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Assistant Professor in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, US
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Sustainability, Biology
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Assistant Professor in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
College of Arts and Sciences
CAS Biological Sciences
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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Part/Full Time:
Full Time
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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis :
9 months
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About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia (UofSC) invites applications for a 9-month, full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a research program in molecular and cellular neurobiology to begin on August 16, 2023 or January 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program relevant to neural development and/or disease. We are especially interested in applicants with interests in axon biology/pathology or signaling to/from axons in nervous system development, disease, or response to injury. This position will join the SmartState Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics , which is comprised of neurobiologists focusing on mechanisms underlying axon development and neural repair. UofSC has a highly interactive neuroscience research community that encourages and precipitates collaborations. The developmental neurobiology community is further strengthened by the interdisciplinary Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Center .

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses relevant to his/her area of expertise, as well as mentoring research training for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows.

Required Education and Experience:
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or related discipline or M.D. and at least three years of postdoctoral research experience in a relevant area of neuroscience or biomedical sciences by the start date of employment.
Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or related discipline or M.D. and at least three years of postdoctoral research experience in a relevant area of neuroscience or biomedical sciences by the start date of employment.
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022. All applicants must fill out an online application at the UofSC employment website. Qualified candidates should include with their application a curriculum vita, research statement (3 pages) and teaching philosophy (1 page). The names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references should also be provided. Additional information on the position and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Fabienne Poulain, Search Committee Chair, at (put "Neurobiology Search" as subject title).

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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