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Assistant Professor of Neurobiology (id:73433)
University of Maine in Orono, Maine
Date Posted 01/15/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology (id:73433)

Campus: Orono
Department: School of Biology & Ecology - OSBE
Bargaining Unit: AFUM
Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A
Location: Orono ME

Statement of the Job:

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the School of Biology and Ecology, with a 50% research and 50% teaching split, 9-month tenure-track academic appointment.

Teaching – Initial teaching responsibilities will include an intermediate-level undergraduate course in neuroscience (BIO 307), and an upper-level undergraduate/graduate cell biology course with lab (BIO 480/580). The successful candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate majors, to guide undergraduate research and honors thesis investigations, and to recruit and to mentor graduate students.

Research – The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative, nationally competitive research program that is funded by external grants. Areas of research interest and expertise may include, but are not limited to, neuromuscular development, regeneration, aging, or disease, with an emphasis on extracellular impacts on cellular behavior. Opportunities are available for collaboration with faculty in the School of Biology and Ecology, the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, The Center on Aging, the Initiative for One Health and the Environment, Jackson Laboratory, and Mt. Desert Island Biological Lab. Maine is an IDEA-AREA state with NIH, an NSF-EPSCoR state, and UMaine is part of a state-wide INBRE award.

We expect all faculty to provide service to the institution and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University and the discipline.

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here .

The University of Maine System is considered a federal contractor and therefore required to comply with the directives of civil authorities regarding COVID vaccinations. As of January 4, 2022, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have submitted a request for a religious or medical exemption on or prior to their start date. Further information can be found here .



  • A Ph.D. in a relevant area of biological sciences, with specific training in neuroscience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to conduct high-caliber scientific research and to publish in respected peer-reviewed journals
  • The capacity for excellence in university-level teaching and mentoring
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline and institution


  • Postdoctoral training in a relevant biological sciences discipline
  • Success in securing competitive external funding
  • Evidence of a collaborative research approach

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position

2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
4.) a research statement
5.) a teaching philosophy
6.) diversity statement.

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: February 14, 2022
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: February 28, 2022
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: March 21, 2022
Tentative start date: August 29, 2022

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Clarissa Henry at clarissa.henry@maine.edu or 207-581-2816.

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Diversity Statement, References, Research Statement, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement

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