Computer Science, Biology & Chemistry have opened faculty searches

Brandeis has open searches for tenure-track faculty in three departments within the Division of Science for this fall.  We are looking forward to a busy season of intriguing seminars from candidates this winter.

  1. Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics. Computer Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, beginning Fall 2019, in the area of Computational Linguistics including, but not limited to Statistical and Neural Machine Translation, Question Answering, Information Extraction, Text Summarization, Syntactic and Semantic Parsing, Dialogue Systems, etc.
  2. Assistant Professor(s) of Biology Biology invites applications for up to two full-time tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2019. Ideal candidates will be conducting innovative research in the broad area of cell biology using any organismal, cellular or in vitro system. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, cell architecture, cell motility, cell division and morphogenesis, organelle function, intracellular trafficking, and compartmentalization.
  3. Assistant Professor of ChemistryChemistry is seeking a creative individual at the assistant professor level for a tenure-track faculty position in organic chemistry or chemical biology.  Exceptional senior candidates in all areas of chemistry will also be considered at the appropriate rank.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.  Diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to Brandeis’ primary mission of providing a quality education.  The search committees are therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their creative endeavors, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Tenure-track positions in Biology (application deadline Oct 15)

The Biology Department at Brandeis University invites applications for up to two full-time, tenure-track appointments, beginning Fall 2016, from individuals who are conducting innovative research in the broad areas of molecular and cellular biology. Junior and more senior investigators will be considered, but preference will be given to hiring at the Assistant Professor level. Areas of interest range across molecular genetics, genomics and cell biology, including topics such as RNA biology, cytoskeleton, intracellular transport, development, signal transduction, transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation, membrane biology, and epigenetics.

The research environment at Brandeis is highly collaborative, and we seek colleagues who will complement and extend existing strengths. Brandeis offers world-class research in the setting of a small liberal-arts university. Brandeis is located 7 miles from Boston, and is part of the vibrant research community of the greater Boston area.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

To apply, please provide the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a summary of your research accomplishments to date, including a statement of your goals for future independent research (3-page limit), up to three publications, and at least three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted only through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6064.

First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2015. Following an initial evaluation by the search committee, finalists will be invited to visit the campus to discuss their research and to meet with faculty and students/postdocs. Additional inquiries may be directed to Leslie Griffith or to Paul Garrity.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to supporting a culturally diverse intellectual community. Applications are particularly encouraged from applicants of groups underrepresented in the sciences.

Tenure-track faculty position in Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, to begin Fall 2014. We are searching for a creative scientist who will establish an independent research program and who in addition will maintain a strong interest in teaching Biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The research program should address fundamental questions of biological, biochemical, or biophysical mechanism. Brandeis University offers the rare combination of a vigorous research institution in a liberal-arts college setting. The suburban campus is located 20 minutes from Boston and Cambridge and is part of the vibrant community of academic and biotechnology centers in the Boston area. The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future plans, copies of relevant publications, and three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted only through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3366. Additional inquiries may be directed to Dan Oprian, Professor of Biochemistry (oprian@brandeis.edu). First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2013.

Brandeis University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly welcome applications from women and minority candidates.

Tenure-track faculty position in Neuroscience and Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in Fall 2014.  The position includes an appointment to the Neuroscience Program and to the Volen National Center for Complex Systems.  We seek an individual with an active research program that combines systems neuroscience and psychological approaches to understanding behavior and mental processes; the preferred specialty areas are learning and development, but we are open to other sub-specialties.  The position is open to applicants working with human and/or non-human animals who have shown outstanding promise as a researcher and mentor.  The successful applicant will join a vibrant research department with NIH training grants, entitled “Brain-Body-Behavior Interface in Learning and Development Across the Lifespan” and “Training in Cognitive Aging in a Social Context.”  Teaching duties will include Psychology and Neuroscience courses.  Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2877 should include a CV, research statement, teaching statement, copies of relevant publications, and three letters of recommendation.  First consideration will be given to candidates whose applications are complete by October 1, 2013 although we will accept applications until the position is filled.
Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

notice reposted from the Psychology Dept. website

Tenure-track faculty search in Biochemistry (2012)

The Department of Biochemistry at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR beginning Fall 2012.  We are searching for a creative scientist who will establish a vigorous independent research program and who also demonstrates a commitment to teaching.  The research program should address fundamental questions of biological and/or biochemical function at the molecular level.

Brandeis offers the rare combination of an internationally recognized research university in a small college setting.  The suburban campus is just 20 minutes from Boston and Cambridge and is part of the vibrant community of academic and biotechnology centers in the Boston area.

The candidate should submit a curriculum vitae and brief research proposal in Word or PDF format by email to biochemistrysearch@lists.brandeis.edu, or by post to:

Daniel D. Oprian
Chair Faculty Search Committee
c/o Maureen Ferrari
Department of Biochemistry, MS009
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

The candidate should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the above address (email preferred).

First consideration will be given to applications received by December 31, 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Brandeis University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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