Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to develop an independent research program in the area of neuroethology. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, or another relevant field. The successful candidate is expected to develop an outstanding independent research program, and to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in neurobiology. The normal teaching load is one course per semester, and creation of new courses is encouraged.

We are particularly interested in individuals whose focus is on the neural and biomechanical mechanisms of behavior, who is working in preparations that are tractable to detailed circuit analysis (invertebrate organisms preferred), and who is using genetic tools or other novel techniques to monitor and manipulate behavior through the activity of individual neurons or neural circuits. Computational or biomechanical approaches to problems in neuroscience are of interest, but not required.

The successful candidate will be joining a department that has strong research programs in the neural, biomechanical, and modulatory mechanisms of invertebrate behavior, and has strong ties to interdisciplinary collaborators (e.g., multiple biorobotics laboratories in the CWRU College of Engineering; computational neuroscience in the Department of Mathematics; and developmental and molecular neurobiology in the Department of Neuroscience in the CWRU School of Medicine). The Department of Biology is developing a joint Neurosciences major with the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine, with contributions from faculty in the Departments of Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Philosophy. The successful candidate’s research, teaching, and mentoring will contribute to the new major. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, two relevant research publications and request three confidential three letters of recommendation online at Applications should be received by October 31, 2019 to receive full consideration. The start date for this position is flexible, and we encourage applications from PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers who may wish to delay their appointment to complete current research projects before starting their own laboratory.

Case Western Reserve University is a private university located in Cleveland, Ohio. Faculty research interests in the Department of Biology at CWRU include Animal Behavior, Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Neurobiology, and Plant Biotechnology. In addition to on-campus facilities, CWRU owns and operates University Farms, a 389-acre property that includes laboratory and greenhouse facilities, has an affiliation agreement with The Holden Arboretum and participates in cooperative programs with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Cleveland is home to a world-class orchestra and art museum, several award-winning restaurants, and three major league sports teams. In 2016, Forbes Magazine named Cleveland “America’s Hottest City.” CWRU is committed to our relationships with world-class health care, cultural, educational, and scientific institutions in its University Circle neighborhood and across greater Cleveland.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.