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Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170008
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences is seeking applicants for Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, who are willing to establish and support a highly visible, competitive neurosciences discovery program. Primary responsibilities of this academic year, tenure track position will be research (70%) and teaching (30%). The successful applicant will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: molecular neuroscience, electrophysiology, neurogenetics or behavioral neuroscience. Candidates should be poised to use animal models to understand neural pathways that affect economically relevant agricultural traits and contribute to human health and well-being. Significant scholarly output is expected, such as peer-reviewed research publication, review articles, etc. Furthermore, significant contribution to undergraduate education and advising is required as is graduate student and postdoctoral mentoring. This position is part of a neuroscience cluster hire with the School of Neurosciences faculty at Virginia Tech. Additional interactions with existing programmatic efforts in behavior and welfare, nutrition, disease, genetics, physiology, the human-animal bond, therapeutic intervention, and companion animals as model organisms to understand human health are anticipated. The appointee will have access to a wide-range of animal and infrastructure resources across campus including those available at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have: 1) a Ph.D. in Neurobiology or a closely-related field with demonstrated strong background in neurosciences; 2) a vision for developing a sustainable independent research program and ability and willingness to develop collaborative programs; and 3) a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education. Preferred qualifications include a willingness to lead or collaborate with research teams using large animals and a desire to explore the use of non-traditional laboratory animals as potential biomedical models to study human maladies.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Deadline for applications is February 17, 2017 or until the position is filled. Candidates must submit on-line ( posting #TR0170008) a letter of application, curricula vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of research and teaching interests, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Correspondence should be addressed to:
Mark Cline
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
3430 Litton-Reaves (0306)
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0306

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: commensurate with education and experience
Department: Animal & Poultry Sciences
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Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 01/27/2017
Review Begin Date: 02/28/2017
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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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