The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of neuroscience. The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2019. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and to participate in departmental service. The Department of Biological Sciences offers two Ph.D. tracks (Bioscience and Ecology/Evolution) and has faculty that contribute to the NIH-funded Border Biomedical Research Center. The department boasts multiple state-of-the-art core facilities with full-time staff and BSL3/ABSL3 facilities. The core facilities include those focused on mass spectrometry, genomics, tissue culture and high-throughput drug screening, confocal microscopy, and bioinformatics and biostatistics. Neuroscience faculty maintain strong collaborative and programmatic ties with several other departments, including Psychology, Kinesiology, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. Outstanding qualified applicants in all areas of neuroscience are strongly encouraged to apply, but special consideration will be given to candidates who utilize electrophysiological, opto-/chemogenetic, behavioral, and/or functional imaging approaches in their research. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Applicants are encouraged to visit https://www.utep.edu/science/biology/index.html to see current areas of research.