Department Head, Neuroscience

  • University of Arizona, Neuroscience Department
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Nov 18, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Medicine & Dentistry Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


The Department of Neuroscience in the College of Science at the University of Arizona is seeking a new Head of the Department. The successful candidate will have an established basic neuroscience research program using vertebrate and/or invertebrate species and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

The Department’s research mission embraces fundamental mechanisms underlying the development, function, maintenance, and evolution of nervous systems. The multidisciplinary and integrative approaches of our faculty cut across diverse species, a trait that sets us apart from many other neuroscience departments. The Department is home to an outstanding undergraduate program in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science  and is committed to the education of graduate students in the University-wide Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience.

The Department emphasizes a culture of respect, trust, collegiality, and collaboration, and is strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both at the University and in neuroscience more generally. A demonstrated commitment to these principles will feature prominently in the selection process.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • A terminal degree [Ph.D. (or equivalent)] in neuroscience or a related field.
  • Internationally recognized scholar in any of the sub-disciplines of neuroscience, as evident from high impact publications, citations, and funding record
  • Research expertise that is synergistic with that of current faculty
  • A proven track record of service and leadership at an academic organization
  • Experience in undergraduate teaching and curricular affairs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in fundraising and development and/or experience working with budget models and various revenue sources
  • Experience in building relationships with diverse audiences

Application Details

Initial review of applications will begin by November 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic applications are accepted. Please see the Special Instructions of the applicant section in the full position announcement.

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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.


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