often crossing national borders-requiring the abilities and skills to work with others often from very different backgrounds. For both our students and faculty, diversity enhances our curriculum, enriches the classroom experience, and fosters the exchange of ideas. As our society, economy, politics, and global interactions become increasingly diverse, so too must our intellectual community of students, faculty, and staff.

The Department
The UVM Biology Department is a broad, basic science department whose faculty members' research spans a range of core disciplines including biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, ecology and evolution. The Department of Biology is composed of award-winning faculty, stimulating coursework, and inspired students who are training to answer some of our world's biggest questions. We know that hands-on experience is the key to learning, so our department is devoted to providing interactive opportunities to apply coursework in real-life, real-time settings. Our faculty enjoy international reputations, bringing their scholarship and productive research efforts into the undergraduate experience, providing opportunities for research from the introductory to advanced level that engage and challenge students and promote critical thinking skills.

For more information about the department, see:

The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the Department of Biology; the College of Arts & Sciences' website,; and the University of Vermont's website,

Anticipated start date is August 22, 2022. Please apply online at Applicants are asked to include:
• a curriculum vitae (CV)
• two representative publications
• a statement of research focus
• a teaching statement describing approach, philosophy and interests
• an inclusive excellence statement (see below)
• contact information for three professional references. The reference providers will be emailed information to upload their letters

For more information about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Prof. Alicia Ebert,

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
*Job Open Date:*10/14/2021
*Posting Number:*F1991PO
*Advertising/Posting Title:*Assistant Professor of Biology: Cellular Neuroscience
*Position Number:*005896
*Employee FTE:*1.0
*Employee Term (months):*9
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