Brain Resilience Neuroscience Cluster Faculty Search

Johns Hopkins University is currently accepting applications for six tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in neuroscience-related fields. Six new senior Bloomberg Distinguished Professor hires will complement these six junior positions. In total, these twelve positions to be recruited over multiple years are part of a major investment by JHU in neuroscience-related research and teaching and are part of a recently announced Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship (BDP) cluster. We strongly encourage applications from individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

We welcome applicants from all sub-disciplines within neuroscience-related fields, spanning Developmental, Cellular/Molecular, Systems, Behavioral, Computational and Theoretical, and Disease-focused Neuroscience. We seek applicants using a diverse range of model systems, including non-traditional species, as well as a range of techniques. Our goal is to foster an integrative approach that brings together the richness of various perspectives in the pursuit of understanding the brain. Successful candidates will be considered for positions across a range of JHU's neuroscience-related departments/institutes, including Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Biology, and the Mind-Brain Institute, based in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the Whiting School of Engineering. Our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration forms the bedrock of our research culture, where the exchange of ideas and expertise beyond departmental boundaries is actively encouraged. Johns Hopkins University is world-renowned for its dedication to research, cutting-edge facilities, and highly collaborative environment. Our community fosters a collegial spirit, nurturing intellectual growth while providing an excellent platform for significant scientific impact. 


Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent with a research program focused on neuroscience-related questions and methodologies. They should possess strong records of achievement in research and scholarship. They should demonstrate an ability to develop an independent research program and be committed to cross-disciplinary collaboration. They should be committed to serve as mentors for a diverse cohort of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and to teach within their home department or program. 

Application Instructions

Applications should include as a single PDF: a cover letter, a 2-page statement of research interests, a C.V. and PDFs of three key publications or posted pre-prints, and the names and addresses of three professional references.

Applications should be addressed to:

Richard Huganir and Patricia Janak
Departments of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

While candidates who complete their applications by September 15th, 2023, will receive immediate consideration for this cycle, we will consider applications submitted after that date on a rolling basis. Applications already received will be considered in full, and no additional material is required at this time. Questions may be directed to

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