Open-Rank Position

Open-Rank Position, Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center and National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM) at Bilkent University

Bilkent University invites faculty applications (rank open) for a position in the Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center and National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM). The strategic plan includes an expansion of research related to molecular and cellular neuroscience. Accordingly, we seek applications from promising or established scholars who have worked in this or a related field, and who integrates or plans to integrate neuroimaging in their studies.

The newly built research center has spacious state-of-the-art molecular and cellular laboratories, in addition to animal research facilities. An Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience offers Master's and PhD programs that was opened five years ago. Finally, there are also human psychophysics, EEG laboratories and two MRI scanners (3T and 1.5T) with plans to purchase a high field scanner (7T) for animal studies.

Bilkent is located in Ankara, Turkey's metropolitan capital with daily direct flights to Istanbul and other major European cities. Bilkent University also provides faculty members and their families with free housing and access to private health insurance.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience or related discipline, and should have an excellent publication record (requirements vary with rank). A demonstrated ability or the potential to secure external research funding will be a strong advantage. Faculty members are expected to maintain productive research programs. Successful applicants will teach during the Fall and Spring semesters with no teaching requirement during summer, and supervise PhD and Master's students.

Appointment:This full-time appointment will begin in September 2020 (negotiable). Salary will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure
Applicants should submit

  1. a cover letter;
  2. CV;
  3. research statement;
  4. teaching statement;
  5. pdf copies of 3 representative publications; and
  6. contact information for 3-5 professional references.

Review of applications will commence on November 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the university should be directed to Hulusi Kafaligonul at or +90 312 290 3016. To apply please go to the following link:

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