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For more information about faculty openings contact us at the address listed below.

Address: 3709 NRB, East Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-4413
Email: [email protected]

Submission of Application

Applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments and plans at https://careers.upstate.edu/jobs/search?page=1&query=66901. Applicants for the Assistant Professor position should also make arrangements for 3 letters of reference. Address letters and inquiries to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at [email protected] or Department of Neuroscience & Physiology, NRB 3703, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, New York 13210. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.


Current Opening


Faculty position at Upstate Medical University

Translational/Clinical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Empire Innovation

SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) invites applications from scientists with a record of high quality, original research related to Alzheimer’s Disease or other Dementias. This tenure-eligible appointment will include a generous startup package with support from the SUNY Empire Innovation Program (SUNY EIP).

All areas of AD or ADRD research will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with clear translational and clinical relevance.

The successful candidate will join a thriving Neuroscience community of over 40 investigators with broad research expertise in cellular, molecular, genetics, electrophysiology and behavioral approaches and a focus on human disease. Areas of strength of our community include age-related neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and other dementias, neuropsychiatric disorders, neural circuit plasticity, nervous system development, structure and function of the retina, retinal degeneration and glaucoma, and epigenomics. Our research is supported by state-of-the-art imaging, genomics, proteomics, and computational facilities, and growing Biobank capabilities. In addition, our associated hospitals offer extensive services for the management of AD & ADRD within our community through the clinical departments of Geriatrics, Neurology and the Neurodegenerative Disorders Center (https://www.upstate.edu/neurodegenerative/ ).

SUNY Upstate is a great place to work for all. In 2021, Upstate Medical University was ranked #35 on the Forbes list of America's best large employers. By earning this award, SUNY Upstate joins the ranks of only two dozen universities in the nation and organizations such as Ikea, Apple and NASA as honoree.

SUNY Upstate is situated at the center of NY state, which is well-known for its parks, gorges, waterfalls, lake waterfronts, the Thousand Islands, the Finger Lakes Wine Country, and the Adirondack mountains. Upstate New York is a great area for outdoor activities and to experience the beauty of all four seasons. Syracuse offers convenient living in the city and surrounding suburbs (15-minute driving radius), with excellent schools and affordable homes. The city has a small and walkable downtown entertainment district, and its geographic location places residents just a few hours away from New York City, Toronto, Montreal, or Boston.

Applicants with MD, MD-PhD, or PhD, at all levels, including postdocs with early career development awards, will be considered.  The ideal candidate is a mid-career or senior faculty with a strong record of research and current external funding (R01/R01-equivalent) who is ready to play a leadership role within our AD-ADRD research community.  This recruitment is a joint effort by the departments of Geriatrics, Neurology, Neuroscience & Physiology, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Departmental affiliations will be based on best fit for the successful applicant.

Submit application, cover letter, CV, and research statement at https://careers.upstate.edu/jobs/clinical-translational-Faculty-departments-of-neuroscience-physiology-and-geriatrics-syracuse-new-york-united-states  Please request three recommendation letters to be sent directly to “[email protected]

At SUNY Upstate Medical University, we strive to promote a professional environment that encourages varied perspectives from faculty members with diverse life experiences. A respect for diversity is one of our core values. We are committed to recruiting and supporting a rich community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We actively seek applications from women and members of underrepresented groups to contribute to the diversity of our university community in support of our teaching, research and clinical missions.

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