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Assistant Professor – Neuroscience – Division of Mathematical, Life, & Physical Sciences

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 9th, 2017
Last review date: December 8th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in neuroscience, with the expected start date of July 1, 2018. The candidate will be appointed to one of the 9 departments within the College of Mathematical, Life &; Physical Sciences ( The departmental affiliation will be determined based on the candidate’s specific research interests. We are particularly interested in candidates who can bring new expertise and thinking to the study of the mind and brain. Special preference will be given to candidates capable of bridging two or more fields. Specific research areas include, but are not limited to:

 Biosensing; chemical/molecular probe development for magnetic, acoustic, spectroscopic, or optical brain imaging

 Optical neuroimaging; neuro-photonics; super-resolution microscopy; quantum sensing

 Statistical and computational neuroscience; functional mapping and connectivity analysis

 Dynamical systems and control; network theory

This position is part of the University of California, Santa Barbara’s expansion in neuroscience, capitalizing on our existing brain research programs across molecular, cellular &; developmental biology; psychological & brain sciences; engineering; physics; photonics; computer science; statistics; geography; and evolutionary biology among others. As an integral member of the UCSB Brain Initiative, the candidate will have the opportunity to leverage our collaborative research environment, building a multi-disciplinary research program that spans departments within the College of Letters and Sciences and across the university. Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in a field within the Mathematical, Life, or Physical Sciences by the time of application. Candidates may hold postdoctoral (or equivalent) appointments. Applicants currently holding the rank of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) are also welcome to apply. Applicants should have outstanding records of research accomplishment. A commitment to teaching is also important. Responsibilities will include teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels while developing an outstanding program of research.

Applications must be submitted electronically at Applications received by December 8, 2017 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Completed applications will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (2-page limit), and a statement of research interests (2-page limit). Applicants will also need to arrange for 3 referees to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Applicants may therefore choose to submit a statement of diversity contributions. More information about the College of Mathematical, Life, & Physical Sciences can be found at Questions can be emailed to

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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Santa Barbara, CA

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