Assistant Professor/Mathematical and Computational Life Sciences
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences-RC - United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19002257)
The Dietrich School at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in Mathematical and Computational Life Sciences to begin in the fall term of 2019. Successful candidates will be placed in the departments most suitable for their backgrounds and research programs from among the Departments of Mathematics, Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, and Chemistry. We seek outstanding scientists who will enhance and complement our existing strengths and who will collaborate with members of our sizable neuroscience, biology, biophysics, and biochemistry communities.
One position is in Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience. Candidates working on the following topics are especially encouraged to apply:
Circuits and information flow in neuroscience
Neuronal and population dynamics
Synaptic mechanisms and dynamics
Neuronal membrane properties and ion channel function
The other position is in Mathematics and Theory of Biological Processes. Candidates working on the following topics are especially encouraged to apply:
Cellular sensing and signal processing
Epigenetic and gene network dynamics
The University of Pittsburgh is an active center for interdisciplinary research in the life sciences offering exciting opportunities for collaborations across departments as well as with our highly ranked medical school. The University is currently ranked third in the nation in total NIH funding, and the city of Pittsburgh is often voted "most livable" in the nation. These positions represent part of a vision to grow our community of researchers at the interface of mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and should demonstrate substantial research accomplishment and dedication to teaching. They will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, and actively participate in undergraduate education. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants can apply online at:
https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MiQy . Candidates should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, (c) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, (d) a brief description of teaching interests, (e) a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference (for each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address through Interfolio's Online Application system and a notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions). The positions are pending budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Person to Contact:
139 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Application Process: Please refer to job description.
Required Attachments: Other (see application process for details)
Internal Number: 19002257
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.