Job Details

George Washington University
  • Position Number: 2621641
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Neurogenetics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2022. Our department's research interests focus primarily on non-mammalian systems, and our location in Washington, DC offers superior undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities through access to the National Institutes of Health, Janelia Research Campus, and a consortium of DC-area universities.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program at the intersection of experimental neurobiology and genetics that integrates undergraduate and graduate students, and strengthens our multidisciplinary teaching program which includes a recently launched neuroscience major. The teaching expectations include a genetics course with a laboratory component. We particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in biology and/or have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment. Office, and laboratory space will be located in the GWU Science and Engineering Hall that opened in January 2015 (,and offers state of the art imaging and nanofabrication facilities.

A completed PhD in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral training in Neurogenetics or an appropriate discipline as well as research accomplishments, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals.

To be considered, please complete an online faculty application and upload the following documents: (i) a cover letter describing interests and qualifications for the position; (ii) a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications; (iii) brief research and teaching statement; (iv) three recent publications. Letters of recommendation from referees will be requested at a later stage for candidates advancing to the second stage of the process. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2021 and continue until the position is filled, pending final budgetary approval. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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