Director, UNL Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior
and Tenured Associate or Full Professor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the UNL Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) are seeking applicants with national recognition in research and expertise in neuroscience and brain imaging to direct CB3. This interdisciplinary, research-dedicated center engages a broad spectrum of investigators across disciplines including basic and applied scientists, clinicians, and engineers, and is actively involved in a unique research collaboration with University Athletics. CB3 is housed within a new 30,000 square foot building. The facility’s centerpiece is a Skyra 3 Tesla Siemens scanner equipped with an MR-compatible 256-electrode high-density EEG system and an eye tracker. The center also features several specialized laboratories for NIRS, TMS, vestibular/balance, behavioral genetics, GALILEO somatosensory and motor control, neuromagnetics, eye tracking, psychophysiology, and high-density EEG/ERP, as well as a salivary bioscience core facility. The center’s state-of-the art facilities and interdisciplinary environment enable diverse studies to expand understanding of brain function and its effects on human behavior. The Director will provide leadership for CB3’s faculty and staff, and administrative oversight for the center. The successful candidate will be expected to help build innovative programs and participate actively in multidisciplinary initiatives that span the UNL campus and include connections to researchers, teachers, clinicians and students across Nebraska institutions, including University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Director will report to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development and serve as a faculty member in a tenure home department. As an interdisciplinary hire, the tenure home of the successful applicant will depend upon candidate interest and background. Rank for this position is Associate to Full Professor.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in neuroscience or a related field, an established and visible neuroscience research program with a track record of grant funding, and potential to contribute to teaching and engagement missions. Leadership experience in an organization that seeks and receives grant funding is preferred. Responsibilities will include serving as director of CB3, maintaining an active program of research, including the pursuit of external funding, and teaching in the tenure home department.
Review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #F_160124, and click on “Apply to this job.” Candidates should attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three letters of reference. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.