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Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative

Florida State University is initiating a major interdisciplinary faculty hiring initiative in the broad area of Brain Health and Disease.

  • The search is multidisciplinary and open with respect to rank and academic department.
  • During the 2013-14 academic year the University will recruit as many as nine tenure-track/tenured faculty members in this broad area.
  • Successful candidates are expected to be using innovative methodologies and approaches in the study of brain function and to have a synergistic impact on existing research programs in the University's departments and interdisciplinary centers as well as develop new areas.
  • Sustained pursuit and growth of collaborative, externally-funded research programs is an explicit goal. Candidates should have a vigorous externally funded research program or have a high prospect of establishing one at the time of recruitment, or within a short period of arrival at FSU.

We invite nominations and applications from researchers conducting research in one or more of these areas using state of the art approaches or methods to significantly advance knowledge of brain mechanisms in health and disease that will ultimately lead to effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases/ disorders.

In addition to basic and translational research using experimental, computational, bio-informatic, specialized imaging, and/or genetic approaches, areas of interest include, but are not limited to: brain systems that regulate normal and abnormal behavioral and cognitive functions across the life span, brain mechanisms underlying psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurodegenerative disorders, and the effects of environmental and social stimuli on brain function.

Successful candidates will be offered highly competitive salaries and start-up packages, state-of-the-art research space and access to world-class instrumentation, computing and facilities in academic and interdisciplinary units.

Research at FSU Related to Brain Health and Disease

Research on the Brain in Health and Disease at Florida State University involves internationally recognized researchers, state of the art laboratories and world class facilities in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Medicine**, Engineering, Human Sciences, Communication & Information, and in distinguished Multidisciplinary Programs.

Multidisciplinary Research Centers and Programs (* PhD program):

Autism Institute
Center for Brain Repair
Clinical Research Network
Institute for Successful Longevity
Institute of Molecular Biophysics*
National High Magnetic Field laboratory
Neuroscience Program*
Translational Science Laboratory

Research-Intensive Departments (* PhD program):

Biological Science*
Biomedical Science*
Chemistry & Biochemistry*
Communication Science and Disorders*
Computer Science*
Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences*
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scientific Computing*

** The FSU College of Medicine, a pioneer in community based clinical practice, has six regional campuses throughout Florida to fulfill its mission of training world-class physicians who practice patient-centered care in under-served communities. The College's Clinical Research Network is a statewide, collaborative network of faculty, community-based healthcare professionals and researchers that supports clinical and translational research.

Florida State University is a Carnegie RU/VH (very high research activity) institution with a student population exceeding 41,000. The University is located in Tallahassee, the Capital of Florida, where residents have access to a broad range of cultural amenities afforded by the presence of three institutions of higher learning. The region is in close proximity to the Apalachicola National Forest and boasts an abundance of springs, lakes and rivers as well as pristine beaches and the adjacent waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Applicants are asked to provide a single document in PDF format containing a letter of application, a full CV, the names and contact information of three references, and a two page narrative describing their research interests that should include links to recent publications and a clear statement as to how the candidate would complement this inter-college hiring initiative at Florida State University. Send full applications to brain-initiative.search@fsu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15th and continue until positions are filled.

Due to the number of applications currently being evaluated by the Search Committee, we regret that applications received after January 10, 2014 will not be considered. It is possible that we will be recruiting again for similar positions in the fall of 2014. Questions about this search should be directed to Associate VP for Research W. Ross Ellington (wellington@fsu.edu) or Associate VP for Academic Affairs Janet Kistner (jkistner@fsu.edu).

The Florida State University is committed to the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

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