George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience

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Employment Opportunities

  • Faculty Cluster Hire

Cluster Faculty Hire

The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for tenure-track or tenured academic year/calendar year positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor.

The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary research center focused on discovering and developing disease-modifying therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. As the University of Rhode Island undergoes major expansion in the neurosciences, we are building a faculty with a strong record of successful laboratory and/or clinical research that supports our mission of integrating discovery science, translational medicine, education and community engagement to identify and deliver tomorrow’s treatments today.

Successful candidates will have dual appointments in the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience and academic departments at the University. A determination on the status of the position (Academic Year or Calendar Year) will be made at the time of hire. Candidates must maintain an active and productive research program and demonstrate meaningful contributions to the literature through publication and other scholarly activities. Junior faculty are expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that is supported by extramural funding, while senior faculty must demonstrate a record of consistent productivity and funding. The Institute is especially interested in research that considers novel contributions to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease and in research that seeks to link scientific discoveries to disease-modifying therapies. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and whose research interests complement the programs of existing faculty.

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The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience has become an integral and essential partner in the growing neuroscience community in the State of Rhode Island. The Institute has established formal relationships with Brown University and the State’s major health care systems to encourage and support active collaborations in neuroscience. Institute faculty have access to top-level laboratory and core facilities throughout the State and are eligible to receive seed/pilot grant funds for innovative research.

The University of Rhode Island is located near the picturesque Narragansett Bay and renowned beaches on Rhode Island Sound. Average housing and other living expenses are well below the Boston, New York and San Francisco metro areas, with comparable access to cultural and arts events and highly-rated schools.

In addition to its own robust scientific and healthcare communities, Rhode Island is also near thriving scientific and entrepreneurial enterprises in Boston, Cambridge, New York, and beyond, with easy access by road, rail or air.

All candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree and qualify for a tenure track or tenured faculty position at the University of Rhode Island. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position must have at least one year of postdoctoral training in an area related to neuroscience and a record of research productivity as evidenced by publications and/or patents and presentations at national and international meetings. Candidates for the Associate and Full Professor position must have an established research program and a history of extramural funding. All candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in oral and written communication and the ability to teach in neuroscience, cell/molecular biology or a related field.

To Apply:  Visit the URI jobs website at: to apply and view complete details for job postings:  (Assistant Professor – SF00284); (Associate Professor – SF00285); (Full Professor – SF00286). Please attach 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Curriculum Vitae that should include the names and contact information of three professional references, and (#3) “Other Document” to include a statement of research accomplishments and goals.

Application Deadline: Search will remain open until the positions are filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 31, 2016. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 31, 2016. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (October 31, 2016) may not be given full consideration. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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