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The Neuroscience Program and Department of Physiology at Michigan State University invite applications for a nine-month, tenure track faculty position. We anticipate an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, but highly qualified applicants at Associate or Full Professor levels will also be considered. The ideal applicant’s research will utilize state-of-the-art techniques to study neural networks in health and disease. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the Physiology Department and Neuroscience Program in areas such as the peripheral nervous system, motivated behaviors, pain processing, neuroimmunology, metabolism and sex differences. The ideal applicant will be an outstanding investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, the ability to attract funding in their research area, and who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative Department of Physiology ( and Neuroscience community ( at MSU.

The successful applicant must establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded, research program in his/her area of expertise, and contribute to teaching in undergraduate, graduate and/or professional students associated with the Neuroscience Program and Department of Physiology. Applicants must hold a PhD, DO, MD, DVM or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated, strong record of research productivity. Evidence of level-appropriate funding and a strong publication record are required. Laboratory space, start-up funds, and salary will be competitive and commensurate with academic rank and experience.

Application review will begin January 2nd, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at (posting # 477453). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and goals for their independent research program, a one page teaching statement, up to five relevant reprints, and three reference letters. Applicants who wish to be considered at the Associate or Full Professor levels should provide the names of three or more references. Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Brian Gulbransen (, Search Committee Chair.


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

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