Assistant Professor in Neurobiology, Northern Kentucky University

Assistant Professor in Neurobiology

Working Title Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
Department Biological Sciences
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Position Number TBD
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in neurobiology starting Fall 2018. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and/or the neural basis of behavior. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses, contribute to advising and mentoring, and run a research program involving undergraduate students.

The Department of Biological Sciences has 22 full-time faculty members and approximately 400 undergraduate students and will offer a B.S. in Neuroscience degree beginning in Fall 2017. In Fall 2018, NKU will open the Health Innovation Center – a new building dedicated to transdisciplinary biomedical and human health research. Through this facility, the new faculty member will have access to a state-of-the-art vivarium, two neuroscience teaching laboratories, and neuroscience research laboratories and spaces equipped for tissue culture, histology, confocal microscopy, behavioral testing, and neurochemistry.

The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and asked to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas (e.g. recruitment and retention, teaching, research and/or service).

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. For more information on Northern Kentucky University and the Department of Biological Sciences, visit and

Primary Responsibilities

Candidates should be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and should incorporate active-learning methods.

Preference will be given to candidates using evidence-based instructional practices and guidance from AAAS Vision and Change in their curricular development.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include lecture and laboratory courses in Neuroanatomy, Orientation to Neuroscience, and Anatomy & Physiology.

Additional teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs but may include courses in Introductory Biology, Neurosignaling, Advanced Writing in Biology, Cellular/Molecular Genetics, or those that the successful candidate is interested in developing.

The successful candidate is expected to grow a productive research program that involves undergraduate students and to pursue external funding.

Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and to provide academic and professional advising to students.


Ph.D. in neurobiology, neuroscience or related field.

Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Application review will begin September 18th.

Minimum Education Ph.D
Preferred Education Ph.D

Requisition Number 2017F263
Job Open Date 07/28/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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