Assistant Professor

Logan, Utah, United States

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Job description

Requisition: F1800379

Review Date: 09/10/2018

Job Category: Faculty

Department: Biology

College/Unit: College of Science

Location: Logan Campus

Posting Duration: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The Department of Biology ( invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position (50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service) in Neurobiology. The successful applicant will be part of the newly established Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Neuroscience ( which is comprised of faculty with neuroscience-related interests across several colleges and departments. The University offers an attractive start-up package and internal funding opportunities.


We seek an innovative scientist with research interests in the nervous system using modern cellular and molecular approaches. Preference will be given to those applicants that expand on existing strengths in the department and university. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of physiology, as well as an advanced course in the applicant’s area of specialization. Implementation of innovative teaching methods and a commitment to promoting diversity in STEM is encouraged.

Dept/College Highlights:

The Department of Biology has nearly 50 faculty and offers MS and PhD programs in Biology, Ecology and Neuroscience. The Biology Department guarantees graduate student support for up to six years for all matriculated students. The Department is committed to excellence in research and teaching.

Utah State University includes approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. The USU-Logan Campus is in Cache Valley, a region with 114,000 residents located in a picturesque mountain valley that straddles northern Utah and southern Idaho, about 80 miles from Salt Lake City. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at

Utah State University is committed to enhancing multicultural and gender diversity and is sensitive to the needs of dual?career couples. It is an AA/EO employer and encourages application from minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans.


A PhD and postdoctoral experience are required. Candidates will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program; form effective collaborations with other faculty; and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education in the Department of Biology.

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100% Time

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits

Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Cover Letter, Other, Research Statement, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy

Other Required document types/Special Instructions to Applicants:
Up to three publications or manuscripts should also be submitted as “Other”. For further information or inquiries, please contact Nancy Kay Pierson (, Search Manager.

Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time):
Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses

Continuous Functional Requirements (75%+ time):
Routine visual requirements (e.g. reading with attention to details; seeing activities near and far),Routine hearing ability (e.g. whispers at close range; voices at 15 feet; converse by telephone)

Continuous Environmental Factors (75%+ time):

ADA Cognitive Requirements:
Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Comprehend complex, hard-to-understand concepts.

ADA Math Requirements:
Apply knowledge of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques such as differential and integral calculus, factor analysis, and probability determination, or work with a wide variety of theoretical mathematical concepts and make original applications of mathematical procedures, as in empirical and differential equations.

ADA Communication Requirements – Speech:
Expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order verbal skills such as ability to lecture to large groups, ability to speak on complex issues without prepared notes.

ADA Comm Requirements – Comprehension:
Comprehensive and expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order of composition skills such as ability to do this as primary function of the job, to draft and edit publication-quality papers, to prepare highly complex documents such as wills and contracts. May involve a large volume of such composition.

ADA Travel Requirements:
Minimal travel required – ability to travel infrequently (i.e., annually) for activities such as developmental sessions at a centralized training center.

How to apply

Apply online

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