Two tenure-track assistant professor positions, Neurobiology

The Department of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks two tenure-track assistant professors in NEUROBIOLOGY. We seek faculty in the broad area of neuroscience whose expertise might include integrative approaches spanning cells to systems, optogenetics, plasticity, neurophysiology, or behavior. Optogenetics is the focus area for one of these positions. Highly competitive startup funds are available. In addition, there is potential support from existing and pending NIH COBRE career development grants. Our faculty are expected to develop nationally recognized, extramurally funded research programs, to train PhD students, and to participate in undergraduate teaching.

The department has about 330 Neuroscience majors, 1050 Biology majors, 60 graduate students, 24 state-funded tenure ladder faculty and 7 state-funded lecturers. Extramural awards average ~ $4.5 million/yr. Reno is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe. Reno has been rated one of the best small cities in the US for outdoor recreation and overall quality of life. Go to to submit application materials, including an application letter, CV, statement of teaching interests, and contact information for three references. For the tenure-track positions submit a statement of research interests as well. Applications received by December 1, 2015 will receive full consideration. EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.