Assistant Professor – Neuroscience

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
University of South Dakota

Assistant Professor – Neuroscience

The Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences

Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota


The Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a Neuroscience-related discipline and two years of post-doctoral experience.  We seek an energetic, interactive and collaborative individual who has expertise in research that addresses questions related to stress/trauma, substance abuse or brain injury with an emphasis on bioinformatics or neuroimaging (animal and/or human).  Applicant’s research areas are expected to interact with the Center for Genetics and Behavioral Health ( members of the university-wide Center for Brain and Behavior Research ( as well as current faculty within the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences ( Candidates should demonstrate strong potential for developing an independent, translational and innovative research program that has or is likely to attract sustained extramural funding.  In addition to the primary mission of developing and sustaining high-quality research, the candidate will also contribute to the educational/training mission by participating in teaching graduate and/or medical students.  Excellent start-up funds, state-funded salary commensurate with experience and state-of-the-art research facilities in the Lee Medical Science Building will be provided.  Application should include curriculum vitae, a summary of past research and teaching experience, a statement research interests and future plans highlighting the relevance to the current job description, as well as the names of three references.  All materials should be sent to The University of South Dakota online employment website at  Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lee Baugh, PhD ([email protected]).

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