Multiple Faculty Positions at METU

Assistant Professors in Neurobiology, Biochemistry and Terrestrial Ecology at METU

The Department of Biological Sciences at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey is inviting applications for an Assistant Professor position in the field of 1) Neurobiology; 2) Biochemistry; 3) Terrestrial Ecology. We seek individuals with PhD degrees, postdoctoral training and outstanding publication records.

The successful applicants are expected to establish an independent research group in the Department, and will be responsible for procuring extramural funding. These may include TUBITAK Reintegration Fellowships (2232), TUBITAK Young Investigator Grants (3501), TUBITAK Research Grants (1001/1002), Marie Curie Reintegration Grants, EMBO Installation Grants, and ERC Starting Grants as well as European Union Horizon 2020 grants.

The medium of teaching in METU is English. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate classes in their corresponding and associated fields. Other duties include teaching graduate classes, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

The successful applicant will receive laboratory and office spaces, free access to the Department's common research infrastructure and the animal house, and will also be eligible for start-up funds from METU. Accommodation on campus is provided to eligible candidates.

The deadline for applications is March 21st, 2016. Selected applicants will be invited for a seminar in the period of 15th – 30th April, 2016. Decision regarding the position is expected to be announced by late May. A cover letter with (i) CV, (ii) publication record, (iii) a summary of research experience, (iv) a research and teaching statement, (v) full contact information for three references to be sent to:

Dr. Tulin Yanık ( for Neurobiology
Dr. Çağdaş Son ( for Biochemistry
Dr. Meryem Beklioğlu ( for Terrestrial Ecology

METU is a public university and one of the leading research and teaching institutions in Turkey. For further information regarding METU and the Department of Biological Sciences, please visit and , respectively