Visiting Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Dec 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invites applications for a visiting faculty position at the assistant professor level in neuroscience. The initial appointment is for one year, and is renewable for a second year based on performance. The visitor course load is five courses per academic year. The courses taught will contribute to both the Psychology Department as well as the interdisciplinary Neuroscience & Behavior program. Responsibilities include teaching survey courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, statistics, and a small seminar for first-year students as well as contributing to a team-taught core course in Behavioral Neurobiology. In addition, service to the department and program will include advising undergraduate majors. The Psychology Department currently has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of neuroscience, psychopathology, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and social psychology. Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to both scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The appointment will begin September 1, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D.in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants

A complete application includes: curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations if available, and no more than two reprints. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about this position can be sent to Professor Barbara Juhasz, Search Committee Chair, at bjuhasz@wesleyan.edu.

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, awilliams@wesleyan.edu.

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