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Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Millsaps College
Mississippi, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 16, 2018
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The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Millsaps College is seeking an outstanding candidate for a tenure track Neuroscience position at the level of Assistant Professor.  Millsaps is a private, national liberal arts college, with a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter, an AACSB accredited business school, and an undergraduate Neuroscience major with a Nu Rho Psi honors society chapter. Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, and Insight Magazine.  Faculty are typically expected to teach 3 classes per semester and to maintain an active research program. Research interests are open, but candidates with experience in electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, neurobiology, or cognitive neuroscience techniques will be given preference. Candidates should have a Ph.D., a strong research record and have interest and experience working with undergraduate student researchers.  The successful candidate will be required to develop a nationally recognized research program in biomedical sciences, where stimulating research to encourage the creativity of undergraduates will be a priority, and will have the opportunity to interact extensively with the Mississippi INBRE ( Mississippi INBRE is funded through the NIH and is a network of colleges and universities throughout Mississippi that is dedicated to improving the biomedical research infrastructure in the state. Mississippi INBRE network gives researchers access to cutting edge technologies, as well as mentorship for program development. Funds will be available to the successful candidate through the Mississippi INBRE for up to three years to develop a successful research program in biomedical sciences.

Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of topics in Neuroscience and Psychology including Introduction to Neuroscience, Introduction to Psychology, a senior level Neuroscience capstone course, and specialty courses in neuroscience.  Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference to:  Dr. Kurt Thaw at, Chair of Psychology and Neuroscience,.  Questions regarding the search may be directed to Dr. Thaw at or 601-974-1380.  Millsaps College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.  Employment is contingent upon funding approval and successful background verification. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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