The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) are soliciting applications for a new faculty member at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track), with a half-time appointment in each of the two departments. We seek applicants studying fundamental aspects of nervous system function, in the broad areas of molecular/cellular neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, neurodegenerative disease, or neural circuit function. Preference is for applicants using a range of molecular, cellular, optical, biophysical and/or physiological approaches. We seek candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree (or equivalent) who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ph.D., M.D, or equivalent is required by date of application. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. Potential start date is July 1, 2015. 

Applications should be submitted online through Applications should include a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; copies of three significant publications; a brief description of research accomplishments; and a statement of research objectives and teaching interests. Inclusion of a cover letter is optional. Please direct any questions to

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( ) prior to submitting their letters. 

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2014. 

UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: