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Assistant Professor

Department of Neurobiology
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions

The Department of Neurobiology, in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to recruit two tenure-track faculty members at the level of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2018.  Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrating an outstanding record of scientific achievement will be considered.  We are interested in individuals whose research addresses fundamental issues in neuroscience at the molecular, cellular and/or systems levels, and who show significant potential for innovation, scholarship, and commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Applicants representing areas of neuroscience that expand or complement existing expertise in the department and that expand the diversity of our faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

Northwestern University offers a rich and vibrant intellectual environment and state-of-the-art support facilities.  The appointee will join a broad, interactive community including colleagues in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program comprising over 130 faculty members drawn from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of Communication, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Manne Children’s Research Institute, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Applications received by October 25, 2017 will be ensured full consideration. All inquiries may be directed to

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Instructions
Assistant Professor Position

Applications will be accepted through our online application system. Please prepare all documents in advance, as incomplete applications cannot be saved.

1. Prepare a separate PDF (8MB max file size) for each of your documents.

   • Your cover letter to the Search Committee:
        example: smith_d_letter.pdf
   • Your curriculum vitae:
       example: smith_d_cv.pdf
   • Your statement of research interests:
       example: smith_d_research.pdf
Please save or "print to PDF" all of your individual documents in PDF format. This method is preferred over scanning because it retains text recognition capabilities.

2. Prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external references

Three references are required but you may include up to five. Please notify your references that detailed directions for uploading a letter of recommendation will be e-mailed directly to them. This will occur after the application has been formally submitted. These notifications are sent out in batches, so it may be a few days before your reference receives the e-mail. References will be asked to use the following naming convention:
example: smith_jones.pdf

3. Optional Sample Publications

As part of your application, you may upload one PDF (8MB max file size) that includes as many as three (3) of your publications using the following naming convention:
example: smith_d_pubs.pdf

4. Submit Application

After compiling your PDF files and list of references, please proceed to the online application submission page. You must complete all required fields before clicking the submit button.
All information must be uploaded at the same time. The system will not save or accept incomplete applications. Applications that are complete by October 25 will be ensured full consideration. You will receive an e-mail confirmation shortly after you have submitted an application.
To report a problem with the online application process, please send a detailed email to Back to top