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Dr. Qian-Quan Sun, SBC director, Professor

Department of Zoology and Physiology

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5602


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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physiology/Sensory Biology


Department of Zoology and Physiology

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9 month salary + benefits


December 29th 2018


The Department of Zoology and Physiology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an outstanding scientist who conducts mechanistic studies to address basic or translational questions in broadly defined sensory biology fields. Candidates with a variety of expertise including but not limited to cellular, molecular, genomic, physiological, and behavioral approaches will be considered.


This position offers outstanding research resources associated with the newly established, federally funded Wyoming Sensory Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in addition to a competitive salary and startup package. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program that complements the expertise of our current faculty. The successful candidate is expected to utilize and strengthen the many core facilities at the University of Wyoming, including the newly funded Integrated Microscopy Core Facility, Animal Vivarium, Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory, and the Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging.

The candidate is expected to teach in the core courses of the Physiology Undergraduate Degree and also offer an undergraduate/graduate elective course that will help diversify the current Physiology offerings.


The Sensory Biologist will be a member of the Neuroscience interdisciplinary graduate program and contribute to doctoral graduate education through that program, in addition to training MS and PhD students in Zoology and Physiology.  The candidate will be expected to mentor graduate students in all aspects of the generation of original publishable research.


Assistant professors shall normally hold the terminal qualification in their discipline (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., MFA, etc.), and shall have demonstrated ability, through appropriate experience, to perform the functions of the position they are to hold.


Candidates must have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience in sensory biology, physiology, or related field, and evidence of an exceptional research record. 


Multiple publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.  University teaching experience as the instructor of record. Evidence of ability to secure external grant funding in support of research.


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: 1) a cover letter, 2) a research and teaching statement, 3) CV, 4) three representative publications, and 5) and contact information for four work-related references.  

Although applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by February 1, 2019. The University of Wyoming conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Qian-Quan Sun (


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email

Primary Location: US-WY-Laramie

Job: Academic

Posted Salary Range From: $80,000

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Dr. Qian-Quan Sun, SBC director, Professor

Department of Zoology and Physiology

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5602


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