The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a full-time Neuroscience instructor to begin Fall 2021. The Department has a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate education. We seek an individual who has a proven record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, who will also serve as a leader in helping the department achieve its educational mission more broadly.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to the university’s 5 Nobel laureates, 4 National Medal of Science winners, 9 MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 1 Pulitzer Prize winner, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 25 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 25 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has approximately 40 tenure track faculty and 10 instructors. It offers separate bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience to 2,600+ majors. The Neuroscience degree is biology-based and currently has 600 majors. The department also offers doctoral graduate programs in 5 specialty areas (Behavioral Neuroscience; Behavioral, Psychiatric, and Statistical Genetics; Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; and Social Psychology).
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Teaching 4 courses (or their equivalent) each semester, departmental service, and active engagement in pedagogical initiatives within the department and across campus (e.g., https://www.colorado.edu/program/learningassistant/ ). The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a variety of neuroscience courses.
Department priorities include the teaching of Introductory Neuroscience and several upper-division courses to our Neuroscience Majors, such as Systems Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, and Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.
What You Should Know
Candidates should be able to provide work and education history that confirms a strong foundation in molecular, cellular, and systems neuroscience.
What We Can Offer
We can offer a competitive salary.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .
What We Require
a PhD in Neuroscience or a related discipline awarded before August 15, 2021, and you must have a solid foundation in molecular, cellular, and systems neuroscience.
What You Will Need
A strong committment to undergraduate education.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Statement that includes your pedagogical philosophy and best practices
- Course Syllabus
- Diversity Statement, which addresses how you has contributed to and will contribute to diversity and inclusion in teaching and service
- Audio or Video Recording of teaching (5 minutes)
- Assignment Example
- Test/Exam Question Example
- Summary of anonymous student Teaching/Course Evaluations (if available)
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.
All applications received before December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Boulder Jobs help desk at 303-735-4357 or Submit a Request for Help.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu