The New Department of Neuroscience at West Virginia University, an R1 institution, is undergoing multi-year faculty recruitment and plans to hire one or more tenure track neuroscientists (assistant or associate professor rank) this year. The campus-wide Neuroscience Signature Program, under the umbrella of the interdisciplinary Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI; https://wvumedicine.org/rni/) is undergoing major growth. We are seeking individuals conducting state-of-the-art neuroscience research who have demonstrated an exceptional record of research accomplishment in fundamental neuroscience and who can also excel in our education mission. We are especially interested in individuals whose research interests build on current or emerging strengths in mammalian animal models of addiction or neural circuits/epilepsy, but individuals will also be considered who are conducting translatable animal model research in stroke or Alzheimer disease. Modern research facilities and cores are available to support investigators' pursuits.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.