University of Montana (UMT)

Neuroscience Tenure-Track Faculty Position

University of Montana

Missoula, MT, United States

The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of molecular and cellular neuroscience http://health.umt.edu/neuroscience/. We are seeking a creative and visionary investigator employing innovative approaches in areas such as synapse formation or physiology, systems neuroscience, neuronal/glial cell fate and diversity, or structural and chemical neuroscience. Candidates with research programs that utilize model organisms to investigate normal brain processes and diseases of the nervous system are encouraged to apply.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field and at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience with a strong record of scholarly activity. This individual will establish an externally funded research program, serve as a mentor for graduate students, and teach molecular and cellular neuroscience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant will become an active participant in the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (CBSD, http://hs.umt.edu/cbsd/) with opportunities for additional interactions with the Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience (http://health.umt.edu/csfn/) and the Center for Translational Medicine (https://hs.umt.edu/ctm/).


To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans (2 pages), teaching statement (1 page), PDFs or links of recent key publications, and the names and contact information of individual who could write letters of reference on your behalf.

All materials should be submitted online at https://university-montana-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=2430&company_id=16254&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=992276&aid=1.


Priority Application Date: November 25, 2019

Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries about the position contact Dr. Sarah Certel, search committee chair, at sarah.certel@umontana.edu.


UM, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Division of Biological Sciences embraces diversity as a core value – Applicants from qualified women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities as well as individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO/ADA/Veterans Preference Employer 


About UM

The University of Montana is one of the nation’s outstanding public universities, committed to liberal arts education, research, and strong professional programs. It is located in Missoula, a cosmopolitan Rocky Mountain community, often singled out in national publications for its quality of life. 

Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests are easily available. Nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. Missoula is ranked as one of the Greatest Places to Live in America, one of The 5 Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids, one of the Best College Towns, and was recently featured in the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/lifestyle/vacation-ideas/things-to-do-in-missoula/.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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