Open Rank Faculty Position – Neuroscience
Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
College of Health Sciences
The University of Delaware
We seek a tenure-track/tenured (open rank) faculty member specializing in neuroscience to join an award-winning faculty at a time of growth and expansion for the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences. The preferred research focus should broadly involve cognitive neuroscience, motor learning, motor control, or movement disorders. Candidates who can take advantage of the University of Delaware’s new Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging (http://cbbi.udel.edu), which houses a Siemens 3T Magnetom Prisma MRI scanner, are strongly encouraged to apply. Primary responsibilities will include conducting nationally visible, externally funded research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate students, and university service. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in kinesiology or a related field. At the assistant professor rank, candidates must demonstrate the potential for an externally fundable and nationally prominent line of research. At the associate or full professor rank, candidates must have established track record of external funding, a nationally recognized research portfolio, and comparable rank at a research university. All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology (http://www.udel.edu/kaap) includes research-based disciplines in applied physiology, athletic training, biomechanics and neuroscience/motor control. The department includes 23 faculty, 750 undergraduates pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science or Athletic Training, and 40 graduate students pursuing an M.S. in Exercise Science, a Ph.D. in Biomechanics & Movement Sciences or a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology. The Department provides an environment that supports and fosters the development of productive, high-quality research programs. Doctoral programs within the Department were ranked 13th by the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2015. Annual research funding for the unit is approximately $5.8 million. Ranked fifth, nationally, among the best places to study the health professions by College Factual, the College of Health Sciences is a thriving academic unit of over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 130 faculty with outstanding research and teaching facilities. The College has recently opened an exciting new 100,000 sq. ft. clinical research facility and will occupy 7 floors in a 10-story tower opening in Fall 2018. The College also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy, and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $26 million, the college currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding
from the NIH and DoD. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of neurological disorders, cardiovascular health, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as rehabilitation science and concussion. There are also numerous collaborative linkages with our clinical partners. With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and start-up funds are available. Appointment date negotiable.
TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until positions are filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For information on either position, contact Thomas Buckley, Ed.D., Search Committee Chair, phone (302) 831 – 4783, For more information, complete job descriptions and to apply, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/41566
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.