Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Biology @ Boston University

October 26, 2020

The Boston University Department of Biology invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Cell & Molecular Neurobiology starting in Fall 2021. We seek to recruit colleagues who investigate basic or translational mechanisms of neurological and psychological disorders using cutting-edge technologies to understand the underlying mechanisms at the cellular, molecular, neurocircuit and/or brain function levels. Candidates may use model organisms, animal models or human neurons/brain tissues. These positions will synergize with recent growth in faculty with expertise in systems-level analyses of the nervous system and neurological disease models. Responsibilities include growing a vibrant research program with extramural funding, teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, and participating in graduate training. The successful candidates will join a strong and growing interdisciplinary Neuroscience research community at Boston University that also benefits from close affiliations with engineering initiatives including Photonics and Synthetic and Systems Biology. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. The successful candidates will be offered newly renovated laboratory facilities as well as a competitive salary and start-up package. 

Review of applications will begin 15 November 2020. Please use AcademicJobsOnline ( to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research, teaching interests and diversity, and three representative reprints, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. In the diversity statement, applicants should provide evidence of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and evidence of participation in the creation of inclusive environments in their department/workplace. Inquiries can be addressed to Angela Ho (, Chair, Neurobiology Search Committee. Please visit the following website for information about the Biology Department (

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Boston University actively encourages applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education. Boston University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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