Assistant Professor of Research in Neuroscience

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Job description

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is seeking candidates for a tenure-ineligible Assistant Professor to work in the Kipnis lab. As a member of the Department of Neuroscience the candidate is expected to interact with other faculty members in developing program project proposals in the area of neuroimmunology/glia biology, participate in Departmental activities, and lead efforts in mentoring trainees and junior faculty members. The incumbent will be responsible for training graduate and undergraduate students, as well as working with other research associates on their projects. The selected candidate will also be expected to formulate an independent project which will result in publication in peer reviewed journals, and submit grants for individual funding. More information on the Department of Neuroscience is available at:

Candidates must have a PhD in Immunology or Neuroscience or a related field, with extensive expertise in live microscopy and at least four years of post-doctoral experience.

For additional information about the position (no application materials please), contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jonathan Kipnis at

How to apply

Apply online, complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, and list of three references. The position will remain open until filled. Tenure-ineligible positions may be eligible to convert to tenure-track at an appropriate time in the future, consistent with SOM Promotion and Tenure guidelines and candidate qualifications.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819. He wished the publicly-supported school to have a national character and stature. Jefferson envisioned a new kind of university, one dedicated to educating leaders in practical affairs and public service rather than for professions in the classroom and pulpit exclusively. It was the first nonsectarian university in the United States and the first to use the elective course system.