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Endowed SmartState Chair in Biochemistry

University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Columbia, South Carolina
Competitive and commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022
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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. 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.

Qualifications are a 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. The successful candidates 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.

All applicants must submit their application through the online employment system “USC Jobs” at 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,
The University of South Carolina is located in Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, less than three hours from the mountains or the coast. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides a vibrant research environment that includes collaborations with the UofSC School of Engineering, School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health. We are strongly dedicated to the success of all our faculty and provide a supportive workplace.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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