NEURO Faculty Membership

The Neuroscience faculty has overall responsibility for the quality and well-being of the major.  Faculty members are drawn from across the university according to their interest and qualifications.  New membership into the NEURO faculty is attained by vote of the existing membership.

Admission of New Neuroscience Faculty

Membership into the Neuroscience faculty is granted through election by the existing NEURO faculty.  The term of membership is for five years and is renewable.

Membership into the NEURO faculty is restricted to those with graduate faculty status at ISU.

In considering a faculty member for membership in NEURO, each applicant's activities during the last five years in the following areas will be examined:

  1. The applicant must be dedicated to graduate education and must show evidence of maintaining high standards of scholarship.
  2. The applicant must be committed to the idea of interdisciplinary training and must be willing to participate actively in the affairs of the Neuroscience Program, attend the Neuroscience seminars and encourage students to do the same.
  3. The applicant must have an active, high quality, research program.  
  4. The applicant must have ability to obtain, or the prospects of obtaining, competitively awarded research support in the area of NEURO.

The quality and appropriateness of the research program will be judged on the basis of a complete curriculum vita and five publications produced during the last five years. All application materials should be submitted electronically. 

Required Application Materials

  1. A complete curriculum vita
  2. A brief letter requesting faculty membership which includes:
    1. A statement of research interests that clearly details aspects related to NEURO.
    2. A willingness to serve as an active faculty member - voting, ability/willingness to accept potential rotations/grad students into your lab, willingness to serve on POS committees, and a willingness to engage with and participate in NEURO faculty committees.
  3. e-copies (PDF files) of no more than 5 publications produced during the last 5 years. It is recognized that investigators who are in the early stages of their research careers may not have as many as five publications.

Please email application materials to the Neuroscience Graduate Program at for review by the current NEURO faculty membership. 

Review Procedure
The NEURO Supervisory Committee will review the credentials of the applicant.  The committee will submit a recommendation to either approve or not approve the application, along with the complete application packet for vote by the current NEURO membership. Voting will take place electronically and each individual receiving a majority of the votes cast will be granted NEURO faculty membership.