Life Sciences Seeking Assistant Professor Position in Neurophysiology

Dec. 4, 2017


University of Nevada Las Vegas 
Faculty Position


The School of Life Sciences (SoLS) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position. Although other areas may be considered, the ideal candidate will work in neurophysiology and will complement current interests in the School and have potential to collaborate with other UNLV institutes or colleges. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and have postdoctoral experience. Faculty members are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program. The appointment will begin in August 2018.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, and contact information of three references. Review of materials will begin January 15, 2018 (please disregard earlier versions of this ad that indicate November 17, 2017), and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted via the online application. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, please contact Human Resources 702- 895-3504 or Other inquiries should be addressed to Frank van Breukelen (chair, search committee) at

SoLS is a highly active research environment and investigators work in integrative physiology, cellular and molecular biology, bioinformatics, ecology and evolutionary biology, microbiology, biomathematics, and biology education and assessment. Research resources include a new animal care facility along with biological imaging, cell culture, and genomics facilities. Teaching opportunities exist at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and teaching loads are commensurate with research expectations. Established Ph.D. and Master’s level graduate programs exist with excellent graduate student support.

UNLV is defined by the Carnegie rankings as a ‘Research University/High Activity’ and is currently undergoing a top-tier initiative to achieve Carnegie Highest Research Activity status. UNLV is a Hispanic, Native American, Pacific-Islander, and Asian American serving institution and is currently tied for the most diverse university in the USA. UNLV participates in the Established or Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research programs offered by many of the federal granting agencies (NSF, DOE, DOD, and NASA) and is both NIH IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and Academic Research Enhancement Award (NIH R15) eligible.

UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.