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Assistant Professor, Department Neuroscience

Charlottesville

Assistant Professor, Department Neuroscience

  • R0032102
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position. Researchers in the Department study a variety of neurological diseases and have specific interests in the role of glia and immune processes in disease etiology. The BIG center, which draws together researchers from across the University, exemplifies the local strengths in neuroimmunology research. Building on the existing expertise we wish to expand in the area of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases including, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy-body dementia, frontal temporal dementia, or other neurodegenerative diseases.

Successful applicants will have earned a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, completed a minimum of three years of postdoctoral training, and demonstrated a track record of successful research with a strong potential of developing innovative research programs that can attract sustained extramural funding. A commitment to and evidence of an explicit commitment to diversity and of advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups are essential. The selected candidate will join a collaborative, inclusive, and dynamic group of investigators with similar research interests. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate and MD/PhD students from the interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) program to support their research program. Predoctoral training is also supported by several T32 supported training programs, including the BIG training program. The selected candidate will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities in the Department which include high-resolution single- and multi-photon confocal and light sheet microscopy, flow cytometry, and behavioral equipment.

The University of Virginia is located east of the Blueridge Mountains of Virginia just 30 minutes from Shenandoah National Park and 100 miles south of Washington DC. Charlottesville is often voted one of the best places to live in the US, with a vibrant arts and music scene, pristine nature, local wineries and breweries, and tons of small-town charm. Competitive salary, space, and start-up packages will be provided.

Application review will begin March 15, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:

Please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0032102. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0032102 . Complete an application online and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed statement of research accomplishments and interests (3 pages)
  • Teaching/mentoring philosophy
  • Contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address)


The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu . For further information regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Tajie Harris, via email at thh9t@virginia.edu.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/ For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .

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The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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