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Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Company: Wake Forest University
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Application Instructions:External Applicants: Please upload your resume on the Apply screen. Your application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Please add your cover letter and any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. Use the Select Files button to add multiple documents including your cover letter and supporting documents. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it. Current Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Do not apply from the website. Log in to Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and select Find Jobs. Locate the position and click Apply. Update your Education and Job History.** Cover letter required for all positions and optional for facilities, campus services, and hospitality positions unless otherwise specified.Job Description SummaryThe Wake Forest University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neurobiology. We are seeking candidates who study animal behavior using any combination of networking, electrophysiological, molecular, and/or genomic techniques. Preference will be given to candidates taking comparative and/or evolutionary approaches. Applicants whose research is primarily focused on an applied medical perspective are not encouraged to apply.Job Description:Wake Forest Biology is an inviting community committed to fostering diversity and achieving inclusive excellence in teaching and research, and we welcome colleagues who will share in our commitment. In pursuit of this, we strongly encourage applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented and historically marginalized populations. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to developing externally funded research programs and to engaging students in the classroom and through research mentorship at the undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. levels to join our collaborative community of Teacher-Scholars.Information about research being conducted in the Department can be found at Faculty will teach in the undergraduate core curriculum and will develop a specialized course suitable for advanced undergraduates and/or graduate students. Teaching responsibilities are consistent with our strong departmental commitment to research. For more information about the department, visit For more information about the position, contact Dr. Wayne Silver ( To apply, go to and select Faculty Openings.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review starting on October 15, 2022. Applications should include (i) a cover letter addressing motivation to join our Teacher-Scholar community (limit 1 page), (ii) a curriculum vitae (no page limit), (iii) a statement of research interests (limit 3-4 pages), (iv) a statement of graduate and undergraduate teaching philosophy (limit 2 pages), and (v) a statement of how the individual will contribute to providing or fostering diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and/or mentorship (limit 2 pages). We welcome research statements that demonstrate integrative and collaborative approaches to science that would complement ongoing research within our scientifically diverse department. All documents should be compiled as a single PDF file and submitted via Selected applicants will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.Additional Job DescriptionFounded in 1834, Wake Forest University (WFU) is a private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (approximately 5,300 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with 3,200 graduate students in schools of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity. The Department of Biology awards both MS and PhD degrees. The quality of the undergraduate and graduate teaching environments is outstanding, and our faculty combine commitment to that mission with nationally and internationally recognized leadership in research. The Biology Department spans both WFU campuses (Reynolda Campus and Wake Downtown), and offers many shared facilities in support of research, including a fully staffed, state-of-the art microscopy facility.Wake Forest ranks in the top 30 of all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report's Guide to America's Best Colleges and Universities and the top 10 of undergraduate Biology majors by College Factual. We offer undergraduate degrees in Biology (BA and BS), a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree through a partnership with Chemistry, and a BA degree in Environmental Science. A major in Neuroscience is in development. Opportunities exist for collaboration with researchers from the Biology and other departments, including Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto "Pro Humanitate." For more information about the University, go to Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. As an AA/EO employer, Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.Winston-Salem is part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region of North Carolina, which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the "City of Arts and Innovation," Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals and active biomedical and environmental research communities. The city is ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys. Winston-Salem is 70 minutes from the Blue Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains, 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean, and offers excellent opportunities for developing a local research program. Other prominent universities are approximately 90 minutes away in the Research Triangle area.Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.New employees who are hired into positions posted prior to September 13, 2021, offers of employment made to new employees prior to that date, and employees for positions at Graylyn Conference Center are generally exempt from the vaccination requirement unless the employee's position is otherwise subject to a vaccination requirement due to the essential components of the position as described in Policy.Time Type RequirementFull timeInorder to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Keywords: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem , Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, Education / Teaching , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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