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Assistant Professor in Neurobiology

Apply now Work type: University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Humanities & Sciences

The Department of Biology at Stanford University is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor working broadly in the field of neurobiology. A successful candidate would ask fundamental questions relevant to the nervous system at any levels of investigation—structural, molecular, cellular, developmental, systems-level, computational, or any combination thereof. The strongest candidates will synergize not only with the existing neurobiology groups in our department and with the strength of the Stanford Wu Tsai Neuroscience Institute, but also with Cell, Molecular, and Organismal researchers in our department at large, taking advantage of the unique environment of the broad scope of our Department. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent. 

Candidates should apply through Stanford Faculty Positions and submit

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (including a complete publication list)
  • a research statement (not to exceed 3 pages) that describes the applicant’s prior and current research and their vision and plans for future research
  • a teaching statement (not to exceed 1 page) on their teaching and mentorship philosophy, approach, and experience
  • contact information for three letters of recommendation

The Biology Department, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work may further these ideals. 

The expected base pay range for this position is $129K-140K. 

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including years since terminal degree, training, and field or discipline; departmental budget availability; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Interested candidates should apply by October 15, 2023, for full consideration. The appointment will begin in Academic Year 2024/25.

For information about the Biology Department, visit

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

Upcoming Webinar: “Demystifying the application process for tenure-track faculty positions in the Biology Department at Stanford University".

If you are interested in applying to either open faculty positions in the Biology Department, join us for our upcoming webinar, “Demystifying the application process for tenure-track faculty positions in the Biology Department at Stanford University”.

Meeting details: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 from 11 AM - 12 PM Pacific Standard Time

Passcode: 686849

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