Physiology and Biophysics

2020 Computational Neuroscience Faculty Search


The Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Washington announces a search for a full-time faculty member at the assistant professor (tenure track) level with a 12-month service period. This position will be in the UW Center for Computational Neuroscience We seek an individual to specialize in computational or theoretical neuroscience.  The successful applicant will play a key role in the growth of the Center, which serves as the theoretical and computational core of campus programs in neurobiology and neural engineering, will have many opportunities for collaboration within UW’s extensive neuroscience community, and will interface with UW’s active data sciences environment.  For more information, please see and

In addition, we are committed to creating a departmental climate that embraces and benefits from the diversity of all individuals. Candidates should include a statement about how they will contribute to this environment (detailed instructions on our website). 

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in mathematics, physics, computer science, neuroscience or a related field. 

Application Instructions

Application packages, including a curriculum vitae, a description of research accomplishments and plans, three letters of reference, diversity statement, and up to two papers or manuscripts as PDFs must be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (