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Open-Rank Faculty Position - Dept. of Neuroscience

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Open-Rank Faculty Position - Dept. of Neuroscience

Applications are invited for one open-rank tenure-stream or tenured faculty position with a targeted start date of September 2024. This recruitment seeks an individual to develop or maintain an outstanding research program in neuroscience that focuses on protein trafficking mechanisms at synapses and their role in the regulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity. Studies of the dynamic control of synapse organization and function at the nanoscale, using super-resolution microscopy are of particular interest. The individual should also establish a research program that leverages the strengths of the ongoing research within the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.neuroscience.pitt.edu/ ) and the extensive, impactful and growing neuroscience community in Pittsburgh. Our integrative research environment is exemplified by the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP;https://www.cnup.pitt.edu/about ), the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (https://www.braininstitute.pitt.edu/about/welcome ), and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC;https://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/ ), which bridges the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Carnegie Mellon University. Successful candidates will be expected to establish or maintain an independent research program, participate in teaching neuroscience to undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to the interactive and collegial local neuroscience community.

Required qualifications are a doctoral degree, postdoctoral training in neuroscience or a related field, and a strong record of research excellence. Desired qualifications include a sincere interest in contributing to the educational mission of the department and a desire to be part of an interactive community.

To apply, candidates should submit the following PDF documents to Pitts Talent Center (https://www.join.pitt.edu/ ): (a) a cover letter, (b) a current CV, (c) a research statement, (d) a teaching statement, and (e) a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. At least three letters of reference should be sent by the recommenders to nrosci1@pitt.edu . Applications will be reviewed starting March 27, 2023. The final appointment will be made pending administrative and budgetary approval. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment.

Summary of additional required documents: 1) research statement, 2) a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, 3) At least three letters of reference should be sent by the recommenders to nrosci1@pitt.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.
Assignment Category:Full-time regular
Required Attachments:Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)

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