Positions Available

Faculty Positions:


Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty

Cellular, Molecular Auditory Neuroscience

Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


The Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center (http://www.phrc.pitt.edu) and the Department of Otolaryngology (http://www.otolaryngology.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine seek to fill an open rank, full-time, tenure-track position in auditory neuroscience. Faculty rank (Assistant, Associate or Professor level) will be determined by and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree and will have research interests relevant to hearing and the auditory system. We are seeking exceptional scientists to establish vigorous independent research programs and promote synergy between basic and translational research. For this search, candidates performing molecular and genetic research related to hearing restoration, including hair cell and auditory nerve regeneration or prevention of degeneration, are especially encouraged to apply. However, exceptional candidates with interests relevant to genetic, molecular and circuit mechanisms in normal or pathological hearing will also be considered. A very generous start-up package is available. Moreover, an Endowed Chair is available to support a senior candidate with an extraordinary record of accomplishments.

The faculty position is within the vibrant and highly interactive basic and clinical neuroscience research community of the University of Pittsburgh, including the Department of Communication Science and Disorders (https://www.shrs.pitt.edu/csd), the Center for Vision Restoration (http://www.foxcenter.pitt.edu), the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (http://www.braininstitute.pitt.edu/), the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.cnup.pitt.edu), the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative disorders (https://www.pind.pitt.edu) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (http://www.upmc.com/about/facts/pages/default.aspx). Successful candidates will join an active auditory research community with diverse colleagues across University of Pittsburgh and the adjacent Carnegie Mellon University whose research spans human clinical and behavioral research, auditory cognitive neuroscience, and systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience. This community is strengthened by NIH-supported training grants promoting graduate and post-doctoral training in auditory science.

Please submit a current CV, a 2-page description of research interests and future directions, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin in mid-October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan to invite the top 4-6 candidates for interview during Nov. 2018 - mid Feb. in 2019.

Materials should be sent to:

Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD
Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Research,
Director of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center,
Department of Otolaryngology


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