Tenure-Track Faculty Position – University of Mississippi Medical Center

Tenure-Track Faculty Position – University of Mississippi Medical Center

The Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), located in Jackson, Mississippi, invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in our dynamic Department. This position is available at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor) within the Department’s Division of Neurobiology and Behavior Research (DNBR), and the faculty member will be expected to devote their primary focus to research activities.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, or related fields, and postdoctoral experience. The salary and benefits package is comparable to published standards. In addition, a competitive research/relocation start-up package will be available to the applicant, with excellent opportunities for intramural support in terms of bridge funds, merit-based awards, and enhancement funding. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

We are seeking individuals to expand and complement our current strengths in areas of substance use disorders, mood disorders, sleep/circadian rhythm dysfunction, and psychiatric comorbidities. In particular, we are interested in applications from researchers with expertise in electrophysiology, cellular/molecular techniques, and/or circuit-based techniques. Individuals conducting behavioral pharmacology research, neuroscience research using human subjects, or research with a concurrent cancer focus are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to maintain a vibrant, extramurally funded, research program. Current funding and/or a strong track record is a major consideration.

The Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior includes the divisions of Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine, Psychology, and the DNBR and is home to the Center for Innovation and Discovery in Addictions (CIDA). The DNBR is the preclinical research arm of the Department, and it consists of eleven scientists with expertise in genetics/genomics, cellular/anatomical sciences, behavioral pharmacology/neuroscience, and drug discovery and development. The DNBR provides a strong collaborative and supportive work environment, housed in the Translational Research Center, a newly constructed building (2018) with state-of-the-art laboratory, animal vivarium, and administrative space. Many faculty members in the DNBR contribute to graduate training within UMMC’s PhD Program in Neuroscience, which provides opportunities for doctoral mentoring of graduate students. Similar mentoring opportunities are available for medical student/resident research and education. Leadership and faculty development opportunities are encouraged and supported across all academic missions.

Jackson is the capitol city of Mississippi, a state with a rich cultural history that has greatly influenced the music, literature, and art of the rest of the country. It lies at a midpoint between Memphis and New Orleans, each of which is an easy three-hour drive, and Atlanta and Dallas, each about seven hours away. Local recreation opportunities are abundant and the Gulf of Mexico is less than three hours to the south. Ethnic, music, and culinary festivals abound during pleasant spring and fall weather.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, sex, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, disability or Veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the Medical Center. Under the provisions of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the University of Mississippi Medical Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities with respect to admissions or employment.

For questions, please contact Donna M. Platt, Ph.D. (dplatt@umc.edu), Chief, Division of Neurobiology and Behavior Research, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical C

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