Job Details

Syracuse University
  • Position Number: 5090839
  • Location: Syracuse, NY
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Assistant Professor - Neuroscience

Job #: 077322
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $85,000 - $110,000
Hours: As determined by department chair
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
The Department of Biology, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program , the Aging StudiesInstitute, and BioInspired Institute at Syracuse University is pleased to announce the availability of two tenure-track positions in the dynamic and broad field of neuroscience. These positions are part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University is actively recruiting multiple candidates for faculty positions for a cohesive research cluster in the focus area of Neuroscience and Aging. We invite accomplished candidates to join our collaborative community of scientists and contribute to a multidisciplinary research cluster focused on advancing our understanding of the biology of aging, with a specific emphasis on neurodegenerative disease.
The research environment at Syracuse University is highly collaborative both within and between departments, research centers, and institutes as well as the adjacent Upstate Medical University. The Biology Department at Syracuse University currently has 30 full-time faculty with research strengths in neurobiology, cell, developmental and evolutionary biology, and plant and ecosystem ecology. The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program brings together students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty across multiple colleges and academic units for the purposes of fostering neuroscience education and research to promote interdisciplinary training. The Aging Studies Institute is an all-university institute that coordinates and promotes aging-related research and education, while BioInspired at Syracuse brings together faculty specializing in the mechanics of living tissues to provide proof of concept for new approaches to understanding and treating developmental anomalies and disease.

Competitive salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space will be provided. Located between the Adirondack Mountain, Finger Lakes, and Lake Ontario regions of upstate New York, the metropolitan area of Syracuse boasts myriad cultural and recreational opportunities and offers a wide array of urban, small town, and rural living. Questions can be addressed to search chair Sandra Hewett

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biology, or a related field with a strong research focus on the biology of aging as it pertains to neurodegenerative disease.
  • Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, and community members.

Job Specific Qualifications:

  • Responsibilities include teaching two courses per year (1:1 load), research, and service.
  • Faculty hired into these positions will build on existing strengths in cell and molecular neurobiology, behavioral and systems neuroscience, neurological disease modeling, neuropharmacology and toxicology, developmental neurobiology, and astrocyte biology and will establish their research labs in the world-class Life Sciences Complex.
  • The successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and show dedication to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the Universitys 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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