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Professor, SmartState Chair in Neurotherapeutics

University of South Carolina
Capitol, SC
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Apr 11, 2024

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Professor, SmartState Chair in Neurotherapeutics
College of Arts and Sciences
CAS Chemistry and Biochemistry
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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
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Full Time
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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
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9 months
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About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Inclusive Excellence Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina ( invites applications for an endowed SmartState Chair in Neurotherapeutics, broadly defined, to be filled at the tenured Professor level with a proposed start date of August 16, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to lead, strengthen, and expand existing programs in a number of Departments at UofSC in neurosciences and also to strive for excellence in teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level biochemistry courses.
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related field plus at least nine years of relevant experience by the start date of employment, demonstrated significant achievements, international recognition for work in the field, and a track record of significant external funding to support their scholarly activities.

Applicant must have expertise in neuroscience, biochemistry and/or biology, and address questions related to brain development and neurogenetic disorders, particularly those addressing mechanisms underlying behavior or cognition.
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter, research plans (3 pages), and teaching interests (1 page). Contact information of at least three, but no more than five, referees should also be submitted via the "USC Jobs" system. Confidential inquiries can be made to the search committee chair, Prof. Caryn Outten, Guy F. Lipscomb Professor of Chemistry, University of South Carolina, 803-777-8783, email,;and/or Jeff Twiss, SmartState Chair in Childhood Neurotherapeutics, University of South Carolina, 803-777-9215, email,

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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