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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Department of Biological Science faculty positions available:

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Faculty Position in Developmental Biology

The Department of Biological Science at Florida State University invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the broadly-defined area of Developmental Biology. The Department is interested in individuals using any experimental system to understand fundamental developmental processes, including those of biomedical significance. Successful candidates are expected to establish an innovative, extramurally-funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education. The Department of Biological Science is a diverse and interactive group with 47 tenure-track faculty members, including scientific leaders in developmental genetics, epigenetics, chromosome biology, neuroscience, evolution, cell biology, structural biology and virology. Researchers have access to excellent facilities including a state-of-the-art imaging facility with a Titan Krios electron microscope, confocal live cell imaging and super-resolution 3D-SIM, as well as flow cytometry and mass spectrometry facilities, the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. For information about Florida State University’s Biology Department, visit our website at

Submit your application as a single pdf file to (JOB ID 42382). Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research & teaching statements. Separately, enter names and contact information of three references who will be contacted by email and provided a system generated link to upload a confidential letter. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. James M. Fadool:

FSU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all faculty, staff and students. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion. Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer.

Multiple Neuroscience Positions – Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Florida State University seeks to hire four tenure-track Assistant Professors in Neuroscience with expertise in: • A) Brain Dysfunction, • B) Neuropharmacology, • C) Neurophysiology/Optogenetics, or • D) Chemical Senses. These positions are part of an ongoing commitment by the university to invest in and promote brain research/education, which has led to several recent hires and the anticipated addition of an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience. The tenure home for these positions will be in the Department of Psychology (Positions A and B) or the Department of Biological Sciences (Positions C and D). Applicants will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, contribute to the scientific expansion of our interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience and develop an undergraduate course in their area of expertise. Candidates will find an outstanding research infrastructure with scientific colleagues housed in adjacent buildings, relatively new laboratory space and vivaria, and a wide array of resources, including staffed molecular, histological, imaging, and scientific instrumentation core facilities (see Neuroscience Cores). Florida State University is classified as a Carnegie R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution with a student population approaching 42,000. The University is located in Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, where residents have access to a broad range of cultural amenities and an abundance of regional springs, lakes and rivers, and pristine beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to the search committee chairs Dr. Rick Hyson (; Positions A and B) or Dr. Tom Houpt (; Positions C and D). Review of applications will begin on November 1, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Apply at Jobs @ FSU (Job ID 42390). Candidates should clearly identify which position(s) they feel would be most appropriate for their expertise. Applicants should upload a single PDF containing their CV, a research statement and a statement of teaching interests, and arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded on their behalf. Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and students. Individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in Neuroscience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer.