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Assistant Professor of Biology & Neuroscience

Stonehill College
North Easton, Massachusetts
Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

Equal Employment Opportunity shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, and or ancestry. Stonehill College will adhere to the Federal Requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and its amendments, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Law, and all other applicable State and Federal laws. The College is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. All employees and applicants will be treated fairly, equitably, and with courtesy. Stonehill College encourages diversity and welcomes individuals who will enrich the cultural and diverse experiences of the campus. In accordance with Massachusetts law, employees of Stonehill College are considered employees-at-will.

The Neuroscience Program and Biology Department at Stonehill College invite applicants for an assistant professor, tenure-track appointment in Neuroscience and Biology to begin July 2023. This person would join a collegial program of three full-time faculty as well as a department of seventeen full-time faculty with a wide range of disciplinary expertise and a commitment to continual growth as educators and mentors.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The position involves teaching, advising, and directing a productive research program with undergraduates. Primary teaching duties include research methods in neuroscience, introduction to neuroscience, and an additional course in the candidate’s area of specialty. Additionally, the ability to teach cell biology lectures and labs, and/or genetics labs is preferred. The area of specialty should differ from the expertise of our current Neuroscience faculty. Some preferred fields include neurophysiology, neurodevelopment, and comparative neuroscience. Research programs that are theoretical, wet-lab-based, field-based, or use a combination of approaches are encouraged.

Education & Experience

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biology, or a related discipline and have postdoctoral research and undergraduate teaching experience. We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduates in research, and who have a demonstrated awareness of the importance of diversity in education.

Interested applicants should submit online a letter of application (cover letter), curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching philosophy and summaries of student evaluations). The candidate’s DEI values and approaches should be explicitly integrated into the teaching and research statements. DEI values and approaches may derive from many experiences, including coursework or workshops, professional service, focus or practice in scholarship, or classroom practice. Recommendation letters should be submitted online by each reference, using an email link generated when the candidate submits the references’ contact information. Only completed applications will be considered. The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022. Please email inquiries regarding the position to Dr. Nicole Cyr (

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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