Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

University of Florida Department of Neuroscience


The Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding potential to build an extramurally-supported research program. Faculty hires will also participate in professional and graduate educational efforts within the department. 

Areas of specialization within neuroscience should surround animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular emphasis on social behavior. We seek those with expertise in systems neuroscience, behavior, and who use modern tools for neural circuit monitoring and manipulation.  Applicants integrating machine learning/artificial intelligence or similar computational approaches are particularly encouraged to apply. The positions will be located on the Gainesville campus of University of Florida.

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Minimum: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience or a related field. Excellent teaching and communication skills are essential. Applicant will have a research and publication record in the field of interest.

Preferred:  Postdoctoral training in systems neuroscience, animal models of mental health disorders will be considered important attributes of successful candidates, as will experience and success in obtaining NIH funding at a level commensurate with experience.

Soft skills as well as clear written and verbal communication are essential. Successful applicants are expected to train students and contribute to research, education and service missions of the department and college.

Application Instructions

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a CV; (3) contact information for at least three professional references; and (4) a document outlining their proposed area of research. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, email:

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. The Department of Neuroscience recognizes the importance of work-life integration. More information about employee resources can be found on

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Selected candidate will be required to provide three letters of recommendation and an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at