University of Rhode Island: Assistant Professor - The George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience and Cell and Molecular Biology

The George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience and the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will have an appointment in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences. The candidate will be expected to establish a basic science or translational research program in an area that complements the mission of the Ryan Institute and the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, and is supported by extramural funding. The successful candidate will also contribute to the University’s teaching mission and participate in service activities.

The Ryan Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute that is focused on discovering and developing disease-modifying therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. CMB is a research and teaching department focused on the cellular and molecular basis of physiology and disease. We are building a faculty with a strong record of successful laboratory and/or clinical research that support our mission of integrating discovery science, translational medicine, education and community engagement to identify and deliver tomorrow’s treatments today. Responsible for managing and maintaining the College of Pharmacy (COP) Heber Youngken Medicinal Garden including plants in Avedisian Hall, COP assigned greenhouse(s), and surrounding COP courtyard environs. Lead students, faculty, and garden volunteers to enable use of Medicinal Garden for research, teaching, public education and outreach.

Visit the URI jobs website at: to apply and view complete details for job posting (F00087). Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter including a description of how your qualifications match the requirements for the position, (#2) Curriculum Vitae, which should include the names and contact information for three professional references, and (#3) “Other Documents” a research statement or sample(s) of relevant scholarly work (as one complete document).

Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by June 17, 2018. Second consideration may be given to applications received by July 15, 2018. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (July 15, 2018) may not be given full consideration.


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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last updated 15-May-2018